You cannot view the Quick Start screen until you have defined at least one VLAN and
at least one self IP on a configured BIG-IP system that is
provisioned for WAN Optimization Manager(WOM).
To optimize WAN traffic, you must configure BIG-IP
WOM on both sides of the WAN. You can use the Quick Start screen to quickly set up WAN Optimization Manager, using the default settings, on a single
screen of each BIG-IP system.
On the Main tab, click
In the WAN Self IP Address field, type the local
endpoint IP address.
This IP address must be in the same subnet as a self IP address on the BIG-IP
system. To make sure that dynamic discovery properly detects this endpoint, the
IP address must be the same as a self IP address on the BIG-IP WOM
Verify that the Discovery setting is set to
If you disable the Discovery setting, or discovery
fails, you must manually configure any remote endpoints and advertised
Specify the VLANs on which the virtual servers on this system receive incoming
- For the LAN VLANs setting, select the VLANs that
receive incoming LAN traffic destined for the WAN.
- For the WAN VLANs setting, select the VLANs that
receive traffic from the WAN through an iSession
In the Authentication area, for the Outbound iSession to
WAN setting, select the SSL profile to use for all encrypted
outbound iSession connections.
To get WAN optimization up and running, you can use the default selection
serverssl, but you need to customize this profile for
your production environment.
For the Inbound iSession from WAN setting, leave the
default selection wom-default-clientssl or select another
SSL profile for which the Non-SSL Connections setting is
In the IP Encapsulation area, from the IP Encapsulation
Type list, select the encapsulation type, if any, for outbound
In the example shown, the selection was None.
If you select IPsec, select an IPsec policy from
the IPSEC Policy list that appears, or retain the
If you select IPIP, the system uses the IP over
IP tunneling protocol, and no additional encapsulation setting is
If you select GRE, select a GRE profile from the
GRE Profile list that appears, or retain the
Select the applications you want to optimize by selecting the adjacent check
boxes in the Create Optimized Applications list.
To secure and encrypt data, enable the Data Encryption
setting for each optimized application you select. If you selected
IPsec for the IP Encapsulation
Type, the IPsec policy you selected determines encryption of TCP
The system creates the necessary virtual servers and associated profiles to optimize
the selected application traffic, as indicated by the green check marks in the
Optimizations Enabled column on the Quick Start screen. If your network supports IPv6,
the BIG-IP WOM automatically creates virtual servers for both IPv6 and IPv4 networks,
and then selects the appropriate virtual server to use. For some applications, such as
HTTP and MAPI, the system creates a virtual server only for initiating traffic. For
other applications, such as CIFS and FTP, the system creates two virtual servers: one to
initiate traffic destined for the other side of the WAN, and another to receive traffic
from the other side of the WAN, after the traffic is terminated by the iSession
terminating virtual server. The following example shows a completed Quick Start screen.
Example of completed WOM Quick Start screen
To complete the setup, repeat this task on the BIG-IP WOM system on the other side
of the WAN.