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BIG-IP Virtual Edition Setup Guide for VMware ESX or ESXi

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BIG-IP® Virtual Edition Setup Guide for VMware ESX® or ESXi®

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.....................................15 Rebooting after a BIG-IP VE update..................................................................10 Powering on the BIG-IP VE virtual machine....Table of Contents Table of Contents Legal Notices............................................................................................................................................................................................................................10 Deploying the BIG-IP VE virtual machine.8 BIG-IP Virtual Edition compatibility with VMware hypervisor products.................20 Appendix C: Troubleshooting BIG-IP Virtual Edition.........................................................................9 Deployment of BIG-IP VE on VMware.....................................................................21 Troubleshooting the BIG-IP Virtual Edition.....................................8 Hypervisor guest definition.............................................................................................5 Chapter 1:  Getting Started with BIG-IP Virtual Edition.................14 Downloading and importing a BIG-IP VE update........................................11 Chapter 3:  Updating a BIG-IP VE Virtual Machine.........................7 What is BIG-IP Virtual Edition?.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................10 Host machine requirements and recommendations.......................................................19 BIG-IP VE unsupported features........................................................................................................17 Best practices for deploying BIG-IP VE on VMware.....................15 Appendix A: Deployment Best Practices.....22 3 ..................................................................................................................................................14 Installing a BIG-IP VE update........................................................................13 Updating a BIG-IP VE virtual machine...............................8 Chapter 2:  Deploying BIG-IP Virtual Edition....18 Appendix B: Unsupported BIG-IP Features.....11 Assigning a management IP address to a BIG-IP VE virtual machine................................................................

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Chapter 1 Getting Started with BIG-IP Virtual Edition Topics: • What is BIG-IP Virtual Edition? .

the reservation of a virtual machine with two CPUs can be only 6 GHz or less. For example.1 hosts. Note: The BIG-IP VE product license determines the maximum allowed throughput rate. F5 Networks suggests using the maximum configuration limits for the BIG-IP VE system. Lab editions have no guarantee of throughput rate and are not supported for production environments.0 and 4.1. and VMware ESXi® 4.Getting Started with BIG-IP Virtual Edition What is BIG-IP Virtual Edition? BIG-IP® Virtual Edition (VE) is a version of the BIG-IP system that runs as a virtual machine in specifically-supported hypervisors.0 and 4. BIG-IP Virtual Edition compatibility with VMware hypervisor products BIG-IP® VE is compatible with VMware ESX® 4. To view this rate limit. There are also some maximum configuration limits to consider for deploying a BIG-IP VE virtual machine. • • 8 . Hypervisor guest definition The VMware virtual machine guest environment for the BIG-IP® VE. Virtual disk should be deployed Thick (allocated up front). you can display the BIG-IP VE licensing page within the BIG-IP Configuration utility. Tip: For production licenses. at minimum. such as: • CPU reservation can be up to 100 percent of the defined virtual machine hardware. RAM reservation can be only 2 GB or 4 GB. if the hypervisor has a 3 GHz core speed. must include the following: • • • • • 2 x virtual CPUs (reserve 2GHz) 2 GB RAM 1 x virtual Flexible (PCnet32 LANCE) network adapter (for management) 2 x virtual VMXNET3 network adapters 1 x 40 GB SCSI disk Important: Not supplying at least the minimum virtual configuration limits will produce unexpected results. BIG-IP VE emulates a hardware-based BIG-IP system running a VE-compatible version of BIG-IP® software.

Chapter 2 Deploying BIG-IP Virtual Edition Topics: • Deployment of BIG-IP VE on VMware .

or ESXi 4. click Deploy from file.f5. Deploy an instance of the BIG-IP system as a virtual machine on a host system. 6. Extract the files from the Zip archive. 3.zip. Power on the BIG-IP VE virtual machine. Assign a management IP address to the BIG-IP VE virtual machine. The OVF Template Details pane opens. From the File menu. and. locate the OVA file.0 or 4. After you complete these tasks.1.1 VMware vSphere Client Connection to a common NTP source (this is especially important for each host in a redundant system configuration) Important: F5 Networks highly recommends that the host system contain CPUs based on AMD-V™ or Intel® VT technology.ova. you need to perform the following tasks: • • • • Verify the host machine requirements. 2. you can perform basic network configuration tasks such as assigning VLANs to interfaces. choose Deploy OVF Template. 4.0 or 4. For example: \MyDocuments\Work\Virtualization\<BIG-IP_OVA_filename> 7. Important: Do not modify the configuration of the VMware guest environment with settings less powerful than the ones recommended in this document. To successfully deploy and run the BIG-IP® VE system. Click Next. Note that the Zip file contains a virtual disk image based on an Open Virtual Format (OVF) template. Doing so may produce unexpected results. Next. Deploying the BIG-IP VE virtual machine The first steps in deploying BIG-IP® VE are to download and extract the Zip file to your local system. Host machine requirements and recommendations There are specific requirements for the host system on which the BIG-IP VE system can run. you can run the Deploy OVF Template wizard from within the VMware Vsphere client. open the F5 Downloads page (https://downloads.Deploying BIG-IP Virtual Edition Deployment of BIG-IP VE on VMware To deploy the BIG-IP® VE system on a VMware ESX® or ESXi®. This includes the settings for the CPU. The Deploy OVF Template wizard starts. the host system must contain the following: • • • VMware ESX 4. In a browser.com). Using the Setup utility. RAM. Start the VMware Vsphere client and log in. you can log in to BIG-IP VE system and run the Setup utility. 5. Download the BIG-IP VE file package ending with scsi. 1. In the Source pane. 10 . and network adapters. using the Browse button. Follow the steps in this procedure to create an instance of the BIG-IP system that runs as a virtual machine on the host system.

select the virtual machine to which you want to assign the management IP address. 10. 12. Verify that all deployment settings are correct. Click OK. Otherwise. If the host system is controlled by VMware vCenter. Click the Console tab. 8. At the password prompt. 14. Click Next. click No and follow the instructions for manually assigning an IP address and netmask for the management port. 4.2. 7. 13. proceed to the next step. 15. In the Name field. Note that the BIG-IP VE will not process traffic until you start the BIG-IP VE from its command line or through its web interface. 3. After a few seconds. 2. click Yes. 2. click the Administration menu. a login prompt appears. From the main vSphere Client screen. type a name for the BIG-IP virtual machine. 9. type root. and in the Commands area. In the Inventory Location pane. 11 . Map the source network External Network to the name of an external network in your inventory. Click Next. 1. type default. In the resources pane. Otherwise. Map the source network Internal Network to the name of a destination non-management network in your inventory. Map the source network Management Network to the name of a destination management network in your inventory. The Ready to Complete screen opens.1-45. Type config and press Enter. 6.BIG-IP® Virtual Edition Setup Guide for VMware ESX® or ESXi® 8. Click the Summary tab. and click Next. The Name and Location pane opens. select a folder name. In the main vSphere client window. Assigning a management IP address to a BIG-IP VE virtual machine The BIG-IP® VE virtual machine needs an IP address assigned to its virtual management port. 17. The BIG-IP VE status icon changes to indicate that the VM is on. At the <username> login prompt.2. 11. Powering on the BIG-IP VE virtual machine You must power on the BIG-IP® VE virtual machine before you can move on to assigning IP addresses. such as: smith_10. 9. This displays the End-User License Agreement (EULA). The F5 Management Port Setup screen appears. An example of a destination management network is Management. click the Administration menu. An example of a destination internal network is Private Access. and click Finish. Choose the desired host and click Next. Select the virtual machine that you want to power on. Read and accept the license agreement. 1. If you want DHCP to automatically assign an address for the management port. 3. 16. An example of a destination external network is Public Access. and click Next. the Host Cluster screen opens. Verify that the OVF template details are correct. click Power On. 5.

Deploying BIG-IP Virtual Edition Tip: F5 Networks highly recommends that you specify a default route for the virtual management port. 12 . but it is not required for operation of the BIG-IP VE virtual machine.

Chapter 3 Updating a BIG-IP VE Virtual Machine Topics: • Updating a BIG-IP VE virtual machine .

you perform the following tasks: • • • Download and import the version's base and update ISO files.2. Install the update on the BIG-IP VE virtual machine. the system might not import the image successfully. and its associated MD5 checksum file.Updating a BIG-IP VE Virtual Machine Updating a BIG-IP VE virtual machine BIG-IP® VE updates are installed in the same manner as updates to BIG-IP software already installed on BIG-IP hardware. Reboot the BIG-IP VE system. The update procedure uses the Software Management tool. The Import Software Image screen opens. 5. The Software Management screen opens.1. At the right side of the screen.com). The system presents a progress indicator during the operation. click Import to begin the operation. 14 . or you can upgrade the software from the command line. On the Main tab. you can use the Software Management tool in the Configuration utility. expand System. such as 10. Use an MD5 verification program to ensure that the downloaded ISO files checksums match the values in their corresponding MD5 files. F5 recommends that you test the integrity of the ISO files to verify that you have downloaded clean copies. The following procedure uses the Software Management tool to perform the upgrade. 3. Important: The BIG-IP VE base ISO file for the associated hotfix version must be in the /shared/images directory of the BIG-IP VE virtual machine before any updates can apply. In a browser. open the F5 Downloads page (https://downloads. 7. such as Hotfix-BIGIP-10. Attention: Before you perform the installation. 2. and its associated MD5 checksum file.f5.1-511. Important: If you navigate away from this screen before the operation completes. and click Software Management. Save the four files to the BIG-IP® VE virtual machine in the /shared/images directory. You do not need to reinstall BIG-IP VE in the hypervisor guest environment to upgrade your system. Download the update ISO file. 4. 6. F5 recommends that you wait for the operation to complete before continuing with any other work on the BIG-IP VE system. click Import.iso. line. To update a BIG-IP VE virtual machine. When the image name appears in the Software Image field.0-HF3. Therefore.2. Downloading and importing a BIG-IP VE update 1. Download the version's base ISO file. 8. To update the BIG-IP VE system on a VMware ESX® or ESXi®. Click Browse to navigate to the downloaded installation file.

Tip: If there is a problem during installation. or specify a value for the Auto Refresh setting. From the Available Images table. To watch the progress of the installation operation. On the menu bar. To configure the system. When the BIG-IP® VE system reboot is complete. 4. 3. click Install. The upgrade process installs the software on the inactive installation location that you specify. 1. In the Boot Partition column. Rebooting after a BIG-IP VE update When the installation operation is complete.BIG-IP® Virtual Edition Setup Guide for VMware ESX® or ESXi® Installing a BIG-IP VE update After you download the software installation image and import the software image to the /shared/images directory on the BIG-IP® VE system. The Software Management screen opens. Click Install. A confirmation screen opens. the system removes the refresh options. expand System. When that occurs. the system presents the login screen. expand System. click the Refresh button. the system removes the refresh options. The system presents progress messages during the restart operation. and click Software Management. select the check box associated with the location where you want to install. you can use log messages to troubleshoot a solution. 15 . When that occurs. click the link representing the software image you want to install. 5. Click Activate. In the Installation Targets column. When the installation operation is complete. 3. 4. log in using an account that has administrative permissions. On the Main tab of the navigation pane. The system stores the installation log file as /var/log/liveinstall. The image properties screen opens. 5. The destination you specify for installation must represent a hard drive volume or partition on the BIG-IP system. you can safely reboot into the newly installed volume or partition. you can initiate the installation operation. 2. 1. The Installation Status screen opens. 6. On the Main tab of the navigation pane. The properties screen for the boot location opens. and click Software Management. Click OK to initiate the reboot operation. The Boot Locations screen opens. The Software Management screen opens. 2. click the link representing the boot location you want to activate.log. To begin the installation operation. click Boot Locations. you can safely reboot the newly installed volume or partition. The installation confirmation screen opens. This process usually takes between three and seven minutes.

Updating a BIG-IP VE Virtual Machine 16 .

Appendix A Deployment Best Practices Topics: • Best practices for deploying BIG-IP VE on VMware .

Live migration of BIG-IP VE while the virtual machine (VM) is processing traffic could produce unexpected results. perform live migration of BIG-IP VE virtual machines (using VMware vMotion™) on idle BIG-IP VE virtual machines only. if you are using VMware Dynamic Resource Scheduler (DRS). Perform live migration of BIG-IP VE virtual machines on idle BIG-IP VE virtual machines only. if the hypervisor has a 3 GHz core speed. Live migration of BIG-IP VE virtual machines VMware DRS environments Resource reservations Time synchronization 18 . Note that units within a redundant system configuration must share a common time synchronization source. Together. to prevent inconsistent system behavior. or. You can do this either by configuring NTP within BIG-IP VE or by selecting the Synchronize guest time with host check box within vSphere Client. Configure all BIG-IP VE systems to use an external time synchronization source. Live migration of BIG-IP VE while the virtual machine is processing traffic could produce unexpected results.Deployment Best Practices Best practices for deploying BIG-IP VE on VMware When deploying BIG-IP® Virtual Edition (VE) on a VMware host. these reservations normally prevent system instability on heavily loaded hosts and are considered minimal. Issue Redundant system configuration Recommendation Run the two units of an active/standby pair on separate physical hosts. Disable automatic migrations by adjusting the DRS Automation Level to Partially Automated. the reservation of a virtual machine with two CPUs can be only 6 GHz or less. You can accomplish this in two ways: either manually create a virtual machine peer on each host. and configuring all VMware hosts to share a single NTP time server or set of related NTP time servers. The CPU reservation can be up to 100 percent of the defined virtual machine hardware. For example. Manual. create a DRS rule with the option Separate Virtual Machine that includes each unit of the BIG-IP® VE redundant pair. or Disabled on a per VE basis. By default. In DRS environments. BIG-IP VE is deployed with a 2 GHz CPU and 2 GB of memory reservation. you should follow these best practices.

Appendix B Unsupported BIG-IP Features Topics: • BIG-IP VE unsupported features .

The following BIG-IP® features are not supported by BIG-IP® VE.Unsupported BIG-IP Features BIG-IP VE unsupported features BIG-IP® VE does not support the following BIG-IP system or hypervisor features. • Optional BIG-IP system modules. such as: • • WebAccelerator™ Bridging protocols. such as: • • • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) • • • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) Hard-wired failover Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 The following VMware features are not supported by BIG-IP VE: • • VMware Fault Tolerance technology vmmemctl memory balloon driver 20 .

Appendix C Troubleshooting BIG-IP Virtual Edition Topics: • Troubleshooting the BIG-IP Virtual Edition .

conf. Note that the two units of a BIG-IP VE redundant system configuration must share the same time synchronization source. Lack of VMXNET3 availability Use of VLAN groups The VMXNET3 driver can become unavailable after you suspend and resume BIG-IP VE. you must configure these properties to accept (rather than reject) the security policy exceptions on the vSwitch.conf files within BIG-IP VE. The properties of the security policy that you need to configure are Promiscuous Mode and Forged Transmits. Time synchronization using If you want to use VMware Tools to enable time synchronization. Note that if you migrate the virtual machine or start a snapshot or cloned image of the virtual machine.conf and bigip_sys. If you want to use network time protocol (NTP) instead. Use of Single Configuration Copying an SCF from a VMware host system to an F5 hardware platform File (SCF) feature causes an error related to interface mismatching. For information about how to configure these options. see the VMware vSphere Client documentation. Use of VLAN groups with BIG-IP VE requires proper configuration of the VMware vSwitch. To view the actual TMM-to-vSwitch portgroup 22 . To work around this issue. Configuration of an OVF with additional interfaces When you deploy an OVF with more than five interfaces (one management interface and more than four TMM interfaces). To use the VLAN group feature. you must VMware Tools or NTP select the Synchronize guest time with host check box within vSphere protocol Client. To use the configured maximum resolution of 2360x1770 at 16 bits per pixel. Resetting the system will resolve the problem. Incorrect status of VMware VMware vSphere incorrectly shows the status of VMware Tools as Not Tools in vSphere Installed. the interface numbering might appear out of order. BIG-IP® VE should be working correctly with the hypervisor. save the bigip. see the VMware ESX® or ESXi® Configuration Guide.conf and bigpipe merge bigip_sys.Troubleshooting BIG-IP Virtual Edition Troubleshooting the BIG-IP Virtual Edition If you have followed the setup procedures in this document. Event log reports insufficient video RAM On VMware ESXi systems only. the status correctly shows as Unmanaged. because BIG-IP VE emulates BIG-IP hardware running in a virtual environment. You can ignore this message or follow the recommended action without adverse effects. increase the amount of video RAM allocated to this virtual machine by setting svga. For more information. you might encounter some issues as you try new configurations for BIG-IP VE that are outside the scope of this setup guide or altogether not supported in BIG-IP VE with certain hypervisor environments. On the new platform. and copy the files to the new platform. For any transparency mode other than Opaque. you must first disable time synchronization in VMware Tools by clearing the check box within vSphere Client. run the commands bigpipe merge bigip. you must configure security policies on the vSwitch.vramSize="16708800" in the virtual machine's configuration file. Use the following troubleshooting information to solve problems and learn of limitations that you might encounter with BIG-IP VE. the following event message is logged: The maximum resolution of the virtual machine will be limited to 1176x885 at 16 bits per pixel. You can verify that VMware Tools are installed by viewing the IP Address and DNS Name fields on the vSphere screen. However.

The SSL::sessionid command within an iRule returns a blank value with BIG-IP VE. The BIG-IP VE system reports the status of host-only network interfaces as UNINITIALIZED. you can re-license the local system after importing the UCS by accessing a backup copy of the license file. To work around this issue. 23 . will not be able to pass packets.license. located in /config/bigip. Use of the b import default command can generate Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) errors. except for the virtual network interface mappings. or power off and power on the BIG-IP VE virtual machine to restore functionality. which can cause the import process to fail. You can ignore these errors. BIG-IP licensing and User When you import a User Configuration Set (UCS) from another BIG-IP or Configuration Sets BIG-IP VE system. when importing a UCS. When the host names differ. Use the hypervisor's reset controls. Editing the virtual guest configuration SSL::sessionid iRule command Errors when using the bigpipe import command Use of SNMP OID for RMON tables Media speed messages in log file F5 Networks strongly recommends that you do not edit the virtual configuration of BIG-IP VE. Exiting the shell at a MOS When you type exit at a Maintenance Operating System (MOS) prompt. You can ignore these messages. even though the interface is functioning normally. Setting the source OID for RMON alarm. event. the system attempts to import all of the UCS configuration data. This OID will be disabled in future releases. bash prompt the system appears unresponsive. and history tables generates an error message. the system overwrites the local license with the license contained in the UCS. If the host names match. This is intended system behavior. type the command rm /var/db/mcpd* at the BIG-IP VE command prompt. To ensure that the system properly detects the new or removed interfaces. verify that you have defined a default route for the management port before attempting to activate a license. the VLAN group transparency mode. you should ensure that the host names of the two systems differ.BIG-IP® Virtual Edition Setup Guide for VMware ESX® or ESXi® interface mapping. which does not work. Also. When starting the BIG-IP VE system or when removing an interface from a VLAN. To prevent this from occurring. high-availability failure events occur. and reboot the system.bak. When the VMware vSwitch Promiscuous Mode is set to Reject. VMware vSwitch Promiscuous Mode Virtual network interface status is wrong Auto-licensing and the If you have not defined a default route to the management port. compare the MAC addresses of the interfaces displayed in the BIG-IP Configuration utility to those displayed in the vSphere Client. HA events due to BIG-IP VE inactivity If the VMware hypervisor runs the BIG-IP VE software for fewer than four minutes continuously (for example. If you change the number of virtual interfaces on the BIG-IP VE system after a binary MCPD database has been created. The system might note a failure and restart key system processes and trigger failover if within a high-availability (HA) group. the system does not detect the change when subsequently rebooted. the system logs media-related messages to the file /var/log/ltm. Opaque.1 is used. the default default management route interface 1. due to a manual suspension or the timeout of network disk I/O). the system correctly imports only the configuration data that is common to both the originating platform and the target platform.

1q headers A hypervisor's Layer 2 bridging device might remove quality of service (QoS) classification from packets. Trial The virtual switch clears the QoS field in 802. the system BIG-IP Virtual Edition displays an error message.Troubleshooting BIG-IP Virtual Edition Importing a UCS from the When you import a UCS from the BIG-IP Virtual Edition Trial. You can ignore this message. 24 .

troubleshooting 22 license for BIG-IP system. troubleshooting 22 B best practices for deployment 18 for redundant system configuration 18 BIG-IP import command. unsupported 20 MOS bash prompt exiting shell. for guest 8 F failover. troubleshooting 22 CPU and best practices for 18 and guest definition 8 and host machine requirements 10 deploying BIG-IP VE virtual machine 10 L LACP protocol. troubleshooting 22 G guest environment 8 O OVA file. CPU requirements 10 hypervisor. troubleshooting bigpipe import errors 22 installation rebooting after 15 installation operation 15 insufficient video RAM event message. troubleshooting 22 BIG-IP system modules. troubleshooting 22 IP address. hard-wired unsupported 20 FIPS. troubleshooting sessionid command for SSL 22 ISO file and location on virtual machine 14 downloading 14 downloading base ISO file 14 downloading update ISO file 14 C configuration. hypervisor guest definition 8 A active/standby configuration 18 auto-licensing. troubleshooting 22 Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP). See guest environment. troubleshooting 22 H HA events due to BIG-IP VE inactivity. 22 and media speed messages 15. management port 11 iRule. unsupported 20 E environment.Index Index 802. assigning 11 maximum allowed throughput rate 8 media speed messages in log file. unsupported 20 Layer 2. editing virtual 22 Configuration of OVF with additional interfaces. troubleshooting 22 memory balloon driver. unsupported 20 BIG-IP Virtual Edition and VMware ESX host machine requirements 10 and VMware ESXi host machine requirements 10 updating 14 bridging protocols. unsupported 20 host machine. unsupported 20 I import command. troubleshooting 22 hard-wired failover.1q headers and QoS field. unsupported 20 N NTP time synchronization. 22 log in after updating 15 assigning management IP address 11 deploying BIG-IP VE virtual machine 10 D default route for virtual management port 11 deployment overview 10 downloads and importing update 14 of ISO base file 14 of ISO update file 14 M management port IP address. troubleshooting 22 log file and location 15. location 10 25 .

unsupported 20 VMware Tools status. virtual machine 11 product license 8 progress indicator.Index P power-on procedure. for update 14 protocols troubleshooting 22 unsupported 20 T task list for deploying on virtual machine 10 for deploying on VMware 10 for updating on virtual machine 14 for updating on VMware 14 troubleshooting 22 Q QoS. unsupported 20 reboot after configuring additional interfaces. troubleshooting sessionid command in iRule 22 system reboot. troubleshooting 22 vSwitch promiscuous mode. troubleshooting 22 virtual machine settings 8 virtual management port 11 virtual network interface status. troubleshooting 22 SNMP OID for RMON tables. and hypervisor guest definition 8 virtual guest configuration. troubleshooting 22 spanning tree protocols. troubleshooting 22 VMware and compatible versions 8 VMware Fault Tolerance technology. troubleshooting 22 V virtual configuration. troubleshooting 22 unsupported features 20 update downloading and importing 14 installing 15 update progress indicator 14 user configuration sets for licensing BIG-IP system. See reboot operation. troubleshooting 22 VLAN groups. troubleshooting 22 R Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP). troubleshooting 22 VMware Tools troubleshooting time synchronization 22 VMware virtual machine creating 10 VMXNET3 unavailability. editing. troubleshooting 22 U UCS importing from BIG-IP Virtual Edition Trial. system update procedure 14 26 . troubleshooting 22 reboot operation after updating 15 redundant system configuration and host machine requirements 10 and NTP requirement 10 deploying 18 resource reservations 18 RMON tables and SNMP OID. troubleshooting 22 S setup utility 10 Single Configuration File (SCF) feature. unsupported 20 SSL.

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