LTM Initial Access & Installation

LTM Initial Access & Installation

LAB: LTM Initial Access & Installation



  • Deploy the VM LTM in ESXi or Workstation
  • Install License on F5 VM appliance
  • Configure networking and other settings as per topology described.


Configure the Setting of F5 VM as per Diagram shown in Topology either in ESXi or Workstation.

Now let’s go to each configuration one by one as described.

Access the BIG-IP LTM System

Login to Client Device and Click on Web Browser and Access F5 on following IP Https://

With Username admin and Password XXXXXX (Set by admin).

By Default below password are used:


  • Username: root
  • Password: default


  • Username: admin
  • Password: admin

Here you will see that F5 Device is Not Licensed and is not Operational.

Licensing the F5 System

Under Setup Utility | Click Next

You will get License page, Click on Lisence | Activate

Under Base Registration key: Enter your Trail License Key, Select Activation method | manual

Here you will see Under General Properties | Step1: Dossier | Copy the Dossier | Click on Click here to access F5 Licensing Server

You will go to Activate F5 Product on page, here Paste your Dossier and Select | Next

You will get the Actual License on F5.Com page, Copy that License and Paste it to Step3: License on F5 GUI | Next

Now you will see, your F5 Virtual Appliance is licensed as shown in below figure

Network Setting Configuration on F5

Under Setup Utility configure following setting as being asked in below figure

Refer Below figure to configure above task correctly

Once you click Next, In Standard Network Configuration Section, Click Next

Under Redundant Device Wizard Options | Click on Both Option and Select HA: Failover Method: Network and Click Next

Configure Self-IP, VLANS, and High Availability

Configure Internal Network & VLAN by using following Setting:

Refer Below figure to configure above task correctly

 Configure External Network & VLAN by using following Setting:

Refer Below figure to configure above task correctly

In next Setting, We will configure High-Availability Network to use existing VLAN – Internal , by using below setting

Configure ConfigSync, NTP, DNS


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