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quickref_74249
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Mar 09, 2016

bigiq deployment

Hello,

 

we have purchased the BigIq as a successor of our EM. The documentation is not very clear to me for the use of self ip's.

 

Do I need them at all? Can't I just use the mgmt. int for all tasks? And if I will deploy an inside vlan and the corresponding self ip's how can I make sure this one is used for the communication with the bigip's and not the mgmt int?

 

Thank you

 

Alfred

 

  • You can use the management IP for all communications to/from BIG-IQ and BIG-IP. It is our suggested configuration for more recent versions of BIG-IQ. If you use a self-ip, some communication (for example: update of the REST framework) will still try to use the management IP.

     

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  • You can use the management IP for all communications to/from BIG-IQ and BIG-IP. It is our suggested configuration for more recent versions of BIG-IQ. If you use a self-ip, some communication (for example: update of the REST framework) will still try to use the management IP.

     

    • quickref_74249's avatar
      quickref_74249
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      Thank you very much for your quick response. Now I can request my vm image and start setting the BigIq up.
    • Kyle_Oliver's avatar
      Kyle_Oliver
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      With the addition of the Data Collection Devices into the picture for BIG-IQ, multiple networks are suggested. You can definitely get away with two networks, or even one for smaller deployments.

       

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    You can use the management IP for all communications to/from BIG-IQ and BIG-IP. It is our suggested configuration for more recent versions of BIG-IQ. If you use a self-ip, some communication (for example: update of the REST framework) will still try to use the management IP.

     

    • quickref_74249's avatar
      quickref_74249
      Icon for Nimbostratus rankNimbostratus
      Thank you very much for your quick response. Now I can request my vm image and start setting the BigIq up.
    • Kyle_Oliver_519's avatar
      Kyle_Oliver_519
      Historic F5 Account

      With the addition of the Data Collection Devices into the picture for BIG-IQ, multiple networks are suggested. You can definitely get away with two networks, or even one for smaller deployments.

       

  • You can use the mgmt interface for all management tasks. You don't need a self-IP. If you do have a self self-ip and you do not want to have any communication with your BIG-IP on mgmt, make sure you discover the BIG-IP with a destination address that will route out the internal VLAN interface. Routing will decide what interface the traffic egresses on the BIG-IQ to the BIG-IP.