Lab Name: F5 LTM
Access the full Palo Alto lab guide by downloading the F5 LTM Workbook
Instructor-led Training –
This article will provide a detailed overview of how to set up “Initial Configuration for BIG-IP F5 MTM”

The basic architecture of the f5 is not required. Access the f5 via ssh
Configure BIGIP-1 hostname “BIGIP-1”, configure BIGIP-1 interface Eth0 with IP address as, default gateway as, and verify it.

Big ip 11050 platform

Front view
Management port :
USB ports
Console port
Port for failover in serial (hard-wired).
SFP+ ports
LCD display
Control buttons for LCD monitors
Indicator LEDs
Big ip F5 manages and balances traffic for network equipment like servers, routers, and firewalls. It is generally used to improve the reliability of our network. These are the two entry points to the BIG-IP network connection:
Interfaces for TMM switches
Management interface (MGMT).
Administrative access to BIG-IP can be provided by either the Traffic Management Microkernel switch interfaces (TMM) or the MGMT interface. F5 recommends you use the management port. The BIG-IP system uses the TMM switch ports to send and receive load-balanced data.
The MGMT interface is used by the system to perform system management functions. The MGMT interface is used to perform system management functions.
Login to BGIP-1 via ssh Open Software putty. Select ssh to see the following:

Click on open to enter the ip adress of bigip-1 at in the hostname or address field.

Login credentials as “ROOT” or “DEFAULT”
Login using user id. Passwordlogin as root
Using keyboard-interactive authentication.
Last login: Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 05:06.32, 2017 at
[[email protected] :NO LICENSE :Standalone] # Change the hostname for bigip1 to BIGIP-1
Change the Host Name[[email protected]:NOLICENSE:Standalone] config #tmsh modify /sys global-settings hostname
[[email protected] :NO LICENSE :Standalone] # Verify and Change Management Port eth0 of Bigip1 By default, the eth0 uses the preconfigured management IP address of We can verify it and make changes by using two methods
Verify and change the default IP-Address [[email protected] :NO LICENSE :Standalone] config# tmsh/list /sys-management-ip
{sys management-ip sys management ip
description static-fallback
[[email protected]:NO LICENSE:Standalone] config # ifconfig eth0
eth0 Link:EthernetHWaddr:00:50:12:00 00:02:00
inet addr Bcast Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::250:12ff:fe00:200/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:14656 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:435 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes 1618408 (1.5 MiB). TX bytes 24787 (24.2KiB) Changing management ip address
Change the Management IP Address
route [[email protected] :NO LICENSE :Standalone] # config The following window will open. Once the cursor is ok, it will turn green.

After pressing enter, the following window will open: Move the cursor to OK by using the arrow key, and press Enter when the ok turns red. The next window will open:

Change the ip address to

Now, a window will open asking for configuration of netmask or subnetmask