VMware vSphere ESXi (vCenter API) setup¶
Currently, F5 supports BIG-IP Virtual Edition version:
On VMware vSphere ESXi (vCenter), version:
Using the following setup:
You must create seven separate networks. For your VNFM-supported version of ESXi, you can create them however you want; using a Distributed Switch, VLANs, and Distributed Port Group, or create a Standard Virtual Switch, and assign as many uplinks as you want. The only requirement is that you create seven, separated, uniquely named networks for the required pre-existing networks.
If deploying the BIG-IQ blueprint, then you must NOT use 192.168.1.200 and 192.168.1.245 IP addresses on the same network the F5 VNF Manager is connected, until AFTER you deploy the BIG-IQ blueprint and the BIG-IQ HA pair is online. Once the BIG-IQ HA pair is online, those IP addresses become available.
|Network Protocol Profile IPv4 or IPv6 Configuration||
A network protocol profile contains a pool of IPv4 or IPv6 addresses for use by vApps. When you create a network protocol profile, you set up its IPv4 or IPv6 configuration. You must associate a network protocol profile for each port group.
The VLAN IDs for the PDN, PGW, and MGMT port groups must use the same VLAN IDs as the corresponding physical networks.
You must deploy images from the Content Library in vSphere (for ESXi 6.5/7.0). Upload the following image files to your vSphere Content Library:
To upload images to your vSphere Content Library
Do one of the following: