Change the NIC used for BIG-IP VE management¶
By default, management traffic goes through the
eth0 NIC and data traffic goes through the other available NICs.
If you need to use
eth0 for data traffic, you can change the NIC that management traffic goes through.
- Use SSH to connect to BIG-IP VE.
- If you need to determine which NICs are available, stop TMM by typing
bigstart stop tmm. Then type
ip addrto view the list of available NICs.
- Change the management NIC by typing
tmsh modify sys db provision.managementeth value eth1where
eth1is the NIC you want to use for management. You can use any available NIC.
- Press Enter.
- Reboot BIG-IP VE by typing
rebootand then pressing Enter.
When BIG-IP VE is running again, you can use
eth0 for data.
After you change the NIC, you cannot use the tools in the Google Cloud Console to connect to BIG-IP VE (and ).