Lab 1.3: Create the SSL Orchestrator deployment through Guided Configuration

The SSL Orchestrator Guided Configuration presents a completely new and streamlined user experience. This workflow-based architecture provides intuitive, re-entrant configuration steps tailored to the selected topology.

The following steps will walk through the Guided Configuration (GC) to build a simple transparent forward proxy.


The following provides verbose details on each setting. For a more concise set of lab steps, without details, skip to Appendix - Demo Scripts

  • Initialization - From the left-hand menu, navigate to SSL Orchestrator ‣ Configuration. If this is the first time accessing SSLO in a new BIG-IP build, upon first access Guided Configuration will automatically load and deploy the built-in SSLO package.
  • Configuration review and prerequisites - take a moment to review the topology options and workflow configuration steps involved. Optionally satisfy any of the DNS, NTP and Route prerequisites from this page. Keep in mind, however, that aside from NTP, the SSLO GC will provide an opportunity to define DNS and route settings later in the workflow. No other configurations are required on this page, click Next.