Deploying F5 BIG IP 12.X VE and BIG IQ VE (Hyper-V appliance) for NVGRE with SCVMM 2012 R2 or 2016 – part 3: BIG IQ VM
Now that we have our BIG IP properly configured by following part 2, we need to deploy BIG IQ which is the management interface for our BIG IP to which VMM2012R2 will send requests.
Before creating the VM we will need to deploy the F5 Network Gateway powershell module. This will need to be done on your VMM server, if you are running VMM in HA you will need to do it on each nodes.
Log on to your VMM server and launch the msi file and use default settings.
Once the setup is finished, you should see a new module in your powershell modules folder.
you then need now to restart SCVMMService.
Now that our provider is installed on the VMM server we can proceed with the VM Creation.
For the VM we will need only 1 NIC which will be connected to Infrastructure network and we will attach the BIG IQ VHD downloaded from F5 site.
VM spec : 1 vCPU | 3 GB RAM | 1NIC
Configure the VM to start from the attached VHD and start the VM.
Once the appliance has finished startup, log on using user:root / password: default and type config command
Configure the management network, I’ll use 192.168.2.250 for the BIG IQ device.
we can log on now to the device using https://192.168.2.250 and same credentials
Now we need to register the BIP IP device to BIG IQ. To do so we will go back to our VMM Server (or admin server) on which we’ve installed the F5 network gateway module.
From this machine we will then start the powershell script Add-BigIpDeviceGroup.ps1 located into the F5gatewayProvider module folder.
The script requires as parameter bigip address, bigiq address and the name that we will provide for our group name which will store our records.
don’t forget to start it from an elevated shell or ISE.
enter the BIG IQ credentials.
then the BIG IP admin credentials (not root but really Admin user!)
and finally the BIG IP root user.
you can now check if the device is properly registered by going back to the BIG IQ.
We are now done configuring our BIG IQ device and we only have a last step to do which is adding the BIG IP to SCVMM2012R2 as a network service. This will be covered in part 4.