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Chapter 3: Getting Started

This chapter provides the basic workflow for getting started with a new deployment.

Basic steps:
  1. Install the appliance.
  2. Configure the management interface.
  3. Configure the following basic network settings:
  • New administrator password (required)
  • System date and time
  • Network interfaces
  • DNS
  • Test connectivity.
  • Complete product registration, install your license, and update the firmware.
  • Configure a basic load balancing policy.
  • Test the deployment with load to verify expected behavior.
  • Back up this basic configuration so that you have a restore point.
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    Tips:
    • Configuration changes are applied to the running configuration as soon as you save them.
    • Configuration objects are saved in a configuration management database. You cannot change the name of a configuration object after you have initially saved it.
    • You cannot delete a configuration object that is referenced in another configuration object (for example, you cannot delete an address if it is used in a policy).

     

    Chapter 3: Getting Started

    This chapter provides the basic workflow for getting started with a new deployment.

    Basic steps:
    1. Install the appliance.
    2. Configure the management interface.
    3. Configure the following basic network settings:
    • New administrator password (required)
    • System date and time
    • Network interfaces
    • DNS
  • Test connectivity.
  • Complete product registration, install your license, and update the firmware.
  • Configure a basic load balancing policy.
  • Test the deployment with load to verify expected behavior.
  • Back up this basic configuration so that you have a restore point.
  •  

    Tips:
    • Configuration changes are applied to the running configuration as soon as you save them.
    • Configuration objects are saved in a configuration management database. You cannot change the name of a configuration object after you have initially saved it.
    • You cannot delete a configuration object that is referenced in another configuration object (for example, you cannot delete an address if it is used in a policy).