Yesterday I wrote an article relating to logging into the F5 BIG-IP LTM VE VMware image console using the default username and password however some people may prefer to perform their configurations using the BIG-IP LTM VE GUI which has a different default user and password. First you will need to locate the IP address of he BIG-IP LTM instance from the console and then you can type that IP address into your favorite web browser to then login as explained in more detail below. Please also note the supported web browser versions below for BIG-IP LTM version 10.1.
F5 BIG-IP LTM VE GUI Supported Browsers:
- Microsoft® Internet Explorer®, version 6.0x, and version 7.0x
- Mozilla® Firefox®, version 3.0x
Other browsers may work fine but if you run into an issue with the BIG-IP LTM GUI you should verify the issue exists in one of the browser versions noted above.
Locate BIG-IP LTM VE Instance IP Address:
Again you will first need to locate the IP address of the BIG-IP LTM VE instance you are running which can be done by logging into the console using these directions and then typing “ifconfig eth0:mgmt” from the console as shown in the below example image.
Use ifconfig To Locate BIG-IP LTM IP Address:
You can remove the “eth0:mgmt” if you want to see the entire output of ifconfig but if your initial goal is to simply login to the BIG-IP LTM VE GUI then the management IP address associated with the eth0 Ethernet interface will suffice. Note in the above example image the IP address is 192.168.44.135 so now we will type that IP address into a web browser with “https://” before the IP address which will take us to the BIG-IP LTM VE GUI login screen as shown in the below example image.
BIG-IP LTM VE GUI Login Screen:
Type in the default username and password which is admin for both fields and then click the Log-In button to login to the F5 BIG-IP LTM VE GUI shown in the below example image.
- Default GUI Username: admin
- Default GUI Password: admin
Logged Into F5 BIG-IP LTM VE GUI:
You should modify the username and password during or after the initial configuration process.