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Monday, August 5, 2013

Problem booting virtual F5 LTM on Virtual box

There is no better way to learn about LTM load balancer then playing and testing it even though it may be a virtual appliance and running LTM  10.1 version.

To get started download the LTM BIGIP- software and the base registration key (you will need to register first).


After you import the ova file and boot the BigIp you can be presented with the following error:
Memory for crash kernel (0x0 to 0x0) notwithin permissible range


The VM should be bootable out of the box on a PC with an Intel CPU  64bit. If you are using AMD 64bit system instead you need to enable the "Enable IO APIC" option under VM properties, System, Motherboard.

After the change the system will still show the message but the booting process will no longer stop.

After the system boots login as root/default. Finds the management ip and using your OS browser navigate to https://ip to activate the trial license.
tmsh list /sys management-ip


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