The config command is a command line utility created for this purpose. You can run the config command from the serial console you used during installation. For more information about configuring the serial console, see Connecting with a null modem cable to the serial console.
You can configure an IP address on the Ethernet interface 1.1 labeled MGMT and access the web-based Configuration utility to configure the traffic management software. Use the default network to connect to the management interface.
Use a Serial console You can connect a null modem cable to the port marked CONSOLE on the unit, and access the command line with a terminal emulator. Add a network to the management interface.
If you want to connect directly to the management interface, you can use the default network configuration on the management interface. Note Any self IP addresses you add to the system cannot be on the same network as the management interface.
You can connect a cable to the Ethernet interface 1.1 labeled MGMT and access the web-based Configuration utility to configure the traffic management software and use the default network for setup. Connecting with a null modem cable to the serial console.
A null modem cable allows you to connect your PC to another nearby PC or serial device using its modem protocol.
2 Connecting a Management Workstation or Network Understanding management connection options Connecting with a null modem cable to the serial console. Configuring the management interface Connecting to the management interface using the default network.
Once the utility finishes and the system reboots, these default IP addresses are replaced by the information that you entered in the initial configuration you create with the Configuration utility. Setting up an IP alias for the default IP address before you start the unit.
The remote workstation must be on the same IP network as the unit. If you add this alias prior to booting up the BIG-IP system, the unit detects the alias and uses the corresponding address.