F5 BIG-IP Initial Setup

Rehan Ghayyur Khan
Technical Product Manager at IIPL
It is neither simple nor complex. It all depends on what kind of situations you are in. My last deployment was a little bit complex but previous deployments were very simple. We did hardware partitioning and software partitioning for a multi-tenancy concept, where every application owner has its own load balancing instance within F5. So it all depends on how you deploy a device and it depends on your planning. If you want a simple deployment you can do so. You can create multiple virtual servers on F5 BIG-IP technology, and within multiple virtual servers you can have multiple nodes, where a node equals two application servers. It can be deployed in a complex manner and it can be deployed in a very simple manner, it all depends on your choice. It has a rapid deployment feature to deploy Microsoft Exchange load balancing. It has automation. You can simply click on Microsoft Exchange 2016 Email Server. Tclick on it and tell F5 about server IPs, and it goes automatically. View full review »
Solutiond87c
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The integration and configuration of this product were pretty good. Once you get going, it gets easier to use. It works with Red Hat JBoss application server, and it integrates reasonably well. View full review »
Flight9875
User at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup can be complex but it's not because of the F5 itself. It's because of your own network. You can get in your own way. What makes it complex is the fact that you have to stand back and figure out the configuration. F5 is there to help you with that and give you some idea on where to place it and what to do. Some of that also falls underneath the realm of managed services or just services in general. They start you with a brand new spiffy product, but you're left with the migration process. View full review »
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Reviewer702843
Director Technology Solutions with 11-50 employees
The initial setup was very straightforward in GUI. It was not complex. View full review »
Network8776
Network Presales Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
The initial setup is not straightforward. You can consider F5 BIG-IP as a standard. It is not complex. In the end, the product itself is serving the business and services. View full review »
Erez Bar On
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
It was complex compared to the Microsoft system. But after we learned the product and understood how it works, it worked seamlessly. View full review »
Robert Smith
DevOps Manager at TaxAct
The integration and configuration into the AWS environment was pretty good. View full review »
ChiefSecd99d
Chief Security Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The integration and configuration of the product in our AWS environment seems to be pretty straightforward. There doesn't seem to be anything complex. We haven't needed anything additional, like Professional Services. View full review »
Joshua Cruz
Associate Systems Engineer at Frontline Education
The integration and configuration are great. When I need to make changes, I have been fine. We are currently using the Terraform Infrastructure as Code. Therefore, we are using the F5 provider to create new nodes, pools, and purchase servers, and the integration has been seamless for us. View full review »
NetworkE0d45
Network Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Easy switch from our Barracuda to F5. The setup was done with an engineer. However, if you pay good attention you can manage it afterwards. I also have a F5 test environment on a VM. These cost around $100 but are worth that money for testing purposes. View full review »
Guojun Jin
Staff Engineer at a manufacturing company with 11-50 employees
Initial setup is easy and pretty standard. Setup is not much different from all other VPNs. View full review »
Bachir Elsitt
Network Security Engineer at Data Consult
Straightforward. View full review »
ipmplspr538920
Security Governance at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup is straightforward. The GUI interface is user-friendly. Software upgrades have been performed by F5 teams. View full review »
Samar Choudhury
Assistant Vice President at Nagarro
The initial setup was pretty straightforward; not complex. View full review »
Luis Henriquez
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I have integrated F5 rules for AWS with web exploits and OWASP Rules, and it is so easy to deploy. View full review »
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