Installation Guides

A10 Thunder and ACOS Installation Guides to assist you with your hardware and software installation or initial configuration.


Hardware Installation Guides

This documentation library contains installation guides for the A10 Thunder Series devices representing the premier product line for various A10 Networks services.

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Software Installation Guides

This documentation library contains installation guides for all available Virtual Thunder and Bare Metal platforms. Refer to the release notes to determine the platforms supported for your specific release.

vThunder Installation Guides
Bare Metal Installation Guides
Licensing User Guides

Roadmap of Common Tasks

Common next steps to help you get started after your device is physically installed and connected to the network.



Verify Your System

Verify the software version, hardware information, and SKU or license on your system.

Verify the Software Version
Verify Hardware Components
View System Throughput
Verify SKU or Licensing


Configure Device Access

Create Admin users who can access the device and specific object-level privileges with RBAC.

Configure Admins
Configure External Authentication
Configure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)


Configure Notifications

Set up how you would like to be notified of system events.

Configure System Logging
Configure SNMP


Configure Layer2/3 Functions

Configure your ACOS device in your Layer 2 or Layer 3 environment.

Configure L3V Partitions
Configure VLANs
Configure DHCP


Configure Redundancy

Configure aVCS to synchronize your configuration, and VRRP-A or Scaleout for device cluster management.

Configure aVCS
Configure VRRP-A
Configure Scaleout


Reset the Device

Restore the device to its factory default settings, or recover lost passwords.

Reset the Device
Restore the Device
Recover Passwords

Documentation Matrix

This table lists the complete set of documents available for this release.

Beginning with ACOS 4.1.0, SKUs for hardware platforms and a new licensing model for vThunders determine which products can be configured on your ACOS device (see Hardware Product SKUs and vThunder Licenses for more information). This means that not all documents in the documentation library may be applicable to you, depending on the products you are using.

To use this matrix, find your product column (CFW, SSLi, ADC, or CGN) and scroll down the list to verify which documents apply. A in the product column means the document contains information that is pertinent to your product. An in the product column means you do not need to read the document if you are using that product.

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Late-breaking Information (Release Notes)
Document Title HTML PDF CFW SSLi ADC CGN
Release Notes
Release Notes (GUI)
System and Network Configuration Documentation
Document Title HTML PDF CFW SSLi ADC CGN
System Configuration and Administration Guide
Configuring Application Delivery Partitions
Network Configuration Guide
Configuring Overlay Networks
Redundancy and Device Cluster Management Documentation
Document Title HTML PDF CFW SSLi ADC CGN
Configuring Scaleout
Configuring VRRP-A High Availability
Configuring ACOS Virtual Chassis Systems
Admin and Application Access Security Documentation
Document Title HTML PDF CFW SSLi ADC CGN
Management Access and Security Guide
Application Access Management Guide
Web Application Firewall Guide
Reference Documentation for User Interfaces Used to Configure the Device
Document Title HTML PDF/ZIP CFW SSLi ADC CGN
aFleX Scripting Language Reference
aXAPIv3 Reference Guide
MIB Reference
Command Line Interface Reference
Command Line Interface Reference for ADC
Command Line Interface Reference for CGN
CFW Product Documentation
Document Title HTML PDF CFW SSLi ADC CGN
IP Security Configuration Guide
Firewall Configuration Guide
SSLi Product Documentation
Document Title HTML PDF CFW SSLi ADC CGN
SSL Insight Configuration Guide
ADC Product Documentation
Document Title HTML PDF CFW SSLi ADC CGN
DDoS Mitigation Guide (for ADC)
Application Delivery and Server Load Balancing Guide
Global Server Load Balancing Guide
Harmony Controller Integration Guide
Harmony Apps v1.0.0 User Notes
CGN Product Documentation
Document Title HTML PDF CFW SSLi ADC CGN
IPv4-to-IPv6 Transition Solutions Guide
Traffic Logging Guide for IPv6 Migration