Manual Chapter : Common elements for device objects

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  • 15.0.0, 14.1.0
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Common elements for device objects

You must perform this task locally on each device in the device group.
The failover addresses that you specify must belong to route domain
0
.
  1. Confirm that you are logged in to the device you want to configure.
  2. On the Main tab, click
    Device Management
    Devices
    .
    This displays a list of device objects discovered by the local device.
  3. In the Name column, click the name of the device to which you are currently logged in.
  4. In the Name column, click the name of the device for which you want to view properties.
    This displays a table of properties for the device.
  5. In the Name column, click the name of the device for which you want to specify properties.
    This displays a table of properties for the device.
  6. Near the top of the screen, click
    ConfigSync
    .
  7. From the
    Local Address
    list, retain the displayed IP address or select another address from the list.
    F5 Networks recommends that you use the default value, which is the self IP address for the internal VLAN. This address must be a non-floating (static) self IP address and not a management IP address.
    If the BIG-IP device you are configuring is accessed using Amazon Web Services, then the internal self IP address that you select must be an internal private IP address that you configured for this EC2 instance as the
    Local Address
    .
  8. For the
    Local Address
    setting, select the static self IP address for the internal VLAN.
  9. From the
    Local Address
    list, select the self IP address for VLAN
    dns_request
    .
  10. From the
    Local Address
    list, select the non-floating self IP address for VLAN
    internal
    .
  11. Near the top of the screen, click
    Failover Network
    .
  12. For the Failover Unicast Configuration settings, click
    Add
    for each IP address on this device that other devices in the device group can use to exchange failover messages with this device. The unicast IP addresses you specify depend on the type of device:
    Platform
    Action
    Appliance without vCMP
    Type a static self IP address associated with an internal VLAN (preferably VLAN
    HA
    ) and the static management IP address currently assigned to the device.
    Appliance with vCMP
    Type a static self IP address associated with an internal VLAN (preferably VLAN
    HA
    ) and the unique management IP address currently assigned to the guest.
    VIPRION without vCMP
    Type a static self IP address associated with an internal VLAN (preferably VLAN
    HA
    ). If you choose to specify unicast addresses only (and not a multicast address), you must also type the existing, static management IP addresses that you previously configured for all slots in the cluster. If you choose to specify one or more unicast addresses and a multicast address, then you do not need to specify the existing, per-slot static management IP addresses when configuring addresses for failover communication.
    VIPRION with vCMP
    Type a self IP address that is defined on the guest and associated with an internal VLAN on the host (preferably VLAN
    HA
    ). If you choose to specify unicast failover addresses only (and not a multicast address), you must also type the existing, virtual static management IP addresses that you previously configured for all slots in the guest's virtual cluster. If you choose to specify one or more unicast addresses and a multicast address, you do not need to specify the existing, per-slot static and virtual management IP addresses when configuring addresses for failover communication.
    Failover addresses should always be static, not floating, IP addresses.
  13. From the
    Address
    list, select an IP address.
    The unicast IP address you select depends on the type of device:
    Platform
    Action
    Appliance without vCMP
    Select a static self IP address associated with a VLAN on the internal network (preferably VLAN
    HA
    ) and the static management IP address or addresses currently assigned to the device. If the system is configured with both IPv4 and IPv6 management IP addresses, then by default, the system will use either of these addresses for failover communication if needed, for failover communication between devices.
    Appliance with vCMP
    Select a static self IP address associated with a VLAN on the internal network (preferably VLAN
    HA
    ) and the unique management IP address currently assigned to the guest. If a guest is configured with both IPv4 and IPv6 cluster management IP addresses, then by default, the system will use either of these addresses for failover communication if needed, for failover communication between devices.
    VIPRION without vCMP
    Select a static self IP address associated with a VLAN on the internal network (preferably VLAN
    HA
    ). If you choose to select unicast addresses only (and not a multicast address), you must also specify the existing per-slot static management IP address or addresses (IPv4, IPv6, or both) that you previously configured for each slot in the cluster. If you choose to select one or more unicast addresses and a multicast address, then you do not need to select the existing per-slot, static management IP addresses when configuring addresses for failover communication.
    VIPRION with vCMP
    On the vCMP host, select a self IP address that is defined on the guest and associated with a VLAN on the internal network (preferably VLAN
    HA
    ). If you choose to select unicast failover addresses only (and not a multicast address), you must also select the existing per-slot virtual static management IP address or addresses (IPv4, IPv6, or both) that you previously configured for each slot in the guest's virtual cluster. If you choose to select one or more unicast addresses and a multicast address, you do not need to select the existing per-slot virtual static, management IP addresses when configuring addresses for failover communication.
    Failover addresses should always be static, not floating, IP addresses.
  14. For the Failover Unicast Configuration settings, click
    Add
    to specify the IP address of the other BIG-IP DNS system that this system can use for failover communications.
  15. For the Failover Unicast Configuration settings, click
    Add
    and specify the static self IP address for VLAN
    HA
    . Then repeat the action, specifying the device's management IP address.
  16. To enable the use of a failover multicast address on a VIPRION platform (recommended), then for the
    Use Failover Multicast Address
    setting, select the
    Enabled
    check box.
  17. If you enabled
    Use Failover Multicast Address
    , either accept the default
    Address
    and
    Port
    values, or specify values appropriate for the device.
    If you revise the default
    Address
    and
    Port
    values, but then decide to revert to the default values, click
    Reset Defaults
    .
  18. Near the top of the screen, click
    Mirroring
    .
  19. For the
    Primary Local Mirror Address
    setting, retain the displayed IP address or select another address from the list.
    The recommended IP address is the self IP address for either VLAN
    HA
    or VLAN
    internal
    .
    If the BIG-IP device you are configuring is accessed using Amazon Web Services, then the self IP address you specify must be one of the private IP addresses that you configured for this EC2 instance as the
    Primary Local Mirror Address
    .
  20. For the
    Secondary Local Mirror Address
    setting, retain the default value of
    None
    , or select an address from the list.
    This setting is optional. The system uses the selected IP address in the event that the primary mirroring address becomes unavailable.
  21. For the
    Primary Local Mirror Address
    setting, select the static self IP address for VLAN
    internal
    .
  22. For the
    Secondary Local Mirror Address
    setting, select the static self IP address for VLAN
    HA
    .
    This setting is optional. The system uses the selected IP address in the event that the primary mirroring address becomes unavailable.
  23. In the status column, click
    Status
    .
    This displays a list of all possible status types for a device.
  24. In the Name column, locate the name of the device for which you want to view status.
  25. In the Status column, view the status of the device.
  26. Click
    Finished
    .
  27. Click
    Update
    .
  28. Repeat this task for each device that you want to configure.
  29. In the
    Description
    field, type a description of the device.
  30. In the
    Location
    field, type a location for the device.
  31. In the
    Contact
    field, type contact information for the device.
  32. In the
    Comment
    field, type a comment about the device.
  33. In the
    HA Capacity
    field, type a relative numeric value.
    You need to configure this setting only when you have varying types of hardware platforms in a device group and you want to configure load-aware failover. The value you specify represents the relative capacity of the device to process application traffic compared to the other devices in the device group.
    If you configure this setting, you must configure the setting on every device in the device group.
    If this device has half the capacity of a second device and a third of the capacity of a third device in the device group, you can specify a value of
    100
    for this device,
    200
    for the second device, and
    300
    for the third device.
    When choosing the next active device for a traffic group, the system considers the capacity that you specified for this device.
  34. Locate the
    Partition
    list in the upper right area of the BIG-IP Configuration utility screen, to the left of the
    Log out
    button.
  35. From the
    Partition
    list, confirm or select partition
    Common
    .
  36. From the
    Network Mirroring
    list, select
    Between Clusters
    .
    This step is required to establish connection mirroring between two VIPRION chassis.