Manual Chapter : Creating an alert server node

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Manual Chapter

Creating
an alert server node

Before creating an alert server node, you must activate the FPS license from tmsh.
Local traffic pools use nodes as resources for load balancing. A
node
is an IP address that represents a server resource that hosts applications.
An alternate way to create a node is to create a pool member. When you create a pool member, the BIG-IP system automatically creates the corresponding node. For example, if you create pool member
10.10.20.30:80
, the system automatically creates a node with the address
10.10.20.30
.
  1. On the Main tab, expand
    Local Traffic
    , and click
    Nodes
    .
    The Node List screen opens.
  2. Click the
    Create
    button.
    The New Node screen opens.
  3. In the
    Name
    field, type a descriptive label for the node.
    Names are case-sensitive.
  4. In the
    Address
    field:
    • If you want to send alerts to the FPS Dashboard, type the IP address of the alert server.
    • If you want to send alerts to BIG-IQ® Logging Nodes, type the IP address of an internal Self-IP on the Logging Node.
  5. Click
    Finished
    .
    The screen refreshes, and the new node appears in the node list.
  6. If you want to send alerts to BIG-IQ Logging Nodes, repeat steps 2-5 for every Logging Node.