Manual Chapter : Using Templates for Managing Configurations

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

  • 6.1.0
Manual Chapter

Using Templates for Managing Configurations

About configuration templates

BIG-IQ® can manage multiple devices simultaneously. These devices can be located in several data centers that may be located in many different locations. To help you easily manage required configuration changes to DNS, NTP, SMTP, and Syslog for a large number of devices, you can use configuration templates.
To start, you create a configuration template, then deploy that template to certain devices. This can save a significant amount of time because you are not required to log in to each device individually to make configuration changes.

Deploying a configuration template to managed devices

You must create a configuration template before you can deploy it to a managed device.
Deploying a configuration template saves time when you want to make a similar change to several managed BIG-IP devices.
  1. At the top of the screen, click
  2. On the left, click
  3. Near the top of the screen, click the
  4. From the
    Config Template
    list, select the template you want to deploy.
  5. In the
    Deployment Name
    field, specify the name for this configuration template deployment.
  6. From the
    list, click the devices you want to deploy the configuration template to, and then click
    to move it to the
  7. Click the
    button at the bottom of the screen, navigating to the components required for this template, and specifying the configuration.
  8. Click the
BIG-IQ applies this configuration to the specified BIG-IP devices.