Manual Chapter : Configuring BIG-IP FPS devices to route alerts to a data collection device

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

  • 8.0.0, 7.1.0
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Configuring BIG-IP FPS devices to route alerts to a data collection device

The BIG-IP device that generates Fraud Protection Service alerts must be configured to send its alerts to the data collection device (DCD). This process is documented in a separate guide. The guide
F5 Fraud Protection Service: Configuration, Version 13.0
provides complete setup instructions for using FPS on a BIG-IP system. Complete the standard setup as documented in the guide, except when you configure the alert server pool, add your DCDs to an alerts pool using their internal self IP addresses.
Although DCDs use their own version of load balancing to level the data stored on each node, it is best practice to configure the BIG-IP pool members with a load balancing method that ensures smooth traffic flow to the DCDs. The load balancing method you configure should:
  • Distribute traffic between the nodes.
  • Ensure that, if a DCD goes offline, the BIG-IP device must still be able send traffic to the available DCDs without dropping alerts.
The default port to specify is
8008
, but you can use a different port if your DCD is configured for it. To ensure that alerts are received even if one DCD goes down, specify at least one alternative DCD.