Manual Chapter : Importing BIG-IP Devices with LTM Conflicts to a Silo

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

  • 8.3.0, 8.2.0, 8.1.0, 8.0.0, 7.1.0
Manual Chapter

Importing BIG-IP Devices with LTM Conflicts to a Silo

Add BIG-IP devices with LTM service conflicts to a silo on BIG-IQ

Before you can add BIG-IP devices to BIG-IQ, keep these things in mind:
  • The BIG-IP device must be located in your network and running a compatible software version. Refer to K14592 for more information.
  • The BIG-IP management address must be open (typically this is on port 22 and 443), or any alternative IP address. Ports 22 and 443 and the management IP address are open by default on BIG-IQ.
The first task in the conflict resolution work flow is to discover and import devices with conflicts to a silo.
This figure illustrates the work flow for using a silo to resolve conflicts triggered by importing a BIG-IP device.
Add BIG-IP devices to a silo
Import BIG-IP devices to a silo
  1. At the top of the screen, click
  2. Click the
    Add Device(s)
  3. For the Discovery Type setting, select
    Add BIG-IP device(s) and discover and import services in one step
  4. To create a snapshot of the BIG-IQ configuration before importing services, select the
    check box.
    Clear this check box if you are adding devices that are in an access group you just created. If you don't, BIG-IQ won't be able to add the device(s).
  5. Clear the
    Do not import a service if it contains a shared object conflict between this BIG-IP device and BIG-IQ
    check box.
  6. Click the
    Add Device(s)
  7. For
    IP Address
    , type the IPv4 or IPv6 address of the device.
  8. Click the
    button to add another IP address.
  9. Type the user name and password for these devices.
  10. In the
    box, type the management port for this BIG-IP device.
    The port number must be between 4 and 65535. In many cases, it's the default port 443.
    Chrome and Safari browsers don't allow access to web applications running on port 65535. So if you use port 65535 as the management port, you won't be able to access the BIG-IP device's interface from BIG-IQ when using Chrome or Safari. You can still discover and manage BIG-IP devices that are using port 65535.
  11. For the Target Silo setting, select
    Use an Existing Silo
    and select it, or select
    Create a New Silo
    and name it.
    When you select a silo other than
    , BIG-IQ displays only the LTM service. You cannot import services other than LTM to a silo.
  12. If this device is configured in a DSC group or you are creating a new DSC group, for the
    Cluster Properties
    , specify how to handle it:
    • Initiate BIG-IP DSC sync when deploying configuration changes (Recommended)
      : Select this option if you want this device to automatically synchronize configuration changes with other members in the DSC.
    • Allow deployment when DSC configured devices have changes pending ( Not Recommended)
      : Select this option if you want to deploy changes to this device even if there are changes pending for devices in the DSC group.
      This option is not recommended, because it can lead to unpredictable results.
    • Ignore BIG-IP DSC sync when deploying configuration changes
      : Select this option if you want to manually synchronize configurations changes between members in the DSC group.
  13. Click the
    Discover & import
You can now review and address any LTM service conflicts.