Manual Chapter : How do shared objects impact my deployments?

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

  • 7.1.0
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How do shared objects impact my deployments?

The objects that you manage using BIG-IQ depend on associations with other, supporting objects. These supporting objects are called
shared objects
because they are shared between multiple BIG-IP devices. When BIG-IQ evaluates a deployment to a managed device, it starts by deploying the device-specific objects. Then it examines the managed device to compile a list of the objects that are needed by other objects on that device. Then (based on the recent analysis) BIG-IQ deletes any shared objects that exist on the managed device but are not used. So, if there are objects on a managed device that are not being used, the next time you deploy changes to that device, BIG-IQ deletes the unused objects.