Manual Chapter : Deploy to one device when a cluster member is down

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

  • 7.1.0
Manual Chapter

Deploy to one device when a cluster member is down

Deploying changes to a device in a cluster that has a device offline will generally fail. Normally, all device members must be available before you deploy changes to a cluster member. However, if you need to deploy changes before all cluster members are available, you can do so.
  1. At the top of the screen, click
    Deployment
    .
  2. Under Device Name, click the cluster member to which you want to deploy changes.
    The properties screen for this member opens.
  3. Under Cluster Properties, click
    Edit
    .
    The Cluster Properties popup screen for this cluster opens.
  4. For Deployment Settings, select
    Ignore BIG-IP DSC sync when deploying configuration changes
    .
  5. Click
    OK
    , and then click
    Close
    .
With the
Ignore BIG-IP DSC sync when deploying configuration changes
option selected, you can now deploy changes to unavailable members, and BIG-IQ does not attempt to sync those changes.
Use the
Deploy configuration changes
task to deploy changes to the available member. When you select the target device for deployment, do not select the unavailable device. If you do, the deployment will generate the following error:
Difference operation failed: Object <name here> specified in request refers to a device not specified in request.
You can only deploy objects to devices that are online. Once you restore the device and it is online again, you can use the
Deploy configuration changes
task to deploy changes to that device.