Manual Chapter : BIG-IQ Solution Setup and Configuration Overview

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

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Manual Chapter

BIG-IQ Solution Setup and Configuration Overview

Overview of the BIG-IQ solution setup and configuration process

The sequence of tasks you need to complete to install, setup, and configure a BIG-IQ solution are listed here:
Task Sequence
Documentation for each task
Analyze your needs and determine which components to include in your solution and what infrastructure configuration needs to be completed before you can start.
Planning a Centralized Management & Visibility Deployment
on
support.f5.com
For an end-to-end workflow detailing how to deploy BIG-IQ as a license administrator for un-managed BIG-IP devices, refer to:
Deploy BIG-IQ to manage licenses for BIG-IP VE devices
on
support.f5.com
.
Confirm that all infrastructure requirements are in place
Configuring the network subnets and port requirements often requires scheduling and close coordination with your IT staff.
License your primary and secondary BIG-IQ systems.
Deploy your data collection device(s) (DCD) (optional).
Set up your BIG-IQ
Set up your BIG-IQ DCD cluster.
Connect BIG-IP devices to your BIG-IQ DCD cluster.
Set up analytics collection, monitor data, and navigate statistics reports and dashboards.
Set up disaster recovery scenarios.
The planning steps necessary to successfully install a BIG-IQ solution and get it ready to manage traffic are laid out in the
Planning a Centralized Management & Visibility Deployment
guide on
support.f5.com
to