Manual Chapter : Bandwidth Controllers

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

  • 8.0.0
Manual Chapter

Bandwidth Controllers

Things to know about bandwidth controller configurations

On a BIG-IP device, bandwidth controller configuration objects (policies and priority groups) are configured at the system level. In APM®, they are used to provide traffic shaping for Citrix clients that support MultiStream ICA. In an access policy, a
BWC policy
item refers to a bandwidth controller policy. If the APM configurations on the BIG-IP systems refer to bandwidth controller objects, you should be aware of the following information.
The bandwidth controller configuration objects on the device are treated as if they were part of the Access shared configuration. That means when you import the APM service configuration from a device, the bandwidth controller objects are imported and cannot be updated in the BIG-IQ system. When you deploy the configuration, deployment creates the bandwidth controller objects on the devices.

About bandwidth controller policies

From BIG-IQ, you may view and manage bandwidth controller policies by navigating to
Configuration
ACCESS
Access Groups
. Create or select an Access Group and then navigate to
BANDWIDTH CONTROLLERS
Policies
.
To verify or to change the properties of these resources, do so on the BIG-IP system that is linked to the Access group; if you make changes on the BIG-IP system, reimport the device to the BIG-IQ system. To add bandwidth controller policies, do so on the BIG-IP system that is linked to the device; then reimport the device to the BIG-IQ system.

About priority groups

From BIG-IQ, you may view and manage priority groups by navigating to
Configuration
ACCESS
Access Groups
. Create or select an Access Group and then navigate to
BANDWIDTH CONTROLLERS
Priority Groups
.
To verify or to change the properties of these resources, do so on the BIG-IP system that is linked to the Access group; if you make changes on the BIG-IP system, reimport the device to the BIG-IQ system. To add bandwidth controller policies, do so on the BIG-IP system that is linked to the device; then reimport the device to the BIG-IQ system.