Manual Chapter : Troubleshooting options
Applies To:Show Versions
- 1.5.0, 1.3.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.0, 1.2.2, 1.2.1, 1.2.0, 1.1.4, 1.1.3, 1.1.2, 1.1.1, 1.1.0
If you have trouble getting the
VELOSsystem set up and configured, there are some options available to help you.
You can also search the AskF5 Knowledge Center or create a service request at support.f5.com.
Generate system reports (QKView) from the webUI
If you want to upload a QKView file to the F5 iHealth server, your
VELOSsystem must have DNS configured and have internet access to these services using the HTTPS/443 remote service/port:
You can generate a QKView file from either the system controller or chassis partition webUI. Both reports contain diagnostic information, such as configuration data, log files, time series statistics, and platform information.
- Log in to the VELOS system controller webUI or the chassis partition webUI using an account with admin access.
- On the left, click.The System Reports screen displays. A list of QKView files that were previously generated are shown with any reports that were uploaded to iHealth.
- To generate a system report, clickGenerate QKViewin the upper right corner of the screen.The Generate QKView box displays these additional options:OptionDescriptionFilenameSpecify a name for the file to which QKView file data is written. The default filename is <system-name>.tar.Timeout ValueSpecify the time in seconds after which to stop QKView file data collection. The default value is 0, which indicates no timeout.Max File SizeExclude all files greater than the specified size (in MB). The range is from 2 MB to 1000 MB. The default value is 500 MB.Max Core SizeExclude core files greater than this size (in MB). The range is from 2 MB to 1000 MB. The default value for maximum core size is 25 MB.Exclude CoresSpecify whether core files should be excluded from the QKView file. The default is to include core files.The system runs many commands to collect the diagnostic information, so generating the report might affect its performance.It takes a few minutes for the system to finish creating the report and list it on the screen. The QKView Status changes toFile generated successfullywhen it is done.
- To upload the report to the F5 iHealth server, select the check box next to the QKView name and clickUpload to iHealth.For information on uploading the report using a web proxy, see "Configure iHealth uploads and web proxy from the webUI".The QKView tar file uploads to iHealth, where you can get help to diagnose the health and proper operation of the system. You can view the report at ihealth.f5.com.
- To delete a QKView file, select it and clickDelete.
Generate a tcpdump
You can use the
tcpdumputility to capture traffic in chassis partitions. You can then save the captured traffic as a file that can be analyzed to help troubleshoot network issues.
- Connect using SSH to the chassis partition management IP address.
- Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the chassis partition using an account with admin access.When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
- Generate a tcpdump.system diagnostics tcpdumpThese options are available to use with this command:OptionDescriptionExample-i | interfaceSpecifies the interface on which to capture packets. Omit or specify0/0.0to indicate all interfaces.This example captures traffic on interface 1.0 on blade number 2:system diagnostics tcpdump interface 2/1.0-w | outfileSpecifies the pcap file to write the captured packets.This example sends the output to a specified directory:system diagnostics tcpdump outfile <file-name>.pcapbpfSpecifies the Berkeley packet filter (BPF) expression for tcpdump. This option uses standard BPF syntax.This example captures traffic where the source IP address is 192.0.2.0 and the destination port is 80:system diagnostics tcpdump bpf "src host 192.0.2.0 and dst port 80"The system supports the use of standard tcpdump options. For more information, see www.tcpdump.org/manpages/tcpdump.1.html.
Other file and configuration management commands
You can also use these commands to help with troubleshooting. You can type a question mark (
?) or press the Tab key to see possible command completions in the CLI.
For a comprehensive list of CLI commands, see the CLI Reference for your F5OS system at clouddocs.f5.com
system database config config-backup config-restore
Saves the CDB configuration to an XML file and restores CDB configuration.
file list path <
Displays the contents of the specified directory.
file show <
Displays the contents of a specified file.