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BIG-IQ Centralized Management
Creating a Device Template for an AWS Cloud
What details are needed in a device template for AWS?
There isn't much you need to configure for an AWS device template. Just identify the correct port and NTP server to use, and then specify the admin credentials and you are all set.
Before you create a device template for a service scaling group
This is a list of things you'll need to set up your device template for auto-scaling BIG-IP VE devices.
- If you want to specify the port for communication between BIG-IQ and the BIG-IP VE devices, determine what you want to use.
- The NTP server and timezone you want the BIG-IP VE devices to use.
- Set up the admin user credentials to access the devices in the SSG. Note: If you're using local authentication with a password enforcement policy, you'll have to meet the criteria it specifies for the admin account you created for accessing BIG-IP VE devices.
Create a new device template for AWS
You create a new device template to specify settings AWS applies to devices in the service scaling group (SSG).
- At the top of the screen, click Devices then, on the left, click DEVICE TEMPLATES.
- Click the Create button.
After you name this template, click the Add/Remove button. Select the
objects you want to add, and click OK.
The system adds the objects to the template. A yellow circle displays next to each object to let you know that you need to provide an initial value. The table lists the object types you can configure along with details about how the SSG uses those details.
Object This is where you specify: Notes Configuration
You can specify a management port for communication between BIG-IQ and the BIG-IP VE devices in the SSG.
By default, port 8443 is used, but you can configure a different port if needed.
DNS & NTP
Details about the lookup and NTP server settings and time zone.
You must specify an NTP server so all of the devices in the SSG have the same time reference. This must be a server that has the same time as the managing BIG-IQ system. User accounts
The username you specify for devices in a service scaling group must be admin.
In addition to alphanumeric input, you can use all punctuation characters for the password.
Or, if you are using local authentication and have created a password enforcement policy, the password must meet the criteria specified in the password enforcement policy.