Manual Chapter : Deploying Applications to Your Devices
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BIG-IQ Centralized Management
Deploying Applications to Your Devices
Deploying applications to the devices in a service scaling group
A service template allows you to create and deploy the applications to individual BIG-IP devices or to the auto-scaled BIG-IP VE devices in your cloud. When you create an application, you decide which objects to include and which settings to revise, and then identify the device, or service scaling group (SSG) to which you want it to deploy.
Create and deploy an application
Note: Your service template must have an HTTP profile associated with its virtual server, or you will not be able to deploy it.
At the top of the screen, click Applications then, on the
left, click APPLICATIONS.
About halfway down the screen, the list of applications currently defined on this device displays.
The Create Application screen opens.
- For the Template, select the service template you want to use to create this application from.
- Use the Name and Description fields to identify this application.
For Environment, identify where you want the application to
If you select Then Select Service Scaling Group From Service Scaling Group, select the name of the service scaling group to which you want to deploy this application. Select BIG-IP
- From BIG-IP, select the name of the device to which you want to deploy this application.
- To gather statistical data about the
performance of this application on the device you deploy it to,
HTTP Statistics.Warning: This option only supports applications managed by BIG-IP version 184.108.40.206 or later. If your template is intended for applications from multiple versions of BIG-IP, you can manually enable HTTP statistic collection from the Application Properties configuration ( :Properties:CONFIGURATION).
Determine the objects that you want to deploy in
- To omit any of the objects defined in this template, click the (X) icon that corresponds to that object.
- To create additional copies of any of the objects defined in this template, click the (+) icon that corresponds to that object.
For each object that you decide to include
in the application, revise the settings that you need to change.
Note: When you specify values for fields that reference other configuration objects, you can select objects that already exist in BIG-IQ configuration. But you can also specify objects that are created when this application is deployed. These objects that don't yet exist in BIG-IQ configuration, but are created when this application is deployed are prefixed with a pound sign (#). For example, a template could define a pool MyPool1 and a node 220.127.116.11. To specify the application-created object, you select the value prefixed with a pound sign (#) when you select the value for that node. (That option would appear as #18.104.22.168 in the example cited here.
When you have configured the objects that you want
to include in this application, click Create.
BIG-IQ creates the application and deploys it to the target you specified.