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BIG-IQ Centralized Management
BIG-IQ navigation and customization
F5®BIG-IQ® Centralized Management includes navigation, search tools, and a customizable user interface to help you complete your tasks efficiently and find objects easily.
Access product documentation, F5 modules for Ansible, and online help
To access BIG-IP, API, Ansible documentation, and F5 modules for Ansible, click the book icon in the upper-right corner of the screen. To view the context-sensitive online help, click the question mark in the upper-right corner.
Customized log in screen
To customize your log in screen for users (for example, if you want to provide special guidance or make sure all users see a certain message), you can navigate to Edit button and type your message (up to 8,192 characters) in the Custom Login Message field., click the
Customized interactions with System and Network Security views
There are a few customizable viewing options for the System and Network Security views. You can specify the amount of time that passes before BIG-IQ logs you out when the system is idle and what screen displays when you log back in. If you're using the Network Security service, you can specify what types of firewalls are displayed in the menu, have rule lists in policies auto expand, treat terms you search for as a filter, and specify default values for columns.
Global search, related content, and
BIG-IQ has a robust and interactive global search feature that allows you to easily find a specific content and related content. From any screen, you can click the magnifying glass icon in the upper-right corner of the screen and type a search string. Search results are grouped by content type. From the results, you can click an object to go directly to that object's properties screen in BIG-IQ.
Flexible access to objects and configuration options
For some objects, you can view and edit settings that are located in other places in the user interface, without having to stop what you're doing and navigate to another part of BIG-IQ. For example, you could be editing a firewall policy and find an address list in the toolbox that you want to look at. Right there, you can click the address to access the details, and then view or edit it as you want.
You can also configure some types of objects from different places in BIG-IQ, depending on what your user role is or what work flow you're in. For example, you can create an access group from the Configuration area of BIG-IQ, as well as from the Devices area. This makes it convenient for you to access during other tasks you're doing in different areas of BIG-IQ.
For each screen that contains a list, you can use a context-sensitive filter to search on a term, and then narrow your search further to view only those items that are relevant to you at the moment. For example, say you wanted to see local traffic and network audit logs. You can use the search on local traffic, and further refine what is displayed by filtering again on network audit logs.
Customization and sorting columns
You can customize the columns that display in each screen that has a list, hiding any information that isn't important to you, as well as rearrange the order the columns display, and sort objects in the list. This helps you to focus on only those attributes that are relevant to you.
BIG-IQ Centralized Management documentation set
BIG-IQ Centralized Management documentation set is located on AskF5 at https://support.f5.com. Click the Product Manuals link under Resources, and select BIG-IQ Centralized Management from the product list, and select the appropriate version.
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management Virtual Editions Setup guides||Set up BIG-IQ Virtual Edition (VE) as a guest in a virtual environment using supported hypervisors.|
|Planning and Implementing an F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management Deployment||Plan deployment, license, and set up the BIG-IQ system in your network.|
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Core Concepts||Find out more about the cconcepts about the core functionality included with BIG-IQ Centralized Management.|
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management DCD Guide||Determine the resources that are required to handle the data generated by the BIG-IP® devices you manage. Requirements vary according to the type and amount of data you generate.|
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Authentication, Roles, and User Management||
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Monitoring and Reports||
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Device||
|F5 BIG-IQ Local Traffic & Network Implementations||Manage:
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Security||
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Access||
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Fraud Protection Service||Set up, manage, and monitor alerts for fraud protection.|
|F5 Platform Guide: BIG-IQ 7000 Series||Set up and manage the BIG-IQ 7000 hardware platform.|
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management Use Case: Provide Role-Based User Access to an Application||Give role-based user access to a SharePoint application.|
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Auto-Scale in a VMware Cloud||Start auto-scaling BIG-IP VE devices in a VMware cloud.|
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Auto-Scale in a AWS Cloud||Start auto-scaling BIG-IP VE devices in an AWS cloud.|
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management upgrade guides||Upgrade BIG-IQ Centralized Management and BIG-IQ Logging Node to the most recent software version.|
|Release notes||Find information about the current software release, including a list of associated documentation, a summary of new features, enhancements, fixes, known issues, and available workarounds.|
|AskF5 Articles and Tech Notes||Read responses and resolutions to known issues. Tech Notes provide additional configuration instructions and how-to information.|