Manual Chapter : Managing Applications

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

  • 6.0.0
Manual Chapter

Managing Applications

How do I create an application using BIG-IQ?

To create an application using the BIG-IQ user interface you choose a service template that defines the objects in that application and then decide whether you want to deploy that application to a service scaling group (SSG) or to a managed device.

A service template is a collection of objects that you define. When you create an application from the template, you can omit or include these objects. Parameters defined as not visible in the template are included using the default template values. Parameters defined as editable are visible and can be revised. Once you specify the objects and settings you need, you save the application and it creates those objects on the device you targeted it to, or on the devices in the SSG you identified.

Note: The process for creating an application for a managed device or a service scaling group (SSG) varies significantly depending on the type of cloud environment the device or SSG resides in. For a detailed, start to finish workflow for deploying applications, refer to either BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Managing Applications in an Auto-Scaled AWS Cloud or F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Managing Applications in an Auto-Scaled VMware Cloud on

Edit and Review an application

Before you can review or revise an application, you must have created one.
An application specifies a set of objects that can be deployed to a BIG-IP device or to the devices in a service scaling group. Reviewing and revising an application (either before or after you deploy it to your devices) allows you to make sure that the application has precisely the right objects and parameter settings.
  1. At the top of the screen, click Applications then, on the left, click APPLICATIONS.
  2. Click the name of the application that you want to edit.
    The Application dashboard displays for the selected application.
  3. In the Application Configuration Map, under APPLICATION SERVICES, click the service type you want to review.
  4. Click CONFIGURATION towards the middle of the screen.
    The objects defined for this application for the service type you selected are listed.
  5. Click on each of the object types defined in this application to review the settings.
    The right side of the configuration area displays an application map portraying the selected object type.
  6. To change a setting for a selected object, click Quick Edit and the object is defined as editable in the service template, revise the parameters that you want to change.
  7. When your edits are complete, click Save & Close.
    The system updates the application with the settings you specified.
You must deploy this application to the BIG-IP device before these objects and settings are created on the device.