Manual Chapter : What do I do After I Deploy Everything

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

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What do I do After I Deploy Everything?

What do I do after I deploy the BIG-IQ?

After you have licensed the BIG-IQ, you have a couple of options.
  • If you plan to use the BIG-IQ only as a license server, refer to License Management in the F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Device guide on support.f5.com.

  • If you plan to use the BIG-IQ to manage devices, the BIG-IQ needs to discover those devices. To learn about how to do that, refer to How do I start managing BIG-IP devices from BIG-IQ? in the F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Device guide on support.f5.com.

  • To use the BIG-IQ to manage applications in the cloud, or use analytics to maintain your device health, or manage alerts and events generated by your devices, you need to install a data collection device. For details, refer to How do I deploy a Data Collection Device? in the Planning and Implementing an F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management Deployment Device guide on support.f5.com.

What do I do after I deploy the DCD?

After you license the data collection device, you have a couple of options.

  • To use the BIG-IQ to manage applications in the cloud, use the end to end workflow that best matches you requirements:
    • F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Managing Applications in an Auto-Scaled VMWare Cloud on support.f5.com
    • F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Managing Applications in an Auto-Scaled AWS Cloud on support.f5.com
  • To use BIG-IQ analytics to maintain your device health, refer to How do I start managing BIG-IP devices from BIG-IQ? in the F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Device guide on support.f5.com.
  • To use the BIG-IQ to manage alerts and events generated by your devices, the best place to get started is to take a look at the additional documentation for the services that generate those alerts or events. For details, refer to that service-specific content.
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