Manual Chapter : Managing Virtual Servers in Shared Security

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

  • 5.4.0
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About virtual servers

On BIG-IP® devices, virtual servers can have security objects, such as DoS profiles, SSH profiles, or log profiles, attached to them. You create virtual servers using the Local Traffic service, and then use them from within Shared Security. You can modify only some of the virtual server properties within Shared Security. To modify other virtual server properties, use the Local Traffic service.

The BIG-IQ® Centralized Management system can successfully discover only BIG-IP devices that are using supported profile types. If the system attempts to discover a BIG-IP device that is using an unsupported type of profile:
  • You might see an invalid profile error during discovery.
  • The BIG-IQ Centralized Management system does not successfully discover the BIG-IP device.

Edit virtual servers

You can modify virtual servers within Shared Security to manage the security objects that might be part of a virtual server. To modify other virtual server properties, use the Local Traffic service.
  1. Click Configuration > SECURITY > Shared Security > Virtual Servers .
  2. On the Virtual Servers screen, click the name of the virtual server to edit.
  3. On the virtual servers properties screen, modify the editable the properties as needed.
    You can change only some of the properties.
  4. In the DoS Profile setting, select the DoS profile to use.
    You define DoS profiles using the Shared Security DoS Profiles screen.
  5. In the SSH Profile setting, select the SSH profile to use.
    You define SSH profiles using the Shared Security SSH Profiles screen.
  6. In the IP Intelligence setting, select the IP intelligence policy to use.
    You define IP intelligence policies using the Shared Security IP Intelligence Policies screen.
  7. In the Maximum Bandwidth setting, type the maximum bandwidth allowed, in Mbps.
    Set this value to 0 to specify no bandwidth limit.
  8. In the Log Profiles setting, select one or more log profiles to use.
    You define log profiles using the Shared Security Logging Profiles screen.
  9. Save your work.
The virtual server is updated with your changes. You make other changes to the virtual server using this screen: Configuration > LOCAL TRAFFIC > Virtual Servers .