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BIG-IQ Centralized Management
This release note documents version 6.1.0 of BIG-IQ Centralized Management.
- New features
- Screen resolution requirement
- Browser support
- BIG-IP compatibility
- User documentation for this release
- Fixes, behavior changes, and known issues
- Contacting F5
- Legal notices
Add multiple BIG-IP devices to BIG-IQ at the same time
You can now simultaneously add multiple BIG-IP devices and discover and import their services to BIG-IQ. You can do this from the Devices screen, or by uploading a CSV file with device details.
Conflict resolution when discovering and importing services for BIG-IP devices
- Use BIG-IQ, BIG-IQ replaces conflicting shared objects with the object that exists on this BIG-IQ.
- Use BIG-IP, BIG-IQ replaces any conflicting shared objects with the objects it's importing from the BIG-IP device.
- Create Version, BIG-IQ creates an instance of the object that is specific to the software version running on the BIG-IP device you are importing.
Auto-scaling in an Azure cloud environment
You can now securely manage traffic to applications in an Azure cloud environment, specifying the parameters in a service scaling group (SSG) to dynamically deploy and delete BIG-IP devices as needed. BIG-IQ manages the BIG-IP devices that are load balancing to the BIG-IP VE devices in the cloud, as well as to the BIG-IP devices' application servers.
Host verification for secure encrypted SSL communication
BIG-IQ communicates with managed BIG-IP devices (and with its peer in a BIG-IQ high availability configuration) through an encrypted SSL session. To make this communication even more secure, you can now enable host verification. When enabled, BIG-IQ verifies the host's identity by comparing the host's SSL certificate against the certificate authorities or the individual certificates trusted by BIG-IQ.
Managing Applications with Application Services 3 Extension (AS3) and BIG-IQ
Through declarative API calls made to AS3, you can now deploy applications through BIG-IQ to managed BIG-IPs and provide role-based access to view statistics and monitor these applications using the BIG-IQ application dashboards.
LTM policy support service catalog templateYou can now add or import LTM policies and policy rules to the service catalog templates you create.
Provide access to specific utility license offerings to a license manager
You can now provide permissions to a user for access to grant certain utility license offerings.
Schedule automated billing reports and submission for subscription licenses
This new release of BIG-IQ includes a feature that enables you to schedule and automatically submit a usage report to F5 Networks for billing purposes.
Custom identifiers for utility pool license offerings
You can now add a custom identifier for utility pool license offerings to make it easier for you to track usage when you run reports and to filter for certain offerings.
Visibility into DDoS attack data
You can now monitor from a single summary dashboard active HTTP, Network Security, and DNS DDoS activity against protected objects. The added visibility allows you to evaluate attack details to ensure that your objects can sufficiently withstand a DDoS attack. Additional analysis screens provide visibility into historical DDoS data for all of your system’s monitored objects, per security protocol.
Visibility into Network Security access control list (ACL) data
You can now monitor data regarding the volume of traffic managed by your network ACLs.
Visibility into Secure Web Gateway (SWG) data
You can now monitor data regarding traffic managed by your SWG services.
Configure Layer 7 protection and logging from a single dashboard
You can now manage and edit your Layer 7 security for your monitored applications and virtual servers from a single dashboard. The new dashboard also provides quick access to edit and create Web Application Security policies, DoS profiles and log profiles.
LTM policy support in service catalog templates
You can now add or import LTM policies and policy rules to the service catalog templates you create.
GSLB prober pool management
You can now create, edit, or delete GSLB prober pools and prober pool members on the devices you manage.
Support for Web Application Security (WAS) features introduced in BIG-IP 14.1
Support has been added for downloading, uploading, and installing WAS Signature files, Server Technologies files, and Browser Challenges files, and for scheduling automatic file updates.
Threat Intelligence Menu
- Web Application Security: In this section, you can download, upload, and install WAS Signature files, Server Technologies files, and Browser Challenges files, and schedule automatic file updates.
- Fraud Protection Service: In this section, you can download, upload, and install FPS Signature files and Engine files, and schedule automatic file updates.
Improved Global Search
Global Search capabilities now support Server Technologies and Browser Challenges files.
Screen resolution requirement
To properly display, the BIG-IQ system requires that your screen resolution is set to 1280x1024 or higher.
If you’re a Windows user, do not increase (zoom) the screen size more than 100%, because it can limit what you can view on the screen.
BIG-IQ v6.1 is supported with the latest versions (at the time of each BIG-IQ release) of:
- Google Chrome (tested v. 66)
- Mozilla Firefox (tested v. 59)
- Microsoft Edge (tested v. v42 - EdgeHTML v17)
Since browsers are always releasing new versions and fixes (some security related) F5 makes all necessary efforts to support future releases of these browsers with previously-released versions of BIG-IQ. If a newer browser version has compatibility issues with your BIG-IQ user interface:
- Switch to the browser version in the tested list.
- Call Tech support and open a ticket documenting the exact versions and compatibility problems observed.
Known Issue ID Number 722458: Chrome 67 is unsupported for BIG-IQ version 6.1.0. Chrome 67 will crash if you use it to try to view or modify an Application Services configuration (such as adding a pool or virtual server) or view or modify an Access Policy configuration. To work around this issue, use a supported browser: Chrome versions 65.x or 66.x, Firefox 59.x or 60.x, or Microsoft Edge.
K34133507: BIG-IQ Centralized Management compatibility matrix provides a summary of version compatibility for specific features between the BIG-IQ system and BIG-IP releases.
User documentation for this release
- Software documentation
- For access to the user documentation for this software release, go to the BIG-IQ Centralized Management Knowledge Center and select version 6.1.0.
For updated information about troubleshooting specific use cases, go to: https://github.com/F5Networks/f5-aws-cloudformation/tree/master/supported/solutions/autoscale.
- Platform documentation
- For Virtual Edition or Cloud setup documentation organized by VE or Cloud type, refer to the Cloud Knowledge Center on AskF5 to select an option.
- For hardware platform documentation, visit the Hardware Knowledge Centers page on AskF5 to select the appropriate BIG-IQ hardware documentation.
Fixes, behavior changes, and known issues
This release note contains known issues found only in this release. It does not contain any known issues found in previous releases that are not yet fixed.
Fixes included in this release are for known issues found in previous releases.
For information about fixes and known issues for past releases, refer to the version-specific release notes.
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