Ensure that the third-party host server is running SNMP. During this procedure, you
assign a virtual server to the server; therefore, determine the IP address that you want
to assign to the virtual server.
On the BIG-IP®
DNS, define a third-party host server that is the ultimate
destination of DNS queries.
On the Main tab, click
The Server List screen opens.
The New Server screen opens.
In the Name field, type a name for the server.
Important: Server names are limited to 63 characters.
From the Product list, select a third-party host server
or select Generic Host.
The server type determines the metrics that the system can collect from the
In the Address List area, add the IP addresses of the server.
Type an external (public) IP address in the
Address field, and then click
If you use NAT, type an internal (private) IP address in the
Translation field, and then click
You can add more than one IP address, depending on how the server interacts
with the rest of your network.
From the Data Center list, select the data center where
the server resides.
From the Prober Pool list, select one of the
Inherit from Data Center
||By default, a server inherits the Prober pool assigned to the data
center in which the server resides.
Prober pool name
||Select the Prober pool that contains the BIG-IP systems that you
want to perform monitor probes of this server.
In the Health Monitors area, assign an SNMP monitor to the server by moving it
from the Available list to the
From the Virtual Server Discovery list, select
In the Virtual Server List area, if you selected
Disabled from the Virtual Server
Discovery list, create a virtual server to represent (in a pool)
the host server that you are creating.
In the Name field, type a name for the virtual
In the Address field, type the IP address of the
From the Service Port list, select
The Server List screen opens displaying the new server in the