Applies To:

Show Versions Show Versions

Manual Chapter: After Deploying BIG-IP VE on vCloud Director
Manual Chapter
Table of Contents   |   << Previous Chapter   |   Next Chapter >>

Enable config sync for BIG-IP VE in vCloud Director

Before you can complete this task:
  • Both BIG-IP VEs must be running the same version of BIG-IP VE system software.
  • The BIG-IP VEs must not have the same device name. To view the name, use the tmsh command: list /cm device. The device name is in the first line that is returned, for example cm device bigip1 {. To change the name, use mv cm device <current_device_name> <new_device_name> .
Enable config sync communication when you want to automatically or manually synchronize configuration information.
Note: The following steps apply to single-NIC configuration only. If you have multiple NICs, follow the standard procedures for enabling config sync.
  1. Use an SSH tool to connect to each of the BIG-IP VEs.
  2. Ensure you are at the tmsh prompt.
    tmsh
  3. On each BIG-IP VE, disable functionality that enforces single NIC setup.
    modify sys db provision.1nicautoconfig value disable
  4. Confirm that the value was set correctly by typing list sys db provision.1nicautoconfig.
    The following text is returned: value "disable".
  5. On each BIG-IP VE, specify the static private IP address of the BIG-IP VE itself.
    modify cm device <device_name> configsync-ip <private_ip_address>
  6. Establish device trust: On one BIG-IP VE, enter the static private IP address of the other BIG-IP VE, along with its user name and password.
    modify cm trust-domain add-device { ca-device true device-ip <peer_ip_address> device-name <peer_device_name> username <peer_username> password <peer_password> }
  7. On the same BIG-IP VE as the previous step, create a sync-failover device group with network failover disabled.
    create cm device-group <device_group_name> devices add { <all-bigip-device-names-separated-by-space> } type sync-failover auto-sync enabled network-failover disabled
  8. Sync the BIG-IP VE to the other BIG-IP VE.
    run cm config-sync to-group <device_group_name>

Change from single NIC to multi-NIC

When you initially boot BIG-IP VE, if it recognized only one NIC, then some network configuration was done automatically. If you want to use more than one NIC, complete the following steps.
  1. Use an SSH tool to connect to BIG-IP VE.
  2. Return to the default configuration.
    tmsh load sys config default
  3. Save the changes.
    tmsh save sys config
  4. Set a database variable so that the number of NICs will be recognized on reboot.
    setdb provision.1nic enable
  5. Reboot BIG-IP VE.
    reboot
When the BIG-IP VE instance is up and running, multiple NICs will be recognized and you can begin configuring BIG-IP VE.

Change from multi-NIC to single NIC

If you have a BIG-IP VE configuration with multiple NICs, you can simplify the configuration to have only one NIC. When you boot the BIG-IP VE and only one NIC is recognized, some networking objects are created automatically for you.
  1. Use an SSH tool to connect to BIG-IP VE.
  2. Return to the default configuration of BIG-IP VE.
    tmsh load sys config default
  3. Save the changes.
    tmsh save sys config
  4. Set a database variable so that the number of NICs will be recognized on reboot.
    setdb provision.1nic forced_enable
  5. Reboot BIG-IP VE.
    reboot
When the BIG-IP VE instance is up and running, it will have a single NIC and related network objects will be created.
Table of Contents   |   << Previous Chapter   |   Next Chapter >>

Was this resource helpful in solving your issue?




NOTE: Please do not provide personal information.



Incorrect answer. Please try again: Please enter the words to the right: Please enter the numbers you hear:

Additional Comments (optional)