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Manual Chapter: External File Management
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You can import certain external files for use by iRules®, or you can import or create SSL certificates. The external files that iRules can use can be data group files or external monitor program files, Using the BIG-IP Configuration utility, you can manage these external files or SSL certificates from a central location.
To centrally manage external files, log in to the BIG-IP Configuration utility, and on the Main tab, expand System, and click File Management.
Using the BIG-IP Configuration utility, you can import an existing file from another system, with content that you want to reference in an iRule.
To use this feature, you first import an existing file to the BIG-IP system and then assign a new name to the file. To import a file and assign it a new name, log in to the BIG-IP Configuration utility, and on the Main tab, expand System, and click File Management.
After importing the file, you use the Local Traffic area of the Configuration utility to create a new data group based on the imported file. You can then reference the new data group from within an iRule. For more information, see the guide titled BIG-IP® Local Traffic ManagerTM: Concepts.
Using the BIG-IP Configuration utility, you can import an existing external program monitor file, with content that you want to reference in an iRule.
To use this feature, you first import an existing file from another system to the BIG-IP system and then assign a new name to the file. To import a file and assign it a new name, log in to the BIG-IP Configuration utility, and on the Main tab, expand System, and click File Management.
After importing the file, you use the Local Traffic area of the Configuration utility to create a new external monitor program based on the imported file. You can then reference the new file from within an iRule. For more information, see the guide titled BIG-IP® Local Traffic ManagerTM: Concepts.
Using the BIG-IP Configuration utility, you can import an existing SSL certificate from another system to the BIG-IP system, or you can create a new SSL certificate. To import or create an SSL certificate, log in to the BIG-IP Configuration utility, and on the Main tab, expand System, and click File Management.
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