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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, iFiles, 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 use this feature, 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 to the BIG-IP 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 file or URL from another system to the BIG-IP system, with content that you want an iRule to return to a client based on some iRule event.
To use this feature, you first import an existing file or URL to the BIG-IP system and then assign a new name to the file. To import a file with the Configuration utility and assign it a new name, you use the System area of the navigation pane. This imported file has these attributes:
Next, you associate the newly-named imported file with an iFile, which is a file you create for referencing 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 to the BIG-IP system, 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 certificate file 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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