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Managing BIG-IP System Services

The BIG-IP® system includes a number of services that you can start, stop, or restart using the BIG-IP Configuration utility. This ability to start or stop services from within the BIG-IP Configuration utility is useful when you want to run only those services that you need to successfully manage network traffic.

The BIG-IP Configuration utility screen for managing services lists the name of each service and its current status. At a minimum, the services that you can stop or start with the BIG-IP Configuration utility are:

Sets and maintains the system time of day.
Receives and processes SNMP requests, and sends trap notifications. Note that you must stop this service before updating the SNMP v3 file /config/net-snmp/snmpd.conf, which specifies SNMP user names.
Provides secure remote login between untrusted hosts.

If you have other BIG-IP product modules running on the BIG-IP system, such as Global Traffic Manager™, you might see other services listed on the Services screen.

Important: You must have either the Administrator or Resource Administrator user role assigned to your user account to stop, start, or restart a service.

When you view the list of services available on the BIG-IP system, you can also view current status. In the BIG-IP Configuration utility, you can see this status in the History column. Examples of status for a service are: Running for 6 days, Running, and down, Not provisioned.

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