Here is an overview of your first steps for setting up an Access Policy Manager® (APM®) configuration once, and then being able to deploy that configuration from the BIG-IQ® system to other BIG-IP® devices.
Step 1. Add the BIG-IP device to the inventory list on the BIG-IQ system. You enter the IP address and credentials of the BIG-IP device you're adding, and associate it with a cluster (if applicable.
Step 2. Discover the APM and the Local Traffic Manager™ (LTM) configurations. You must discover LTM first, because APM uses some resources that are managed by LTM.
Step 3. Import the LTM configuration into the BIG-IQ system.
Step 4. Import the APM configuration into the BIG-IQ system. Importing the APM configuration requires that the device be added to an Access Group. You can create a new Access Group with the device as source-device, or you can add the device to another Access Group as non-source device.
After you add devices to the BIG-IQ® system and discover them, you can create an Access group in either of two ways. Use whichever you prefer, based on your requirements.
Before you can add BIG-IP® devices to the BIG-IQ® inventory: