In BIG-IQ® Centralized Management, you can associate various local traffic objects without manually configuring the objects in individual BIG-IP® devices before deploying the Access configuration on these devices. You must create these objects in either the BIG-IQ local traffic component or in BIG-IP local traffic. :
For more information about configuring BIG-IQ local traffic objects, refer to the online help, and to the guide, F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Local Traffic & Network.
This table describes the relationship between local traffic objects and APM objects. Specifically, this explains which local traffic objects are used in which Access objects.
|LTM Object||Access Object|
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When you view an access policy in BIG-IQ® Access, the items in the policy are of a constant size. If an access policy item name is unusually long and does not include spaces, the name of the policy item will be truncated.
Undo returns you to the access policy before your most recent change.
Redo allows you to redo an action you have undone.
Revert returns the access policy to the state before you made any changes to the policy.
During an editing session, if you remain inactive for a prolonged period of time, the session times out. Other times, the browser might freeze. In either case, you might have to prematurely terminate an editing session without a chance to save your changes. However, regardless of why you had to terminate a session, BIG-IQ® Access saves a draft of the policy and saves any unsaved macro when you make a modification. The next time you log in, locate the policy, and open the editing screen. The system notifies you that an unsaved draft exists, and prompts you to select whether you want to continue editing the draft or start over.
The system saves the change history in the draft, so actions such as Undo and Redo work for all changes you make before the session was interrupted. Lastly, if someone else was the previous editor, you can see the user and the time of the last edit. This allows you to choose whether or not to resume that person's editing session.
A macro is a sub-policy with a beginning, one or more policy items, and one or more endings. You can create or edit a macro as you would a policy. In a policy, a macro-call in the workflow represents the macro. When you insert a macro-call in a policy or another macro, it displays as a node in the workflow diagram. Typically, you use a macro in multiple branches of the workflow.
Macros are specific to an access policy. You cannot create a macro if there are pending changes to the access policy. You can also create special macros. These have the same workflow as the base macro type. However, you can only use subroutines in per-request policies and subroutine macros in subroutines.
You can compare two snapshots, or compare a snapshot to the configuration on the BIG-IQ® Centralized Management system to view their differences.