Local Traffic & Network are two parts of centralized management that you use to manage the local traffic (such as servers, nodes, pools, or pool members) and network (such as interfaces, self IP addresses, or VLANs) configuration objects that move your traffic.
Local Traffic & Network helps the user:
Local Traffic & Network features include:
Local traffic & network provides a centralized management platform so you can perform all these tasks from a single location. Rather than log in to each device to manage the object configuration locally, it is more expedient to use one interface to manage many devices. Not only does this simplify logistics, but you can maintain a common set of configuration objects and deploy a common set of profiles, monitors, and other shared objects to multiple, similar devices from a central interface.
Bringing a device under central management means that its configuration is stored in the local traffic & network database, which is the authoritative source for all configuration entities. This database is also known as the working configuration or working-configuration set.
In addition, BIG-IQ is aware of functionality that exists in one BIG-IP system version but not in another. This means, for example, that it prohibits using shared objects on BIG-IP devices that do not have the software version required to support them.
The BIG-IQ® Centralized Management system uses the following terminology to refer to configuration sets for a centrally-managed BIG-IP® device:
The working configuration is created when the administrator first manages the BIG-IP device from the BIG-IQ Centralized Management system. The working configuration is updated when a device is re-imported or re-discovered.
If conflicts are observed during a re-discover and re-import, the object in conflict is only updated in the working configuration when the Use BIG-IP resolution conflict option is used.