You must discover a device and import that device's service configurations before you
can add a profile to that device from BIG-IQ® Centralized
Creating a new profile allows you
to specify the parameters that define the characteristics you want your virtual servers
to use. Each virtual server that references this profile uses the parameters you specify
for this profile. Additionally, the parameters you define for this profile are given to
the profiles that name this profile as their parent profile.
At the top of the screen, click Configuration.
On the left, expand LOCAL TRAFFIC.
Under LOCAL TRAFFIC, select
The screen displays the list of profiles
defined on this device.
The New Profiles screen opens.
In the Name field, type in a name for the LTM profile
you are creating.
For Partition, type the name of the BIG-IP® device partition on which you want to create the profile.
For the Type, select the type of profile you want to
The Parent Profile setting displays.
From Parent Profile, select the parent profile from
which you want your profile to inherit settings.
Note: The parent profile you
select determines the value of the profile parameters for this profile. You
can override these values, but if you do not, changes made to parameters in
the parent profile propagate to all child profiles.
A number of additional settings display, specifying the parameters
associated with the parent profile you selected. There are two controls for each
field. The first one (a check box) controls whether you want to override the
inherited value for that field. The second control (the type varies by field)
sets the value you want for the parameter.
For any fields you want to override, select the Override
check box and then specify the value you want for the fields you selected.
Note: You can select
Override All if you want to override all of the
parent profile parameter values.
Important: If you
override a parent profile parameter, regardless of whether or not you change
the parameter's value, then future changes to the parent's parameter value
will not be inherited by this profile.
Note: For detailed
information on the impact of using a particular profile parameter value,
refer to the BIG-IP Local Traffic Management: Profiles
Reference on support.F5.com.
If you are adding a profile that requires a security parameter, specify the
passphrase in the corresponding Passphrase field.
Note: For version 12.0.0 devices,
you do not need to supply the pass phase for the profile. For devices
earlier than version 12.0.0, if you plan to make changes to a Client SSL
profile, you need to supply the pass phrase for that profile. If you do not
change any of the parameters for the profile or associate the profile with a
virtual server or another client SSL profile, then you can leave this field
blank. So, if you add a pre-version 12.0.0 device that has a significant
number of profile definitions, you do not need to add the pass phrase for
every profile, just the ones that you plan to change or associate with an
Click Save & Close.
The system creates the new profile you specified and adds it to the list
You can now use the profile you
created. You can select it when you configure a virtual server. You can also use it as a
parent profile to base new BIG-IP®
LTM® profiles on.
You must deploy your changes to the
BIG-IP device before you can see these changes on the device.