You can use F5® BIG-IQ® Centralized Management to easily monitor the health of your managed devices, as well as BIG-IQ itself, using the following tools:
After you configure SMTP and/or SNMP (which you typically do when you initially set up BIG-IQ), you can specify email recipients to receive alerts when certain events occur. These alerts are configurable; you can enable and disable them, and, for some alerts, you can set specific thresholds to prompt an alert.
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an Internet-standard protocol for collecting and organizing information about managed devices on IP networks. You can set up BIG-IQ® to work with SNMP so you can receive alerts when certain things happen on a managed device.
Gather the following information before you start your SNMP configuration.
|CONFIGURATION COMPONENT||CONSIDERATIONS||FOR MY CONFIGURATION|
|SNMP administrator contact information||Find out or decide who is responsible for SNMP administration. The contact information is a MIB-II simple string variable.|
|Machine location||Find out the location of the BIG-IQ system. The location is a MIB-II simple string variable.|
|BIG-IQ client allow list||Gather the IP or network addresses (with netmasks) of the SNMP managers from which the SNMP agent will accept requests.|
|Access||Find the OID for the top-most node of the SNMP tree to provide access to.|
|Community||Get the v1 and v2c communities and the IP addresses of the SNMP managers you want to grant access to.|
|Users||Get the v3 users you want to grant access to SNMP data, along with the privacy protocols and passwords, Community, Destination, and Port.|
This screen displays specified user addresses allowed to access your 3rd-party SNMP Manager BIG-IQ through the SNMP Agent. An agent can communicate with multiple managers, so you can configure BIG-IQ to support communications with one management station using the SNMP version1 protocol, one using the SNMP version 2C protocol, and another using SMNP version 3.
When you manage BIG-IP® devices that load balance SSL traffic, you must monitor their SSL traffic.
BIG-IQ® imports the certificates for every managed BIG-IP device you discover. This makes it easy to monitor the expiration dates all of your devices' SSL certificates from one location.
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