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Manual Chapter: Required BIG-IQ System Components
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Installing required BIG-IQ system components

Installing BIG-IQ® system components on a BIG-IP® device requires a licensed BIG-IP device running version 11.3 or later.
You must install and keep up-to-date certain BIG-IQ system components on all BIG-IP devices that are to be brought under central management. Otherwise, device discovery will fail. These required components provide a REST framework required for the BIG-IQ platform. To install these components manually, run the commands from the command line.
Important: When running this installation script, the traffic management interface (TMM) on each BIG-IP device restarts. Therefore, before running this script, verify that no critical network traffic is targeted to the BIG-IP devices.
  1. Log in to the BIG-IQ system command line as the root user.
  2. Establish SSH trust between the BIG-IQ system and the managed BIG-IP device:
    ssh-copy-id root@<BIG-IP Management IP Address>
    This step is optional. However, if you do not establish trust, you will be required to provide the BIG-IP system's root password multiple times.
  3. Navigate to the folder in which the required files reside:
    cd /usr/lib/dco/packages/upd-adc
  4. Run the installation script:
    ./update_bigip.sh –a admin –p <password> <BIG-IP Management IP Address>
    Where <password> is the administrator password for the BIG-IP device.
    Note: The update_bigip.sh utility should not be used to update the REST framework on a version12.x.x BIG-IP device. Doing so will cause an incompatible version of the REST framework to be installed on the version 12.x.x BIG-IP device and that device will no longer be manageable by the BIG-IQ system.

    The update_bigip.sh utility may be used on BIG-IP device versions 11.4.0 to 11.6.x.

  5. Revoke SSH trust between the BIG-IQ system and the managed BIG-IP device:
    ssh-keygen –R <BIG-IP Management IP address>
    This step is not required if you did not establish trust in step 2.
Installing these BIG-IQ components results in a REST framework that supports the required Java-based management services.
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