BIG-IQ® Device offers you the flexibility to deploy software images, and configurations, and monitor and distribute licenses and license pools for managed BIG-IP ®devices. BIG-IQ Device also provides you with an inventory management tool so that you can easily view and export detailed information about every device you are managing. This centralized device management saves you time because you can perform multiple deployments to a number of BIG-IP devices, without having to log in to each of them individually. The inventory management functionality keeps you apprised of every detail about your managed devices, helping you to better manage your assets.
You can access all of the following BIG-IQ® system documentation from the AskF5™ Knowledge Base located at http://support.f5.com/.
|BIG-IQ® Systems Virtual Editions Setup guides||BIG-IQ® Virtual Edition (VE) runs as a guest in a virtual environment using supported hypervisors. Each of these guides is specific to one of the hypervisor environments supported for the BIG-IQ system.|
|BIG-IQ® System: Licensing and Initial Setup||This guide provides the network administrators with basic BIG-IQ system concepts and describes the tasks required to license and set up the BIG-IQ system in their network, including how to add users and assign roles to those users.|
|BIG-IQ® Device: Device Management||This guide provides details about how to deploy software images, licenses, and configurations to managed BIG-IP® devices.|
|BIG-IQ® Cloud: Cloud Administration||This guide contains information to help a cloud administrator manage cloud resources, devices, applications, and tenants (users).|
|BIG-IQ® Cloud: Tenant User Guide||This guide contains information to help tenants manage applications.|
|BIG-IQ® Application Delivery Controller: Administration||This guide provides details about how to centrally manage BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager™ applications.|
|BIG-IQ® Security: Administration||This guide contains information used to centrally manage BIG-IP® firewalls, policies, rule lists (as well as other shared objects), and users.|
|Platform Guide: BIG-IQ® 7000 Series||This guide provides information about setting up and managing the BIG-IQ 7000 hardware platform.|
|Release notes||Release notes contain information about the current software release, including a list of associated documentation, a summary of new features, enhancements, fixes, known issues, and available workarounds.|
|Solutions and Tech Notes||Solutions are responses and resolutions to known issues. Tech Notes provide additional configuration instructions and how-to information.|
The BIG-IQ® system interface is composed of panels. Each panel contains objects that correspond to a BIG-IQ feature. Depending on the number of panels and the resolution of your screen, some panels may be collapsed and show as colored bars on either side of the screen. You can cursor over the collapsed panels to locate the one you want, and click the panel to open. To associate items from different panels, click an object, and drag and drop it onto the object with which you want to associate it.