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Manual Chapter: BIG-IQ High Availability
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About a high availability active-active cluster

You can ensure that you always have access to managed BIG-IP® devices by installing two or more BIG-IQ® systems in an active-active, high availability (HA) configuration. Any configuration change that occurs on one BIG-IQ system is immediately synchronized with its peer devices. If a BIG-IQ® system in an active-active HA configuration fails, a peer BIG-IQ system takes over the device management.

Note: If you are configuring BIG-IQ Security you must configure an active-standby cluster. Refer to the BIG-IQ Security: Administration guide for detailed instructions.

Implementing an active-active high availability configuration

An active-active, high availability (HA) configuration ensures access to managed BIG-IP® devices in case one BIG-IQ® system fails.
  1. Log in to BIG-IQ System with your administrator user name and password.
  2. At the top of the screen, click Configuration.
  3. Hover over the BIG-IQ Systems header, click the + icon when it appears, and then click Add Device. The Add Device screen opens.
  4. In the IP Address field, type the BIG-IQ System's self IP address.
  5. In the User name and Password fields, type the administrative user name and password for the system.
  6. From the Group list, select Management Group.
  7. Click the Save button.

If discovery of the newly configured BIG-IQ system fails, a Delete button displays. Verify the correct self IP address and credentials. Then click the Delete button to remove the incorrect information, and re-type the self IP address, user name, and password.

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