The Deployment panel displays individual deployments tasks and their status (one per row in the panel). To display details for each task, hover over the row and click the gear icon.
After you have completed edits to a firewall and shared objects, you can create a deployment task to distribute those changes to selected BIG-IP devices.
To create a deployment task, hover over the banner of the Deployment panel and when the (+) icon appears, click it to display the Add Deployment flyout. Populate the fields as needed and click Evaluate.
To get help about adding a new deployment task, click the (+) icon to display the Add Task flyout and then click the (?) help icon.
The BIG-IQ Security system enables you to deploy up to 20 devices in a single task.
From the Deployment flyout, you can click Cancel to close the flyout without saving or click Remove to remove a deployment task.
When you have completed edits to a firewall policy, you can create a deployment task to push out to a target device any change that occurred to any configuration object. A deployment task consists of two phases: evaluation and distribution.
To create a deployment task, populate the property fields in the Add Deployment flyout, select or clear the check boxes for the devices where you want evaluations performed, and click Evaluate.
When you click Evaluate, the BIG-IQ Security system presents the following:
Changes are reported as follows:
During the distribution phase, configuration changes are pushed out to remote BIG-IP devices.
|Deployment Name||Name for the deployment task. It can be useful to develop a convention for naming deployment tasks.|
|Description||(Optional) Description for the deployment task. To add a description, enter text in the field.|
|Select Devices to Evaluate||Devices ready to be evaluated are displayed with check boxes. Select and/or clear
check boxes as appropriate.
If there are no changes to evaluate for a device, its check box is cleared and disabled.
Deployment task states are displayed during the deployment process.
When the task displays a status of READY TO DEPLOY, hover in the task header and click the gear icon. This displays a flyout that enables you to deploy, remove a deployment task, or cancel the flyout.
To deploy, click Deploy to the right of Task Status.
To remove a deployment task, click Remove at the top of the panel.
To abandon the operation and close the flyout, click Cancel at the top of the panel.
|Deployment Name||User-provided name of the deployment task.|
|Description||(Optional) Description for the deployment task. To add a description, click in the field and enter text. The field accepts up to 128 characters.|
|User||Name of the user who executed the task.|
|Task Status||Status for the phases the task goes through.|
|Start Time||Time the deployment task started in the format yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss-hours-off-GMT. Example: 2013-05-31T08:16:17-07:00|
|End Time||Time the deployment task ended in the format yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss-hours-off-GMT. Example: 2013-05-31T08:16:36-07:00|
After the Properties table, BIG-IQ Security displays a table of configuration changes. The table consists of these columns: Type (type of item), Change (ADDED, and so on), On BIG-IP (configuration items added, modified, or removed on the BIG-IP device), On BIG-IQ (configuration items added, modified, or removed on the BIG-IP device).
Changes are reported as follows:
The table also includes a check box for each BIG-IP device. If checked, the changes for the device will be deployed. If cleared, the device will be taken out of the deployment task.
To deploy firewalls for clustered BIG-IP devices: