Before you can use Enterprise Manager™ to manage devices in your network, you must add the devices to the device list. For BIG-IP® devices in your network, you can use the discovery process to search specific IP addresses or IP subnets in your network, and add those devices to Enterprise Manager. During the discovery process, Enterprise Manager attempts to log in to available devices with an administrator user name and password that you supply. If Enterprise Manager succeeds in logging on to devices that it discovers, it adds those devices to the list on the Device List screen.
After you license and perform initial configuration for Enterprise Manager™, you can discover F5® devices in your network.
Discovering devices is the first step toward device management.
|Address List||Select this option if you know the IP addresses specific to the devices that you want Enterprise Manager to discover.|
|Subnet||Select this option if you want Enterprise Manager to scan your for devices, to discover using the IP address and netmask of the subnet.|
If a managed device cannot communicate with Enterprise Manager, the Device List page displays the message, Device cannot contact EM, in the Details column next to a device name. If this occurs, you can troubleshoot potential issues from the command line of the managed device.