After you license and perform the initial configuration for the F5 iWorkflow™ system, you can manage BIG-IP® devices
running version 11.5.3 HF2, 11.6 HF6, or 12.0. You must configure the iWorkflow™ system with a route to each F5 device that you want
Important: The iWorkflow will attempt discovery of BIG-IP devices running
versions other than those noted (above) as fully supported. Discovering unsupported
devices is not recommended.
The first step to managing BIG-IP devices is to add them to the iWorkflow system
Important: When you add a device, iWorkflow software installs components on
the device. This installation process can cause the traffic management interface
(TMM) on the BIG-IP device to restart. Therefore, before adding a device, verify
that no critical network traffic is targeted to the BIG-IP device.
Log in to iWorkflow with your administrator user name and password.
On the Devices header, click the
+ icon, and then select
The Devices panel expands to show the Discover Device
For the IP Address, specify the device's internal
In the User Name and Password
fields, type the administrator user name and password for the managed
Important: To add a device successfully, you must use the admin
account; not the root account. If root access is needed, the system prompts
you for it.
Important: A vCMP host cannot be discovered using the Device panel. To
manage a vCMP host, you must create a vCMP Cloud connector.
Important: Multi-slot guests in a VIPRION cluster cannot be managed using this release of iWorkflow.
Click Save to start the task.
If you are prompted to update the device framework, type the password for the
root user in the Root Password field.
The iWorkflow system populates the properties of the device that you added, and
displays the device in the Devices panel.
For devices located in a third-party cloud, you must associate the device with a