After you license and perform the initial configuration for the iWorkflow™ system, you can discover BIG-IP®
devices running supported versions.
Note: For the most current list of
compatible versions, refer to the F5 iWorkflow compatibility matrix
(K11198324) on support.f5.com.
discovery to succeed, you must configure the iWorkflow system with a route to each
F5 device that you want to manage. If you do not specify the required network
communication route between the devices, then device discovery fails.
Important: The iWorkflow system will attempt discovery of BIG-IP devices
running versions other than those noted (above) as fully supported. Discovering
unsupported devices is not recommended.
Important: If you are configuring an integration with a BIG-IP guest, use
the Discovering a BIG-IP guest task instead of this one.
Important: A vCMP® host cannot be discovered using the
Device panel. To manage a vCMP host, you must create a vCMP Cloud connector.
Important: In this release of iWorkflow, guests in a VIPRION® cluster cannot be discovered using the Device panel.
Discovering BIG-IP devices is the first step to managing them.
Important: When you discover a device, iWorkflow software installs components
on the device. The installation process can cause the traffic management interface
(TMM) on the BIG-IP device to restart. Therefore, before discovering a device,
verify that no critical network traffic is targeted to the BIG-IP device.
Log in to iWorkflow™ with the administrator user name and
Select either the Clouds and Services or
BIG-IP Connectivity component.
On the Devices header, click the + icon, and then
select Discover Device.
Note: You can perform this step in either iWorkflow Device or iWorkflow Cloud.
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: For successful device discovery, you must use the
admin account; not the root account. If root access is needed, the system
prompts you for it.
Click Save to start the discovery task.
The iWorkflow system populates the properties of the device that you added in the