There isn't much you need to configure for an AWS device template. Just identify the correct port and NTP server to use, and then specify the admin credentials and you are all set.
This is a list of things you'll need to set up your device template for auto-scaling BIG-IP VE devices.
You create a new device template to specify settings AWS applies to devices in the service scaling group (SSG).
The system adds the objects to the template. A yellow circle displays next to each object to let you know that you need to provide an initial value. The table lists the object types you can configure along with details about how the SSG uses those details.
|Object||This is where you specify:||Notes|
You can specify a management port for communication between BIG-IQ and the BIG-IP VE devices in the SSG.
By default, port 8443 is used, but you can configure a different port if needed.
|DNS & NTP||
Details about the lookup and NTP server settings and time zone.
|You must specify an NTP server so all of the devices in the SSG have the same time reference. This must be a server that has the same time as the managing BIG-IQ system.|
The username you specify for devices in a service scaling group must be admin.
In addition to alphanumeric input, you can use all punctuation characters for the password.
Or, if you are using local authentication and have created a password enforcement policy, the password must meet the criteria specified in the password enforcement policy.