Original Publication Date: 12/07/2018
This release note documents version 6.1.0 of BIG-IQ Centralized Management.
You can now simultaneously add multiple BIG-IP devices and discover and import their services to BIG-IQ. You can do this from the Devices screen, or by uploading a CSV file with device details.
You can now securely manage traffic to applications in an Azure cloud environment, specifying the parameters in a service scaling group (SSG) to dynamically deploy and delete BIG-IP devices as needed. BIG-IQ manages the BIG-IP devices that are load balancing to the BIG-IP VE devices in the cloud, as well as to the BIG-IP devices' application servers.
BIG-IQ communicates with managed BIG-IP devices (and with its peer in a BIG-IQ high availability configuration) through an encrypted SSL session. To make this communication even more secure, you can now enable host verification. When enabled, BIG-IQ verifies the host's identity by comparing the host's SSL certificate against the certificate authorities or the individual certificates trusted by BIG-IQ.
Through declarative API calls made to AS3, you can now deploy applications through BIG-IQ to managed BIG-IPs and provide role-based access to view statistics and monitor these applications using the BIG-IQ application dashboards.
You can now provide permissions to a user for access to grant certain utility license offerings.
This new release of BIG-IQ includes a feature that enables you to schedule and automatically submit a usage report to F5 Networks for billing purposes.
You can now add a custom identifier for utility pool license offerings to make it easier for you to track usage when you run reports and to filter for certain offerings.
You can now monitor from a single summary dashboard active HTTP, Network Security, and DNS DDoS activity against protected objects. The added visibility allows you to evaluate attack details to ensure that your objects can sufficiently withstand a DDoS attack. Additional analysis screens provide visibility into historical DDoS data for all of your system’s monitored objects, per security protocol.
You can now monitor data regarding the volume of traffic managed by your network ACLs.
You can now monitor data regarding traffic managed by your SWG services.
You can now manage and edit your Layer 7 security for your monitored applications and virtual servers from a single dashboard. The new dashboard also provides quick access to edit and create Web Application Security policies, DoS profiles and log profiles.
You can now add or import LTM policies and policy rules to the service catalog templates you create.
You can now create, edit, or delete GSLB prober pools and prober pool members on the devices you manage.
Support has been added for downloading, uploading, and installing WAS Signature files, Server Technologies files, and Browser Challenges files, and for scheduling automatic file updates.
Global Search capabilities now support Server Technologies and Browser Challenges files.
To properly display, the BIG-IQ system requires that your screen resolution is set to 1280x1024 or higher.
If you’re a Windows user, do not increase (zoom) the screen size more than 100%, because it can limit what you can view on the screen.
BIG-IQ version 6.1.0 supports the following browsers and versions:
Known Issue ID Number 722458: Chrome 67 is unsupported for BIG-IQ version 6.1.0. Chrome 67 will crash if you use it to try to view or modify an Application Services configuration (such as adding a pool or virtual server) or view or modify an Access Policy configuration. To work around this issue, use a supported browser: Chrome versions 65.x or 66.x, Firefox 59.x or 60.x, or Microsoft Edge.
K34133507: BIG-IQ Centralized Management compatibility matrix provides a summary of version compatibility for specific features between the BIG-IQ system and BIG-IP releases.
For updated information about troubleshooting specific use cases, go to: https://github.com/F5Networks/f5-aws-cloudformation/tree/master/supported/solutions/autoscale.
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Which Systems Setups Support an Upgrade to version 6.1.0||Select the relevant upgrade process based on the version and configuration (with or without DCD devices).|
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Upgrading Version to 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, or 6.0 to version 6.1.0||Upgrade a BIG-IQ system running version 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, or 6.0 to version 6.1.0.|
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Upgrading Version 5.2 or 5.3 with a DCD Cluster to version 6.1.0||Upgrade version 5.2 or 5.3 a DCD and BIG-IQ Cluster to version 6.1.0.|
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Upgrading Version 5.4 or 6.0.0 with a DCD Cluster to version 6.1.0|
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Upgrading Version 6.0.0 with a DCD Cluster to version 6.1.0 with Minimal Downtime|
|Planning and Implementing an F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management Deployment||Plan deployment, license, and set up the BIG-IQ system in your network.|
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Core Concepts||Find out more about the concepts about the core functionality included with BIG-IQ Centralized Management.|
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management DCD Sizing Guide||Determine the resources that are required to handle the data generated by the BIG-IP® devices you manage. Requirements vary according to the type and amount of data you generate.|
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Authentication, Roles, and User Management||
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Monitoring and Reports||
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Device||
|BIG-IQ Centralized Management: DNS Administration|
|F5 BIG-IQ Local Traffic & Network Implementations||Manage:
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Security||Manage:
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Access||
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Fraud Protection Service||Set up, manage, and monitor alerts for fraud protection.|
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management Use Case: Provide Role-Based User Access to an Application||Give role-based user access to a SharePoint application.|
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Auto-Scale in a VMware Cloud||Start auto-scaling BIG-IP VE devices in a VMware cloud to manage applications.|
|F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Auto-Scale in a AWS Cloud||Start auto-scaling BIG-IP VE devices in an AWS cloud to manage applications.|
|BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Monitoring and Managing Application Services||Monitor the health and statistics for your application services.|
This release note contains known issues found only in this release. It does not contain any known issues found in previous releases that are not yet fixed.
Fixes included in this release are for known issues found in previous releases.
For information about fixes and known issues for past releases, refer to the version-specific release notes.
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