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Manual Chapter: Configuring BIG-IQ High Availability
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About a high availability active-active cluster

You can ensure that you always have access to managed BIG-IP devices by installing two or more BIG-IQ systems in an active-active, high availability (HA) configuration. Any configuration change that occurs on one BIG-IQ system is immediately synchronized with its peer devices. If a BIG-IQ system in an active-active HA configuration fails, a peer BIG-IQ system takes over the device management.

Configuring BIG-IQ Cloud in an active-active high availability configuration

  1. Log in to BIG-IQ Cloud with your administrator user name and password.
  2. Hover over the BIG-IQ HA header, and click the + icon when it appears.
  3. In the Peer IP Address field, type the self IP address (on the internal VLAN) of the peer system. Do not use the management IP address of the peer system.
  4. In the User name and Password fields, type the administrative user name and password for the system.
  5. Click the Add button.

If discovery of the newly configured BIG-IQ system fails, a Delete button displays. Verify the correct self IP address and credentials. Then click the Delete button to remove the incorrect information, and re-type the self IP address, user name, and password.

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