Lab 5.3: Onboard BIG-IQ in AzureΒΆ


Estimated time to complete: 25 minutes

There are different ways to onboard BIG-IQ in Azure:

  1. Using the F5 Trial Azure Resource Manager Template

This Azure Resource Manager (ARM) creates two BIG-IQ VE instances:

  • a BIG-IQ Centralized Management (CM) standalone instance to configure and orchestrate instances of BIG-IP VE
  • a BIG-IQ Data Collection Device (DCD) to store analytics data.
  1. Using the F5 License Manager ARM Template

This Azure Resource Manager launches and configure a standalone BIG-IQ VE or two BIG-IQ VEs in a clustered (hot-standby) configuration.

  1. Using the F5 BIG-IQ Setup Documentation

Follow the documentation to bring up the BIG-IQ CM and DCD in Azure.

Once the BIG-IQ VE are up and running, Ansible Galaxy Role used in Lab 1 can be used to onboard the BIG-IQ and DCD (bigiq_onboard and register_dcd)