Module 9: Declarative Onboarding and VE Creation on Azure

BIG-IQ Centralized Management makes it easy for you to create, configure, and manage BIG-IP VE devices in an Azure environment.


All deployments are Single-NIC for Azure. If you need to create additional NICs, you will need to do it through the cloud provider UI or API.

To start managing a BIG-IP VE device in a cloud environment, you’ll need to complete the following workflows.
  • Specify your cloud provider details
  • Configure your Azure cloud environment on BIG-IQ
  • Create a BIG-IP VE device
  • Onboard a BIG-IP VE device or BIG-IP VE device cluster


After you save the configuration for the BIG-IP VE devices you created, BIG-IQ sends an API call to apply that configuration to the targeted BIG-IP VE devices. After BIG-IQ successfuly applies the configuration, it then discovers and imports the services the device is licensed for. This means you don’t have to discover and import services in a separate step.