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BIG-IQ import devices via CSV

If you are leveraging the BIG-IQ tool (version 7.x or newer) to import devices using a CSV there are a few things you should know. It would probably help to know the columns needed (note you do not include the column headers in the csv) So when you Save your CSV it MUST NOT be in UTF-8 mode or it will fail when you try and import it with incorrect Management IP Address which is the first column since the CSV import can not read a CSV saved in UTF-8 mode. Anyhow, your CSV sho


rev.dennis in BIG-IQ

Authentication Issues on F5

We upgraded to and now we seem to have a bunch of issues authenticating using either AD or TACACS.  It requires multiple tries and then it eventually works. Our first attempt is to fix the F5 devices that are using AD only vi /etc/openldap/ldap.conf You have to add a new line Then you need to run tmsh list auth ldap system-auth referrals auth ldap system-auth {     referrals yes } If its yes, then change it to no by running tmsh modify auth ldap system-a

F5 DNS Splunk Values

So we have a bunch of GTM (or BIGIP-DNS) log data in Splunk and most don't know what the heck all of these different fields mean. QID: Host (GMT): src: dest reply_code reply_code_id query answer answer_count message_type query_type record_type. I suppose I will take a crack at it and see if I can find explanations of each field. QID (query ID) You c


rev.dennis in BIGIP DNS

Status Icons and what they mean

Description The Configuration utility displays various colored icons to report the status of these objects. When you point to the status icon that accompanies an object, the BIG-IP system displays information about the object's status. The following table lists the icons that the Configuration utility displays.


guru in BIGIP LTM

Testing Monitor Manually

Here is a standard HTTP monitor that checks whether login page is up and working on the pool members. [dennis@mifnt1slbgtm03:Active:Standalone] ~ # tmsh list gtm monitor https https.vpn.loginpage.statuscode.new gtm monitor https https.vpn.loginpage.statuscode.new {     cipherlist DEFAULT:+SHA:+3DES:+kEDH     compatibility enabled     defaults-from https     destination *:*     interval 30     probe-timeout 5     recv "HTTP/1.1 200 OK"     send "GET /dana-na/auth/url_default/welcome.cgi HTTP/



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