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    BigIP[edit]

    BigIp is now a generic name for F5 hardware that can be used for LTM (Local Traffic Management)and GTM (Global Traffic Management), These were originally know as BigIP and 3DNS respectively.

    More Info will come on this later... in the mean time try f5.com or there development development wiki

    Some quick hints[edit]

    just a collection of useful commands for F5 kit.

    Quick and dirty cheet sheet for big ip's


    Connect to a big IP[edit]

    Serial Access[edit]

    /etc/boot.default should have the following line set: -console com, for vga it would be -console -auto The serial port is a 9 pin connection - newer bigips run at 19,200 older at 9600

    Show the active / failover state[edit]

    # b fo
    

    The failover state is STANDBY.1

    Read the log[edit]

    # tail /var/log/ltm
    

    Configs[edit]

    Show running config[edit]

    # b list | less
    

    Save the running config[edit]

    # b list > bigip.config.<TICKET REFF>.<NAME>
    


    Sync the configs[edit]

    v4-)

    # b config sync 
    

    v9-)

    # b config sync all
    


    Nodes[edit]

    List nodes[edit]

    # b list | grep -i node
    

    Disable nodes[edit]

    v9

    # b node <node ip> session disable
    

    v4

    # b node <node ip> disable
    

    you can check if a node is disabled by doing a 'b node <IP> show', or it will be noted at the bottom of the config

    Enable nodes[edit]

    v9

    # b node <node ip> session enable
    

    v4

    # b node <node ip> enable
    

    Check the state of a node[edit]

    # b node <node ip> show
    

    Check the status of all nodes[edit]

    #b node show
    

    Pools[edit]

    Check the status of all pools[edit]

    #b pool show
    

    Check the status of a pool[edit]

    #b pool <pool name> show
    

    Check the status of a pool member[edit]

    # b pool show | grep <node ip>:<port>
    

    Monitors[edit]

    show status of all monitor's[edit]

    V9

    b monitor all instance all show
    

    v4

    b node monitor show
    


    show status of specific monitor's[edit]

    v9

    b monitor <monitor name> instance <node ip : port> show
    

    v4

    b node <IP>:<PORT> monitor show
    


    Interfaces[edit]

    Check interfaces[edit]

    # b interface show
    
    interface   speed   pkts   pkts   pkts   pkts   bits   bits errors trunk
                 Mb/s     in    out   drop   coll     in    out
     mgmt UP   100 FD 46.74M 4.432M      0      0 17.17G 7.345G    234
      1.1 UP   100 FD 1.483G 1.621G     37      0 1.078T 5.531T      0
      1.2 UP   100 FD 557.9M 374.7M     15      0 4.973T 435.5G      0
      1.3 DN  1000 FD      0      0      0      0      0      0      0
      1.4 DN  1000 FD      0      0      0      0      0      0      0
    


    System Health[edit]

    CPU / Memory / Traffic stats[edit]

    Use tmstats to show general system utilisation

    # //usr/bin/tmstat
    


    Archive[edit]

    Private UCS[edit]

    To create a UCS archive that does not contain SSL private keys, use the following command syntax: Useful if your sending in a UCS to support and dont want to send in you SSL key/cert.

    b config support save <filename>
    
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