Managing BIG-IP APM

eG Enterprise is capable of automatically discovering the BIG-IP APM, and also allows you to manually add the component for monitoring. To manage an BIG-IP APM component, do the following:

  1. Log into the eG administrative interface.
  2. If the BIG-IP APM is already discovered, then directly proceed towards managing it using the COMPONENTS – MANAGE/UNMANAGE page.
  3. However, if it is yet to be discovered, then run discovery (Infrastructure -> Components -> Discover) to get it discovered or follow the Components -> Add/Modify menu sequence in the Infrastructure tile of the Admin menu to manually add the component using the Components page. Remember that components manually added are managed automatically.
  4. In the Components page that appears next, select BIG-IP APM as the Component type. Then, click the Add New Component button. This will invoke .

    Figure 1 : Adding the BIG-IP APM component

  5. Specify the Host IP/Name and the Nick name for the BIG-IP APM component. By default, the BIG-IP APM component is monitored in an agentless manner. Therefore, the Agentless check box is selected, by default.

  6. Next, select Linux as the OS and SSH as the Mode. The SSH Remote port will be set as 22 by default. Change the remote port if the target APM is listening on a different SSH port.
  7. Specify the credentials of a root user in the User and Password text boxes.
  8. Select the Remote agent that will be monitoring the target Big-IP APM.
  9. Choose an external agent for the target APM by picking an option from the External agents list box.
  10. Then, click the Add button to register the changes (see Figure 1).
  11. The BIG-IP APM component so added will be managed automatically by eG Enterprise. Now, try to sign out of the user interface. Doing so, will invoke Figure 2 prompting you to configure a list of unconfigured tests for the new BIG-IP APM component.

    Figure 2 : The list of unconfigured tests that need to be configured for the BIG-IP APM

  12. Click on any test in the list of unconfigured tests. To know how to configure the tests, refer to Monitoring BIG-IP APM.
  13. Finally, signout of the eG admin interface.