Managing BIG-IP GTM

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

  1. Log into the eG administrative interface.

  2. If the BIG-IP GTM 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 COMPONENT page that appears next (see Figure 1), select BIG-IP GTM as the Component type. Then, click the Add New Component button.

  5. Specify the Host IP/Name and the Nick name of the BIG-IP GTM as shown in Figure 1, and click the Add button to register the changes.

    Figure 1 : Adding BIG-IP GTM

  6. Once the BIG-IP GTM is added successfully, you will be again redirected to the Components page (see Figure 2). Using the options provided in the Components page, you can modify, unmanage or delete the newly added component. In addition, you can also configure the tests.

    Figure 2 : Configuring BIG-IP GTM

  7. Click on any test in the list of unconfigured tests (see Figure 3). For instance, click on the Server Status test to configure it.

    Figure 3 : List of unconfigured tests for BIG-IP GTM

  8. In the page that appears, specify the parameters as shown in Figure 4 and click the Update button to configure the test.

    Figure 4 : Configuring Server Status test

  9. Once all the tests are configured, switch to the Monitor tab to view the performance metrics reported by the tests.