Management and orchestration for F5 devices and the services they support.
BIG-IQ Centralized Management provides a central point of control for F5 physical and virtual devices. It simplifies management, helps ensure compliance, and gives you the tools you need to deliver your applications securely and effectively.
BIG-IQ tracks assets, manages policies, delivers analytics, and provides central reporting and licensing for the following F5 products:
BIG-IQ supports physical and virtual BIG-IP devices and the VIPRION platform. When combined with F5’s new per-app VE devices, BIG-IQ provides the management plane for BIG-IP Cloud Edition.
While BIG-IQ provides single pane-of-glass management of all your F5 solutions, it also delivers application-specific management. And together, BIG-IQ and per-app VEs form BIG-IP Cloud Edition—a new solution for enabling DevOps and application developers to manage their own network services. With BIG-IP Cloud Edition, the network administrator can empower the team to view the health and security of their application, modify network services, and even spin up or spin down virtual BIG-IP instances as their business needs change.
BIG-IQ does this through 4 key technologies:
Use standard roles or create custom ones to provide development teams with the tools they need to deliver applications.
Manage services with both big-picture and application-specific dashboards. You’ll see the health and performance of your applications at a glance, and if you see a problem, you can drill down to find and correct the bottleneck.
Use advanced analytics to automatically spin up or spin down VMware- or AWS-based BIG-IP instances on demand.
Create templates of a single device or of all the configuration settings specific to an application. Use them to manually or automatically roll out new applications or additional devices for existing apps. Templates are configurable and can be assigned to user roles.
Enterprise Manager significantly reduces the cost and complexity of managing BIG-IP devices running TMOS 11.4 and earlier. From a single-pane view of your system, you can optimize application performance and automate common tasks. It’s also available in a virtual edition to facilitate a seamless transition to future versions of BIG-IQ.
To find out more, contact your F5 sales representative.