Manage your BIG-IP devices,
all from one place.

Because adding more boxes increases complexity, you need ways to simplify system management. That’s where BIG-IQ Centralized Management comes in. From licensing to policies, traffic to security, you’ll see it all from a single pane of glass.

Devices

Hundreds of devices—one point of control.

When you go from managing a few boxes to managing a few dozen, your processes, logistics, and needs all change. BIG-IQ Centralized Management brings all of your devices together, so you can discover, track, upgrade, and deploy more efficiently. You can also monitor key metrics from one location, saving yourself both time and effort.

Manage hundreds of BIG-IP devices

BIG-IQ Centralized Management by the numbers.

Centrally manage up to 200 physical, virtual, or virtual clustered multiprocessing (vCMP) based BIG-IP devices. BIG-IQ Centralized Management also handles licensing for up to 5,000 unmanaged devices, so you can spin BIG-IP virtual editions (VEs) up or down as needed.

What’s in it for you?
  • Manage multiple devices, including inventory reports
  • Manage BIG-IP licenses
  • Configure BIG-IP instances
  • Backup, restore, and upgrade BIG-IP images
  • Group BIG-IP devices
  • Monitor SSL certificates for hardware or virtual devices

Features

Tracking>

Aggregate device metrics, like CPU/memory and disk usage, SSL certificate status, and high availability (HA) status.

Device Database>

Store configurations and information for your entire system.

Simplified backup>

Restore your system more efficiently.

Remote upgrades>

Upgrade all BIG-IP devices running TMOS 10.2 or newer from a single place.

Image deployment>

Deploy BIG-IP images on existing hardware or virtual devices.

Features

Tracking

Aggregate device metrics, like CPU/memory and disk usage, SSL certificate status, and high availability (HA) status.

Device database

Store configurations and information for your entire system.

Simplified backup

Restore your system more efficiently.

Remote upgrades

Upgrade all BIG-IP devices running TMOS 10.2 or newer from a single place.

Image deployment

Deploy BIG-IP images on existing hardware or virtual devices.

Traffic

Streamline traffic, decrease headaches.

There’s more to traffic management than ensuring the availability of your applications. BIG-IQ Centralized Management and BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) work in tandem to help you manage all your BIG-IP LTM devices and their attributes, including VIPs, pools, member iRules, and nodes. It also lets application owners control pool members and virtual servers for their apps.

Streamline traffic management

Business moves fast—and so do we.

When you can see your devices through a single interface, you can monitor the health of your traffic, see when issues are causing performance problems, and identify which servers are affecting availability. This comprehensive view helps you find solutions before traffic stops, rather than having to respond to downed servers. Centralizing this view also helps you evaluate statistics and generate reports with clearer context.

Keep your traffic moving.
  • Configure BIG-IP LTM
  • View and monitor BIG-IP LTM objects
  • Configure, tempt, edit, and validate large-scale systems
  • Monitor physical and virtual ADCs in real time
  • Manage pools and nodes

Features

User access>

Create role-based access controls (RBACs).

ADC control>

Manage key functions of your ADCs.

Compliance>

Maintain logs and audit trails.

Deployment tools>

Stage and schedule your configurations.

VIP configurations>

Manage iRules, profiles, and monitors.

Server cloning>

Clone virtual servers for faster deployment.

Features

User access

Create role-based access controls (RBACs).

ADC control

Manage key functions of your ADCs.

Compliance

Maintain logs and audit trails.

Deployment tools

Stage and schedule your configurations.

VIP configurations

Manage iRules, profiles, and monitors.

Server cloning

Clone virtual servers for faster deployment.

Security

Simplicity and security are not mutually exclusive.

Security is serious business and cutting corners is not an option. As your system grows, you need to be sure you can manage your security policies quickly and effectively. Get policy-based management of BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) and BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM). You’ll also get centralized reporting and security alerts For BIG-IP AFM, BIG-IP ASM, WebSafe, and MobileSafe.

Simplify security and compliance

Take a good look at your system.

Get a better view of the overall strength of your system when you monitor security from a single screen. By seeing which policies are triggered and when, you can reduce firewall CPU utilization and optimize performance. Central reporting is not only easier, but can help you identify patterns and trends so your security response can be proactive, not just reactive.

Compliance without complication.

Let’s face it, identifying sources of failure and maintaining audit trails is a big challenge. BIG-IQ Centralized Management maintains a secure audit log of all changes and updates, helping you stay compliant with corporate policy.

Security without the runaround.

BIG-IQ Centralized Management allows you to import tested configurations and policies; view, edit, and compare firewall policies; and apply policies or updates across groups of devices or your entire infrastructure—all without leaving your desk.

The right access for the right people.

With RBAC, you can let individual teams manage their specific security instances. This helps minimize errors, maximize efficiency, and maintain security, while also providing a documented history of which policies were amended by whom.

Security features at-a-glance.
  • Create, edit, and view security policies across multiple BIG-IP firewall devices
  • Push changes to a specific device or multiple devices from a central location
  • Centrally manage and consolidate DDoS profiles, configurations, and enhancements

Features

Visibility>

Monitor your physical and virtual BIG-IP firewall solutions.

Policy control>

Apply policies to a single device, select groups, or across your system.

History>

Store logs and audit trails, ensuring policy compliance.

Agility>

Simplify policy changes and deploy rapid changes based on security requirements.

Features

Visibility

Monitor your physical and virtual BIG-IP firewall solutions.

Policy control

Apply policies to a single device, select groups, or across your system.

History

Store logs and audit trails, ensuring policy compliance.

Agility

Simplify policy changes and deploy rapid changes based on security requirements.

Access

Multiple policies, many machines? No problem.

While your devices may vary—physical, virtual, or hybrid—your policies need to remain constant. By pairing BIG-IQ Centralized Management with BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM), you’ll save time and money while reducing opportunities for errors, improper implementation, or conflicts between access and security polices.

Big-IQ Access

From one to many.

BIG-IQ Centralized Management helps you manage policies for up to 100 BIG-IP APM instances, so you can import, compare, edit, and update across multiple devices from a single pane of glass.

Better visibility leads to better insight.

The dashboard view helps you see trends and relationship contexts more easily and improve response time if issues arise. With a holistic view of network health, you can better gauge how effective your policies are, where weak points may surface, and how best to respond to issues and concerns.

Simplify policy management.
  • Push policy updates from a central location
  • Generate extensive reporting
  • Back up and restore images
  • Compare policies
  • Generate logs and reports for BIG-IP APM and Secure Web Gateway Services

Features

Flexibility>

Gain secure, centralized access management, anytime, anywhere.

Consistency>

Group devices to ensure enterprise-wide policy compliance.

Information gathering>

Consolidate reports on sessions, users, websites, IP addresses, and applications.

Easy configuration>

Configure polices with Visual Policy Editor (VPE).

Features

Flexibility

Gain secure, centralized access management, anytime, anywhere.

Consistency

Group devices to ensure enterprise-wide policy compliance.

Information gathering

Consolidate reports on sessions, users, websites, IP addresses, and applications.

Easy configuration

Configure polices with Visual Policy Editor (VPE).

Running TMOS 11.4 or older?

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 Centralized Management.

To find out more, contact your F5 sales representative.