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F5 BIG-IQ Automated Software Management Lab

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Solution Overview

F5 will occasionally release CVE vulnerabilities that require operations to upgrade software. This lab will enable users to schedule and automate software management for BIG-IP virtual or hardware appliances. The BIG-IQ Central Management Platform API will be used to facilitate software management.

Goals & Objectives

Module 1 - Software Management of BIG-IP Devices using BIG-IQ Web UI

This module focuses on utilizing BIG-IQ CM Web UI. Lab users will practice the below scenarios:

  • Discovering BIG-IP Devices
  • Uploading QKviews to iHealth
  • Upgrading BIG-IP Devices from v13 to v14.x

Module 2 - Software Management of BIG-IP Devices using Ansible (UNDER DEVELOPMENT)

This module focuses on utilizing automation within Ansible. Lab users will practice the below scenarios:

  • Discovering and importing the BIG-IP LTM configuration
  • QKview and iHealth Management
  • Upgrading the software for BIG-IP Devices from v13 to v14.x

Hardware & Software

  • 2 x F5 BIG-IP VE (v13.0.0 HF2)
  • 1 x Linux LAMP Servers
  • 1 x F5 BIG-IQ CM (v7.1.0)
  • 1 x Windows 10 Jumphost
  • 1 x vRouter(vyos)
  • 1 x Ansible Tower(v2.8.6)