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To monitor the servers and connections in your load balancing environment, make sure your F5 devices meet the following requirements, add the F5 devices for monitoring, and enable F5 iControl.
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F5 Local Traffic Managers (LTMs)
BIG-IP DNS (formerly called Global Traffic Managers or GTMs)
used to poll everything except for health monitors
TMOS version 11.2 and later (including 12.0)
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TMOS version 11.6 and later
The iControl account used in NPM must be a local account on the F5 device. You cannot use Active Directory or TACACS accounts.
Add F5 devices hosting global traffic managers (GTMs) and local traffic managers (LTMs) for monitoring.
You need Node Management Rights. See Define what users can access and do.
Both status information and health statistics will be collected on the F5 device, and you can now monitor your load balancing environment:
See Discover your network with the Discovery Wizard to add more F5 devices at the same time.
When your F5 devices are already monitored in SolarWinds NPM, make sure iControl is enabled. F5 iControl API is used for collecting health monitor statistics from load balancers, and for enabling and disabling the rotation of pool members.
You will now be able to enable and disable the rotation of pool members and see the health monitors polled on the node.