Monitoring BIG-IP DNS Servers and Local Traffic Managers - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.0.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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9.0.0

Monitor the reachability of LTM and BIG-IP DNS Servers as well as the status of DNS/DHCP Servers or xHA pairs in an F5 pool.

To monitor F5 LTM or BIG-IP DNS Servers, you must first enable the BIG-IP DNS/LTM Monitoring Service from the Monitoring Service Management page, then enable monitoring for specific LTM and BIG-IP DNS Servers.

Enabling the BIG-IP DNS/LTM Monitoring Service will monitor all LTM and BIG-IP DNS Server across all configurations in Address Manager.

To enable the BIG-IP DNS/LTM Monitoring Service:

  1. Select the Administration tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Administration page.
  2. Under Network, click Monitoring Service Management.
  3. Under BIG-IP DNS/LTM Monitoring Service, click Edit Monitoring Parameters.
  4. Under Polling Interval Time, set the polling interval:
    • Interval Time—the interval at which Address Manager polls the managed DNS/DHCP Servers in an F5 pool. Enter a value in the field and select Minutes, Hours, or Days from the drop-down menu. The minimum interval is 5 minutes.
  5. Click Update to save your changes and return to the Monitoring Service Management page.
  6. Under BIG-IP DNS/LTM Monitoring Service, click Enable.

Enabling monitoring on BIG-IP DNS Servers and Local Traffic Managers

Monitor the reachability of LTM and BIG-IP DNS Servers in an F5 pool.

Enable monitoring on each LTM server and BIG-IP DNS Server in an F5 pool.

To enable monitoring on an LTM or BIG-IP DNS server:

  1. From the configuration drop-down menu, select a configuration.
  2. Select the Servers tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Configuration information page.
  3. Under Servers, click an LTM or BIG-IP DNS Server name.
  4. Click the server name menu button and select F5 Service Configuration. The Configure Remote Services page opens.
  5. From the Service Type drop-down menu, select Monitoring Service.
  6. Under Monitoring Settings, select the Enable Monitoring check box.
  7. Click Update.

Address Manager will monitor the reachability of the selected LTM or BIG-IP DNS Server in the F5 pool.