F5-BIG-IP network technology integration

ServicePilot network-f5-big-ip

# F5 BIG-IP Load Balancer


This package is designed to monitor an F5 BIG-IP Load Balancer using SNMP.


This package automatically configures the ServicePilot Manager to monitor F5 BIG-IP Load Balancer based on an SNMP collection. The statistics gathered in this way include:

  • Network: Ping Response Time and Interfaces activity
  • System: CPU, Memory
  • Environment: Fan, Temperature and Power Supply
  • Pools and Pool Members
  • Cluster Status
  • Global Statistics

All active interfaces will be automatically discovered.


  • SNMP Service must be configured (Security: read-only SNMP community and allowed host must be set) and started on the targeted machine.

  • Network Flows - It is is necessary to ensure network connectivity between ServicePilot and the monitored device. In case of a network infrastructure using a firewall, all the ports below must be opened:

    • UDP/161 (SNMP): Between ServicePilot Manager and F5 BIGIP
    • ICMP/Echo Request (Ping): Between ServicePilot Manager and F5 BIGIP
    • UDP/162 (SNMP Trap): (Optional) Between F5 BIGIP and ServicePilot Agent
  • ServicePilot Requirements

    • ServicePilot Manager minimum version: 8.5


Before adding a resource to monitor, make certain that all pre-requisites are in place and if a ServicePilot Agent is required, that it is communicating correctly with the ServicePilot Manager.

Add resource using Views Configuration web interface

  1. As an administrative user of ServicePilot, open the ServicePilot web interface.
  2. Navigate to Administration. The Configuration > Views web page will open.
  3. Click on the view in which to place the new resource in the Views hierarchy on the left of the interface. The View editor section will show the existing view contents.
  4. From the Packages list on the right of the interface, click and drag the network-f5-big-ip package into the View editor and let go.
  5. The Resource properties dialog box will open to allow resource configuration.
  6. Click OK to close the Resource properties dialog box. Note that the dialog box will not close if required parameters are not set.
  7. Click Save to apply the new resource to ServicePilot configuration.

Key field notes

In the Monitoring Policies tab, specify the policy or policies to apply to the resource

  1. Basic Parameters tab:

    1. IP address: Specify the IP address of the F5 BIGIP Load Balancer, as resolvable by the machine on which ServicePilot Manager is running
  2. Monitoring Options tab:

    1. Ping: tick to get ICMP requests
    2. Auto-Discover Interfaces: tick to get statistics for all active interfaces
    3. Auto-Discover Fans: tick to get statistics for all fans
    4. Auto-Discover Power Supplies: tick to get statistics for all power supplies
    5. Auto-Discover Temperature Sensors: tick to get statistics for all temperature sensors
    6. System: tick to get statistics on System counters
    7. Auto-Discover CPUs: tick to get statistic details per CPU

    8. Load Balancer tab:

    9. Cluster Module: tick to get cluster module statistics
    10. Global Statitics: tick to get global statistics for all pools
    11. Auto-Discover Pools: tick to get statistics for all resources that are ready to be used
    12. Auto-Discover Pool Members: tick to get statistics for all resources
    13. {Optional} Pool prefix to remove: Optionnaly remove first pool and pool member string
    14. {Optional} Ignored Pool Name separated with '|': Optionnaly exclude pools
    15. {Optional} Allowed Pool Name separated with '|': Optionnaly include pools


MIBs Used:

  • RFC1213-MIB2

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