As of this writing, several new models of the F5 Load Balancer are not certified for IP Availability Manager. If your network contains F5 Load Balancers that are not listed in the VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager Certification Matrix , you can add entries for those devices to the oid2type_Field.conf file.

To field-certify an F5 Load Balancer:

  1. Go to the BASEDIR/smarts/bin directory in the IP Manager installation area and type the following command to open the oid2type_Field.conf file:

                   sm_edit conf/discovery/oid2type_Field.conf
  2. Add the following lines:

                   <SystemOID> {
        TYPE = LoadBalancer
        VENDOR = F5Networks
        MODEL = BIG-IP
        CONT = F5-LoadBlncer
        HEALTH = F5-LoadBalancer
        Environment  = F5LBEnvMon:DeviceID
        Interface-Fault = MIB2
        Interface-Performance = MIB2
        Port-Fault = MIB2
        Port-Performance = MIB2
  3. Save and close the file.

    The modified version of the oid2type_Field.conf file is saved to the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf/discovery directory.

  4. Restart the IP Availability Manager in your Network Protocol Manager deployment to implement your changes.

    Or, as an alternative to restarting the IP Availability Manager, issue the following command from BASEDIR/smarts/bin in the IP Availability Manager’s installation area to implement your changes:

                   sm_tpmgr -s <
                      IP Availability Manager
                    name> --reloadoid