2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 29, 2016 6:49 AM by czabel

    Backup F5 configurations


      I am trying to backup my F5 load balancer configurations to Solarwinds but I keep getting errors when the job tries to transfer the files to my Solarwinds SFTP server. The script is giving me the syntax errors using the script below.


      <Configuration-Management Device="BIGIP F5 LTM" SystemOID="">


                       <Command Name="RESET" Value=""/>

                       <Command Name="DownloadConfig" Value="show running-config all-properties"/>

                       <Command Name="Reboot" Value="reload noconfirm"/>

                       <Command Name="EnterConfigMode" Value=""/>

                       <Command Name="ExitConfigMode" Value="quit"/>

                       <Command Name="Startup" Value="startup"/>

                       <Command Name="Running" Value="running"/>

                       <Command Name="DownloadConfigIndirect" Value="write net ${StorageAddress}:/${StorageFilename}"/>

                       <Command Name="UploadConfigIndirect"/>

                       <Command Name="EraseConfig" Value="write erase${CRLF}Yes"/>

                       <Command Name="SaveConfig" Value="save sys config"/>

                       <Command Name="Version" Value="show sys version"/>




      Has anyone else run into this. I setup a simple job pointing to 1 of my standby F5's as a test and it fails every time.

        • Re: Backup F5 configurations

          Can you manually backup the files to Solarwinds?

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            • Re: Backup F5 configurations

              Thanks Superfly! I found my issue yesterday. The device template was missing a line (somehow didn't copy correctly) and...I was using the wrong account for the device type. I had the template in based on a user who was logging in to the F5 in the advanced shell mode but had setup the user based on a tmsh login. I changed my login template to use the F5 admin account (advanced shell) and voila SolarWinds started downloading configurations from all of my F5's!

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