VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for F5 BIG-IP Data Sheet

The Blue Medora Management Pack for F5 BIG-IP collects performance data from critical BIG-IP resources and makes it available within the VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) monitoring platform.

Extend vRealize Operations to F5 BIG-IP

Easily view connections and throughput handled by the F5 BIG-IP platform–right from the vROps environment you already know. To ensure productivity, your view includes all four of the main components of F5 BIG-IP: Pool, Pool Member, Node and Virtual Server.

Essential insight into how F5 node operation and status are impacting application servers, as well as the relationship of virtualized nodes to the application servers, ensures proactive management of loads for strong application performance.

Manage, Troubleshoot, and Report from a Single Console

This Management Pack provides the capabilities you need to intelligently manage relationships from the F5 BIG-IP platform to the VMware, Nutanix and/or KVM virtual layers, giving you a one-stop view of health and performance using dashboards, views and alerts across the entire F5 BIG-IP environment. With this intelligence you can quickly identify root-cause issues for fast problem resolution, and see potential trouble spots before they become troublesome.

To ensure useful communication with key stakeholders, report templates are provided encompassing configuration, network usage, status and system performance data. These reports are easy to run and then share via .pdf or .csv formats.

Key advantages

End-to-end visibility. Maintain high availability and secure remote access to corporate resources anywhere in the world when using F5 BIG-IP

Capacity and health awareness. Make use of the predictive analytics in vROps Analysis Badges to add more intelligence to your F5 BIG-IP management. The Management Pack provides capacity definitions to fully exploit vRealize Operations.

Relationship mapping. Instantly view relationships within F5 BIG-IP, out to the virtual layer and beyond.

LTM and GTM metrics. Troubleshoot issues with F5 BIG-IP’s Local and Global Traffic Managers(LTM and GTM modules)

Expose Key BIG-IP Performance Metrics in vRealize Operations
  • Client side throughput
  • Client side packet
  • Server side throughput
  • Server side packets
  • Disk usage
  • Memory usage
  • CPU usage
  • Current connections
  • Current sessions
Supported Platforms
vRealize Operations
  • Advanced and Enterprise editions
  • Version 6.2+
F5 BIG-IP
  • Version 11.6.0+
Centralize your infrastructure monitoring by leveraging your existing investment in vRealize Operations.

See More with Operational Dashboards

The Management Pack for F5 BIG-IP enhances VMware vRealize Operations Manager with out-of-the-box dashboards covering 3 areas:

F5 BIG-IP Overview Dashboards

  • Health Overview
  • World Overview
  • Health Investigation

F5 BIG-IP Details Dashboards

  • System
  • Application
  • Node VM Mashup

True Visibility Suite Dashboards

  • F5 BIG-IP Application to Nutanix
  • Nutanix VM to F5 BIG-IP Application
Leverage Smart Alerts for Faster Troubleshooting

The F5 BIG-IP Management Pack features smart alerts for cluster failover, certificate expiration, plus component health and other useful information through BIG-IP LTM and GTM modules. As a result, you can reduce your mean time to innocence and improve troubleshooting for optimal performance.

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