Load Balancer / F5 Auto-discovery

F5, NetScalar/other load balancer & cluster device discovery

Cisco ASA, Cisco UCS, Cluster discovery, and NetScaler devices can now be natively discovered via their APIs by Device42; A10 devices should also produce good output via SNMP. Discovering your load balancer virtual servers and pool members is a simple process. To discover any of the aforementioned devices, simply add a job under Discovery -> ACI/UCS Server/F5 for Autodiscovery.

Discovering F5 load balancers

If you’re discovering an F5, do the following. You’ll want to scan your F5 pool members via either SSH or the API, depending on the device’s OS.

  1. Start by scanning an F5 device via SNMP. Do this by adding a job under Discovery → SNMP (Make sure you configure SNMP on your F5!), and input the correct (matching) community string.

  2. After you’ve discovered via SNMP, go ahead and scan the F5 with the native F5 interface that can be found in Discovery -> UCS/ACI/F5 API Manager for Autodiscovery (Note: This requires an account w/ F5 API permissions!):

    Add F5 / Load Balancer discovery