I´m a newby using a F5 balancing device. At my company, we have a cluster composed by 4 F5. Daily I usually checked the logs and the syslog, but I have an answer to you, as an experienced administrators.
I have checked the tmos guide for troubleshooting, but my question is about a quick trick to check problems related with the devices (hardware, syncronization o power supply). We don´t have the Big Ip Health.
There could be a fast trick to check problems checking logs or you could recommend me how guide to check or other tricks?
Thanks you in advance.
if you want to check quickly hardware status you can use the following command:
tmsh show sys hardware
you will have the following information:
But of course, the best way to manage all your devices is to set SNMP (you have all mib necessary to inspect your hardware):
You can also use something like graphana to request F5 device (API Rest) to retrieve all information needed.
Last point, actually you retrieve all logs using syslog, you can juste create a notification on your syslog server when the followings words is trigged "Critical" "error" ...
Hope it help you.