I have setup a BigIQ system (Installed BIG-IQ-220.127.116.11.0.0.9-scsi.ova) and now i am trying to setup a DCD agent system. My Question goes as below
1. Is there a separate S/W image for DCD agent installation
2. If yes then what is the S/W i need to install
I am not finding this info on any of the documentation. We do not want to use the BigIQ systems as DCD agent as out storage requirements are large
I would encourage you to go through with DCD sizing guide, to determine the resources that are required to handle the data generated by the F5 devices you would like to manage, type (ASM/APM etc) and amount of data generated. While installing BIG-IQ (with the estimated resource in the first step), as per the license you get option to select BIG-IQ as CMD or DCD.
In summary, no, there isn't a special image for the DCD instance. The DCD is just "a specially-provisioned BIG-IQ® system that you use to manage and store alerts, events, and statistical data from one or more BIG-IP® systems."
Thanks for the reply. So i gather i need to install the same ova file for DCD systems as well. But i will go through the documentation that you provided and also the sizing related documentation