[rancid] F5 BIG-IP devices - any tricks?

Colin Stubbs cstubbs at gmail.com
Tue May 1 07:59:27 UTC 2012

Hmm, looks like gmail is spam dropping some of this list for me. This
is the first email that came thru re: this subject :-(

Given I wrote the first patch I'm happy to get cracking on updating
it. I have actually already been doing various things related to that
due to working with BIGIP v11.

There's a bit that needs to change for v11 - anyone else on the list
using it yet and need to monitor devices with it ? bigpipe command
will no longer work and TMSH command syntax is sufficiently different
to bigpipe that they're basically different device types. Would need
fork f5rancid into two different types, provide a configuration option
to specify version, or auto-detect v11 or < v11 and use a different
command set based on that.

Suggestions ?


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On 1 May 2012 15:31, Dale Shaw <dale.shaw+rancid-discuss at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM, Ryan West <rwest at zyedge.com> wrote:
>> The link that was provided earlier by Matthew seems promising.  I was able to run all commands on both v10 and v11 devices. > The patch, however, did not apply properly against a 2.3.8 build and my attempts to manually input the lines worked except for this routine, where it fails at the end:
> [...]
>> Here is the link to the full changes.  If anyone can tell me how to fix the last line, I should be able to quickly test it against v11 and v10 devices that we monitor.
>> http://blog.routedlogic.net/2011/12/08/rancid-monitoring-of-f5s-with-bigip-v11-x/
> Concur; patch as displayed in blog post seems broken. Link to .diff
> 404's. Cc'ing the blog owner.
> Happy to help test this in our small environment (4 x LTMs running
> BIG-IP 10.1.0 3341.0).
> cheers,
> Dale

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