Is there a way to remove an F5 device from BIG-IQ but to keep the F5 AS3 applications?
Hello to All,
Removing the F5 from BIG-IQ usually is not an issue as you first delete the services then the device but if you have deployed AS3 applications through the BIG-IQ ( not the standart Configure/Deploy way) then you get the error ".. Device is in use by application" and you have to delete the application on the BIG-IQ that also deletes this on the BIG-IP and then you can remove the BIG-IP from the BIG-IQ.
Is there a official way to keep the deployed applications and their virtual servers on the BIG-IP and still remove the BIG-IP from the BIG-IQ?
I found that on the F5 device you just go to TMSH and use cd <Tenant-name> then cd <App-name> and you can see the TMSH virtual and pool commands that BIG-IQ has created and then the AS3 converter can do the job!
The strange I found is the BIG-IQ uses the same partition/Tenant to push all created applications. Also if you use AS3 to deploy through BIG-IQ then the applications deployed through the F5 GUI always use the common partition and in a seperate folder (/Common/<App name>) for place of deployment, maybe related to https://my.f5.com/manage/s/article/K25471040 as AS3 can create tenants/partitions even when through BIG-IQ but BIG-IQ by itself can't. Will check this a bit dipper 🙂