LTM config replication onto new partition/Route Domain on same device
Our department have recently taken over management of F5 LTMs we manage for our customers. A lot of my learning has been from the DevCentral forums, so thank you to all.
However, I haven’t yet found a solution to my next challenge which is to renumber a customer’s web servers that are load balanced by two BIG-IP 6900 (10.0.0 Build 5514.11) running HA. This also means changing the IP addresses on the LTMs, or rather creating an additional instance on the same box where the customer can move a few servers at a time to reduce downtime, i.e. two systems running in parallel. My last resort would be to create a new partition/RD, new Virtual Servers, pools and everything else. But there are 140 VS/pools and as you can imagine it would be very time consuming and prone to errors with replicating that much config.
What I would ideally like to do is export the current configuration, edit the IP addresses, create a new partition/RD and import the new settings. I have read about Single Configuration Files which are really cool (but seem to be only for whole device configuration) and wondered if I can use something like that. But I don’t know how to import it just for the new Route Domain or even if it’s possible (my Unix and F5 file structure knowledge is little-to-none, but learning!).
DevCentral you’re my last hope! Would appreciate any answers/tips/comments.
Many thanks in advance.