Move VIPs, Pools & Nodes from common partition to a different partition
I searched dev central for an option to move the VIPs, pools & nodes from common partition to a different partition and most of the answers were it is available in the versions 11.6 and above. But could not find the procedure to do that. Please let me know what is the procedure to do the same. I am running a version 12.2 in my F5s which are running as a HA pair.
Most of the times these 2 files will work for LTM:
/config/bigip.conf High-level traffic management and system configuration, such as virtual servers, profiles, access policies, iRules, and authentication settings None
/config/bigip_base.conf Base-level network and system configuration, such as VLANs, self IPs, device service clustering (DSC), and provisioning None
for every partition there will be one file for each , so suppose you have 3 partitions then you must have 3 bigip.conf files and 3 bigip_base.conf files, one file for each partiton.
Step 4 ======= Once you got the required files, I gather/copy all the configuration items in one separate notepad files from source partiton to destinaition partiton, usually one set in a partuicular order like virtual servers, pools , profiles etc etc, so that i can identify all the configuration items with dependency on each other are gather all in one place for easy reference and get ready.
Step 5 ==========
Now when i am ready i either change the objects partition name from /Common/Virtual_Server to the destination partiton like /DMZ1/Virtual_Server, for all the objects, if you are running this command from /Common partion in tmsh
load sys config merge from-terminal
Its better if you change the partion to the destination partiton using cd command
Then you dont have to change the object names or else i guess you have to remove /Common from the object names, so check on those simple things
Now once you know which objects to enter first to maintian the order so that not to get an error for dependent objects, you can easily migrate configuration in no time.
I usually migrate any length of configuraiton from few lines like 10-15 lines upto 7000-10000 lines very very easily, just need to plan and organize and check all the items and their dependent config items, if you know all those order and sequence of items, you can easliy pick and chose what configuration items to move from one partitoin to another or from one box to aother or from one hardware to another hardware box .
Please wite back to me if you still need a more details.
You must meet the following prerequisite to use this procedure:
You have Advanced Shell (bash) access to the BIG-IP system. You are proficient with basic Linux commands.