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Remote Syslog Server Setup

EricTTEC
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Nimbostratus

I have two F5 in HA configuration. When I add a remote server, and include a local ip, it gets added to the F5 showing the local ip. However, if I login to the sister F5, I see the entry for the remote server, but do not see the local ip that I specified. I need help understanding the correct way to setup the remote server in a HA setup.

2 REPLIES 2

First, configuring local IP is optional.

second, Are you using self IP of BigIP as Self IP or floating IP ?

NOTE - For BIG-IP systems in a high availability , the non-floating self IP address is recommended if using a Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) based IP address.

 

 

EricTTEC
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

In my case I need to pass the management ip of the F5 to the syslog server. As an example of what is happening:

 

If I make this entry on F5-1:

 

Remote IP: 206.1.1.1

Remote Port: 514

Local IP: 172.1.1.1

 

This is what I end up with in the Remote Server List:

 

F5-1:

206.1.1.1 514 172.1.1.1

 

F5-2:

206.1.1.1 514

 

If I then go to F5-2 and make this entry:

 

Remote IP: 206.1.1.1

Remote Port: 514

Local IP: 172.2.2.2

 

This is what I end up with in the Remote Server List:

 

F5-1:

206.1.1.1 514 172.1.1.1

206.1.1.1 514

 

F5-2:

206.1.1.1 514

206.1.1.1 514 172.2.2.2

 

The end result is that I get duplicate events sent from each F5, one with a source IP of one of the F5 interfaces, and one with the specified Local IP.