In our first Tech Tip, we discussed using the Entuity custom report builder in a multi-server environment. This week, we’ll cover reporting on F5 load balancers.
Tech Tip 2
If you use F5 load balancers and would like to create a custom report on them, the Entuity device configuration files can be easily altered to enable the collection of F5 metrics. Here’s how it works:
Upon first installing Entuity using the install utility, all your device configuration files are copied into the Entuity server. The system then provides the option to run the configure utility, which you can do by hitting the ‘run configure’ button. This utility offers a choice of which modules to enable, including load balancer support.
Alternatively, it is possible to run the configure utility at a later date simply via the command line. The configure utility is located in the install subdirectory of the main Entuity directory. You would take the Entuity server down (there’s no need to reinstall), re-run configure and check the box for load balancers to enable support. Once the configure utility is finished, bring the server back up and you’re all set to begin reporting on your load balancers.
To learn more about using Entuity custom reports to report on F5 load balancers, watch this video.
About Entuity Custom Reports
Alongside almost 150 pre-built reports available as standard, Entuity offers a custom report builder for drag-and-drop report building. Custom reporting enables users and Entuity administrators to define and create reports that can be run interactively, on a scheduled basis, or even placed in a dashboard with other screens. For an overview of Entuity custom reports, watch this video.