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F5 Networks BIG-IP APM

 

The F5 Networks BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) DSM for JSA collects access and authentication security events from a BIG-IP APM device by using syslog.

To configure your BIG-IP LTM device to forward syslog events to a remote syslog source, choose your BIG-IP APM software version:

  • Configuring Remote Syslog for F5 BIG-IP APM V11.x to V14.x

  • Configuring a Remote Syslog for F5 BIG-IP APM 10.x

Configuring Remote Syslog for F5 BIG-IP APM 11.x to V14.x

You can configure syslog for F5 BIG-IP APM 11.x to V143.x.

To configure a remote syslog for F5 BIG-IP APM 11.x to V14.x take the following steps:

  1. Log in to the command-line of your F5 BIG-IP device.
  2. Type the following command to add a single remote syslog server:

    tmsh syslog remote server {<Name> {host <IP address>}}

    Where:

    • <Name> is the name of the F5 BIG-IP APM syslog source.

    • <IP address> is the IP address of the JSA console.

    For example,

    bigpipe syslog remote server {BIGIP_APM {host 10.100.100.101}}

  3. Type the following to save the configuration changes:

    tmsh save sys config partitions all

    The configuration is complete. The log source is added to JSA as F5 Networks BIG-IP APM events are automatically discovered. Events that are forwarded to JSA by F5 Networks BIG-IP APM are displayed on the Log Activity tab in JSA.

Configuring a Remote Syslog for F5 BIG-IP APM 10.x

You can configure syslog for F5 BIG-IP APM 10.x

To configure a remote syslog for F5 BIG-IP APM 10.x take the following steps:

  1. Log in to the command-line of your F5 BIG-IP device.
  2. Type the following command to add a single remote syslog server:

    bigpipe syslog remote server {<Name> {host <IP address>}}

    Where:

    • <Name> is the name of the F5 BIG-IP APM syslog source.

    • <IP address> is the IP address of JSA console.

    For example,

    bigpipe syslog remote server {BIGIP_APM {host 10.100.100.101}}

  3. Type the following to save the configuration changes:

    bigpipe save

    The configuration is complete. The log source is added to JSA as F5 Networks BIG-IP APM events are automatically discovered. Events that are forwarded to JSA by F5 Networks BIG-IP APM are displayed on the Log Activity tab.

Syslog Log Source Parameters for F5 Networks BIG-IP APM

If JSA does not automatically detect the log source, add a F5 Networks BIG-IP APM log source on the JSA Console by using the syslog protocol.

When using the syslog protocol, there are specific parameters that you must use.

The following table describes the parameters that require specific values to collect syslog events from F5 Networks BIG-IP APM:

Table 1: Syslog Log Source Parameters for the F5 Networks BIG-IP APM DSM

Parameter

Value

Log Source type

F5 Networks BIG-IP APM

Protocol Configuration

Syslog

Log Source Identifier

Type the IP address or host name for the log source as an identifier for events from your F5 Networks BIG-IP APM devices.

Sample Event Message

Use this sample event message to verify a successful integration with JSA.

Note

Due to formatting issues, paste the message format into a text editor and then remove any carriage returns or line feed characters.

F5 Networks BIG-IP APM sample message when you use the syslog protocol

The following sample event message shows that an ACL is matched. It also shows that the TCP traffic from 192.168.194.160:54636 to 172.16.0.12:4446 is allowed.

<173>Oct 25 11:52:34 f5networks.bigipapm.test notice tmm[20338]: 01580002:5: /path/to_file _123:Common:b77e0b8e: allow ACL: /path/to_other_file_123:2 packet: tcp 192.168.194.160:54636 -> 172.16.0.12:4446