KBI 311928 New Feature: Configuration Backup for F5 Appliance


Argent Advanced Technology 5.1A-2107-A and later


Monday, 3 May 2021


F5 appliance runs on Linux kernel and creates encrypted configuration backup.

To back up the configuration file, F5 appliance can run crontab job to generate configuration backup as an encrypted binary file in some internal folder.

Argent for SNMP has been enhanced to allow downloading the binary file through SCP.

Configuration File Path – the full path of configuration file at F5 appliance.

Copy to Folder – the destination folder that configuration backup files are kept.

Append Date/Time Suffix – If it is true, suffix of format ‘_YYmmdd_HHMMSS’ is appended to backup file name. Note: File extension is kept.

Detect Configuration Changes – If encrypted file is changed each time it is created, for example, it contains current date/time somehow, set this property to false as there is no way to really tell something is changed.

Argent AT has built-in SCP library, which is used when method ‘SCP’ is used.

It is also possible to use ‘PSCP.exe’ which is generally installed side by side with PLINK.exe to do the work.

Technical Background



Upgrade to Argent AT 5.1A-2107-A or later.