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Introduction


The CloudCenter platform supports integration to various Load Balancers. This document provides information on integration with F5 by creating an external service in CloudCenter.


F5 BIG-IP provides a wide range of application delivery services, such as server load balancing (SLB), L4-L7 firewall and SSL VPN. With the use of iApps and rich foundation of F5 API, Cisco Cloud Center can deploy F5 virtual servers to provide SLB, FW and SSL VPN services to the applications.

Cisco Cloud Center will maintain the application services catalog, provide consistent and agile L4-L7 services to application deployment in both private and public cloud environments.



Prerequisites


CloudCenter

  • CloudCenter 4.8 and above
  • Knowledge on how to use CloudCenter

F5 BIG-IP

  • Release 12.1.x
  • Download App Services iApps 2.0 from GitHub and import into BIG-IP
  • BIG-IP management interface must be configured and reachable by Cloud Center
  • BIG-IP must be licensed


Service Package Bundle


The Packer Service bundle consists of the following files:


  • service - The main script that has the logic for the integration
  • serviceDictionary.csv - The dictionary CSV file that has the list of all the parameters and their defaults. If you want to get addition input from the user, they need to be added to this file and also in the UI. The format of this file is as follows:
    • DisplayName,paramName,paramType,defaultValue,visible,optional
    • e.g. Root Volume Size,root_volume_size,10,Y,N

      The parameter name is key here and should match the parameter name in the UI

  • bigip_rest.py - script that calls the F5 APIs. This python script is called from the main service script
  • cliqr.template - F5 template file use by bigip_rest.py


Service Description


To add this service login to CloudCenter as an administrator and click on Admin->Services->Add Service. Use the information listed below to create the service.

Service Type: External Service

Name: F5-LB

Service ID: f5lb

Description: F5 Load Balancer

Category: Load Balancer

External Lifecycle Actions:


External Action Bundle: <location of f5lb.zip>


Update:

     Script from Bundle: service update


Start:

     Script from Bundle: service start


Stop:

     Script from Bundle: service stop


Service Parameters

Parameter NamebigIPAddress
Display NameIP Address of BIG-IP
Typestring                              
Default Value
User Options

Parameter NamebigIPuser
Display Name   User Name for BIG IP     
Typestring
Default Valueadmin
User Options

Parameter NamebigIPPassword
Display NamePassword for BIG-IP       
Typepassword
Default Value
User Options

Deployment Parameters

Parameter Namepool__addr
Display Name              Virtual Server Address                   
Typestring
Default Value
User OptionsVisible, Editable

Parameter Namename
Display Name                
Application Services Name                 
Typestring
Default Value
User OptionsVisible, Editable


Parameter Namepool__port
Display NameVIP Pool Port                   
Typestring
Default Value80
User OptionsVisible, Editable


Downloads


Appendix


Importing iApps into BIG-IP


Go to BIG-IP -> iApps -> Template -> Import:

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Click “Choose File”

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After locate and select the iApps, click “Upload”

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Now the iApps is ready to be deployed through Cisco Cloud Center

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