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.
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: