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F5 LBaaSv2 Quick Reference

This reference sheet provides the basic information you need to get the F5 Integration for OpenStack Neutron LBaaS up and running using the latest release: v 10.2.0.


  1. Download and install the F5 service provider package; the F5 Agent; and the F5 Driver for OpenStack LBaaSv2.

    • Debian

      curl -O -L
      tar xvf f5.tgz -C /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/neutron_lbaas/drivers/
      curl -L -O
      curl -L -O
      curl -L -O
      curl –L –O
      dpkg –i python-f5-icontrol-rest_1.3.0-1_1404_all.deb
      dpkg –i python-f5-sdk_2.3.3-1_1404_all.deb
      dpkg –i python-f5-openstack-agent_10.2.0-1_1404_all.deb
      dpkg –i python-f5-openstack-lbaasv2-driver_10.2.0-1_1404_all.deb
    • RPM

      curl -O -L
      tar xvf f5.tgz -C /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/neutron_lbaas/drivers/
      curl -L -O
      curl -L -O
      curl -L -O
      curl –L –O
      sudo rpm -ivh f5-icontrol-rest-1.3.0-1.el7.noarch.rpm f5-sdk-2.3.3-1.el7.noarch.rpm f5-openstack-agent-10.2.0-1.el7.noarch.rpm f5-openstack-lbaasv2-driver-10.2.0-1.el7.noarch.rpm
    • Pip

      Download the F5 driver package (f5.tgz) and install it in the correct path for your OS (see above examples). Then, run the commands shown below to install the F5 Agent and F5 driver packages.

      pip install git+
      pip install git+
  2. Set up Neutron to use the F5 service provider driver.


    The Neutron configuration steps may differ from the instructions provided, depending on your OpenStack platform. Please see our partners’ documentation for more information.

  3. Set up the F5 Agent.

    Sample configuration files for download:

  4. Start the F5 Agent.


    systemctl enable f5-openstack-agent
    systemctl start f5-openstack-agent
    sudo systemctl stop f5-openstack-agent.service


    service f5-oslbaasv2-agent start
    service f5-oslbaasv2-agent stop

What’s Next


[1](1, 2) You need a license that includes SDN services if you plan to use VXLAN/GRE tunnels in your deployment.