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Release Notes for the F5 Application Services Proxy


  • Capabilities
    • Uses a schema to validate the configuration.
    • A Kubernetes watch file allows for the dynamic reconfiguration of the virtual servers (not available for marathon).
    • Has the ability to use user-developed Express middleware modules.
    • Proxies and load balances HTTP and TCP apps in the Mesos/Marathon and Kubernetes environments.
    • Dynamically discovers tasks associated with Marathon apps. The Application Services Proxy acts as a reverse proxy for each app task.
    • Provides default middleware agents: Header Manipulation, Load Balancing, Connection Management, Forwarder.
    • Delivers a rich set of L4 and L7 stats in Splunk compatible format.
    • Supports configuring CA certificate for sending stats to HTTPS server.
    • Supports virtual-servers to share a bind-port in shared-listen mode (not available for marathon).
  • Known Limitations
    • All load balancing uses the Round Robin algorithm.
    • In the connection limiting algorithm when the accept token reaches 0, the server will continue to accept connections from the backlog until the event loop ends.