F5 rSeries API Workflows¶
There are two main points of management within F5 rSeries appliances: the F5OS-A platform layer and the individual tenants. Both support their own CLI, webUI, and API access.
At the F5OS-A platform layer level, initial configuration consists of defining static management IP addresses, routing, and other system parameters like DNS and NTP. Licensing is also configured at the F5OS-A platform layer level and is similar to iSeries in that it is applied at the appliance level and inherited by all tenants.
For more information about configuring your system, see F5 rSeries Systems: Getting Started and F5 rSeries Systems: Administration and Configuration at Documentation - F5OS-A and F5 rSeries.
You can use a RESTful API client like Postman to configure the F5 rSeries platform.
F5 rSeries platform Postman Collection.
These workflows assume that the initial out-of-band management configuration has been completed.
Initial Setup of F5 rSeries F5OS Platform Layer¶
Configure System Settings via API
Configuring PortGroups via API
Configuring Interfaces via API
Uploading a Tenant Image via API
Validating Tenant Status via API
F5OS-A Software Upgrades¶
Uploading F5OS-A Images via API
Configuration Backup and Restore¶
Changing the Default Password and Importing F5OS Backups via API
Health & Alert Status¶
Checking Active Alerts via API
Checking System Health via API
Hardware and System Component Monitoring via API
Appliance Component Status via API
Trusted Protection Module Status via API
Software Health and Status via API
F5 Service Instances Status via API