About F5 Beacon

F5 Beacon, a SaaS solution, empowers end-to-end visibility across your application portfolio and offers anomaly detection, root cause analysis, and security compliance assurance to drive better-informed decisions and improve customer experience.

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Beacon offers:

  • End-to-end app visibility:

    • Account for all applications irrespective of where they are deployed
    • Review the health status and performance of your applications
  • Single pane of glass, where telemetry data from different sources can be fused together to provide actionable insights:

    • F5 portfolio of products and services, including but not limited to F5 BIG-IP and NGINX

    • Telegraf: a plugin-driven server agent for collecting and reporting metrics from 170+ sources

    • Fluentd: a plugin-driven data collector to gather metrics from log data

    • And many more integrations…

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  • Synthetic testing to track availability and performance characteristics for HTTP and DNS endpoints

  • Integration into common DevOps toolchains (such as Ansible)

  • A declarative API to help further in automation and extensibility of Beacon.

  • Flexible application modeling that aligns with existing environments and standards.

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Subscribe to Beacon

Getting up and running with Beacon is quite easy, you will need a Cloud Services account, and you will need to subscribe to the Beacon Service.

  1. Navigate to https://beacon.f5.com/ and create an F5 Cloud Services Account, if you don’t already have one.
  2. Log into your new account and click Subscribe to get started or start your 45-day free trial.

Need more help on how to sign up and subscribe, refer to the signup documentation.

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Getting Started

Getting started is easy—just follow the Beacon Getting Started Guide. The guide will show you how to

  • Model an application
  • Ingest telemetry
  • Create monitors
  • Create insights
  • Create a dashboard