With F5 OpenStack integrations, organizations can use F5 BIG-IP Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) in OpenStack cloud environments. BIG-IP ADC provides consistent availability, performance, and security for all applications, across public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. The F5 Private Cloud Solution Package provides a tested and certified solution for deploying F5 services on Red Hat OpenStack Platform, including the necessary BIG-IP ADCs, consulting, and enterprise support.
The F5 plug-in for LBaaSv2 provisions and manages load balancing services on TMOS-based BIG-IP and VIPRION hardware or virtual edition (VE) devices. Purpose-built F5 multi-tenant ADCs enable you to maintain high availability, operational strategic points of control, and network performance for your cloud applications.
F5 provides single tenant, advanced app delivery and security network functions through BIG-IP VEs next to your cloud applications. Deployment uses the same infrastructure as code orchestration mechanisms—including Heat templates—used to deploy the cloud applications themselves. When combined with the BIG-IP iApps template system, you can create repeatable application delivery configurations and security policies by passing in the required template and instance-specific values. Implement OpenStack Heat based auto-scaling for advanced functions like web- application firewall. Heat templates enable you to make the ADC deployment part of your application lifecycle.
F5 no longer supports the v7.x and v8.x releases of the LBaaSv2 plugin, Heat templates, and Heat plugins.
These releases correspond to the OpenStack Kilo and OpenStack Liberty releases, respectivley.