F5 OpenStack Heat Integration¶
Active development of Heat Orchestration templates for BIG-IP version 13 and later has moved to the f5-openstack-hot repo in GitHub.
The F5 OpenStack Heat Integration’s documentation set assumes that you:
- already have an operational OpenStack Deployment with OpenStack Neutron and OpenStack Heat installed; 
- are familiar with OpenStack Horizon and the OpenStack CLI ; and
- are familiar with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) concepts and the BIG-IP configuration utility (aka, the BIG-IP admin web interface).
- have a BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) qcow.zip image file (any size) licensed appropriately for your needs. 
You can use the F5-Supported Heat templates to provision resources and BIG-IP services in an OpenStack cloud. F5’s Heat templates follow the OpenStack Heat Orchestration Template (HOT) specification. You can use the templates in conjunction with F5 iApps to deploy BIG-IP VE instances and Local Traffic Manager services.
The F5 Heat template library contains supported and unsupported templates. The unsupported templates provided in the f5-openstack-heat GitHub repo are ‘use-at-your-own-risk’.
Templates in the unsupported directory are not supported by F5, regardless of your account’s support agreement status.
Browse the F5-Supported Heat templates
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