Prerequisites and Requirements

The following are prerequisites for using AS3:

  • You must be using BIG-IP version 12.1.x (if using AS3 v3.1.0 or later) or v13.0 or later to use AS3.
  • To use AS3, your BIG-IP user account must have the Administrator role.
  • You should be familiar with the F5 BIG-IP and F5 terminology. For general information and documentation on the BIG-IP system, see the F5 Knowledge Center.
  • You must manually install AS3 before the AS3 RESTful API is available.
  • Disable the Expect: 100 Continue feature commonly used with SOAP + XML APIs. When using cURL, add the option -H ‘Expect:’ to your cURL command line (no space after the colon at the end of ‘Expect:’). For specific information, refer to the instructions from your client libraries.