Managing FAST Templates

FAST allows users the flexibility to update F5 supplied templates via the REST API, add new template sets and remove template sets.

Updating F5 Template Sets

From time to time, the F5 supplied base template sets, those shipped with the RPM, will be updated.
In versions prior to v1.9, this was a manual process of clicking the “Update” button in the ACTIONS column.
Beginning with v1.9, template updates will automatically be applied during the FAST RPM update installation.

Template sets can also be updated using the REST API for installing Template Sets.
In the case where a base template set is being updated, the POST can be sent to /mgmt/shared/fast/templatesets without first uploading a template set since the template set is already on the BIG-IP.

Adding New Template Sets

FAST allows for the addition of custom template sets. For authoring these custom template sets, see Creating New Templates.

To install a custom template set from the GUI, navigate to the FAST Templates tab, and click the Add Template Set button.
Navigate to the location of the template set .zip file, and click Open.
The added template set will display in the template set list.

Removing Template Sets

FAST allows for the removing of both user added, and RPM installed, template sets.
From the FAST Templates tab, click the Remove button located above the template set.
A confirmation dialog will display with the options to Cancel or Continue the removal.
Template sets that are in-use by a FAST application cannot be removed.

Reinstalling Base Template Sets

To reinstall a base Template Set, one that shipped with the RPM, use the REST API for installing Template Sets.
For the Template Set name use bigip-fast-templates or examples.