Managing FAST Templates

FAST allows users the flexibility to update F5 supplied templates, add new template sets and remove user added sets.

Updating F5 Template Sets

From time to time, the F5 supplied base template sets (those shipped with the RPM) will be updated. When this occurs, the in-use versions of these templates will not automatically update. This allows users to update FAST will still being able to update templates separately.

The Templates tab of the GUI will indicate if updates to base template sets are available. If updates are available, an “Update” button will also be present in the ACTIONS column.

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 Templates tab, and click the Add Template Set button. Navigate to the location of the template set .zip file, and click Open. The added templates 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 Templates tab, under the ACTIONS column, click the trash can icon to remove the Template Set. 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.