This section has a summary of FAST’s user interface and how to manage applications using loaded templates.
The Templates tab shows a list of installed template packages, the templates in each, and which applications are deployed using them.
FAST comes pre-installed with base template sets satisfying common use cases. Included are templates to deploy virtual servers for basic HTTP and HTTPS applications, as well as simple TCP and UDP applications.
FAST can be extended beyond the included templates, new custom templates can be installed for any AS3 use case. Template sets are packaged into a single file that can be loaded into the system via the REST API.
Template sets may be provided by F5, sourced from the community, or custom written. Template sets can be added or removed via the user interface by clicking either the Add Set or Remove buttons.
For information on authoring template sets and understanding the template set format, see Creating New Templates.
For information on updating, adding and removing template sets, see Managing FAST Templates.
The deploy log is a summary of AS3’s async task results, newer jobs are nearer to the top. The output includes the Task ID, the Tenant (BIG-IP partition), and the result.
The API tab contains documentation for the F5 Application Services API and SDK. Use the index in the left pane to find specific information.
If you manually modify a FAST tenant outside of FAST via TMSH, GUI, REST API for example, FAST will overwrite those changes the next time the FAST template modifies the tenant. See FAST Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information.