This section has a summary of FAST’s user interface and how to manage applications using loaded templates as well as a short Overview video.
The Templates tab shows a list of installed template sets, the templates in each set, and which applications are deployed using them.
FAST comes pre-installed with base template sets satisfying common use cases, which are identified by the F5 logo. Included are templates to deploy virtual servers for basic HTTP and HTTPS applications, as well as simple TCP and UDP applications.
New Templates and Template Sets¶
A template is a parameterized AS3 declaration while a template set is a grouping of templates.
FAST can be extended beyond the included templates. New templates can be self-authored and installed for any AS3 use case. Template sets are templates packaged into a single .zip file that can be loaded into the system via the REST API. They 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 Template Set or Remove Template Set buttons.
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.
Settings is where optional deployment parameters are set. For example, setting up log forwarding for Telemetry Streaming when deploying FAST Applications. See the Telemetry Streaming documentation for configuring logging.
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 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information.