F5 Declarative Onboarding Documentation¶
Welcome to the F5 Declarative Onboarding documentation.
F5 Declarative onboarding uses a declarative model to initially configure a BIG-IP device with all of the required settings to get up and running. This includes system settings such as licensing and provisioning, network settings such as VLANs and Self IPs, and clustering settings if you are using more than one BIG-IP system. If you want to use a declarative model to configure applications and services on a BIG-IP device that already has these initial settings, see the Application Services 3 (AS3) documentation.
A declarative model means you provide a JSON declaration rather than a set of imperative commands. The declaration represents the configuration which Declarative Onboarding is responsible for creating on a BIG-IP system. You send a declaration file using a single Rest API call.
This guide contains information on downloading, installing, and using F5 Declarative Onboarding.
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- Prerequisites and Requirements
- Components of Declarative Onboarding
- Using Declarative Onboarding
- Example declarations
- Document Revision History