iControl LX Extension Overview¶
Each extension provides one uri that represents the endpoint of a REST resource. You have the option to specify that the state of this REST resource persist through backup, restore and upgrade operations. Every time restnoded is restarted, it will scan, recursively, each registered directory for node.js REST extensions. Your extension’s files must exist in a registered directory that is scanned by restnoded. For more information on creating an iControl LX extension, see Creating an iControl Extension.
iApps LX built on iControl LX¶
As iApps LX is built on the iControl LX framework, it relies on creating extensions using nodejs to extend REST APIs.
In version 14.0, the supported hosting platform for both iApps LX and iControl LX extensions is the BIG-IP platform, with the ability to send API requests to external devices.
For more information, about iApps LX, see What is iApps LX?.