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Module 1: CIS Using NodePort Mode¶
CIS makes L4-L7 services available to users deploying microservices-based applications in a containerized infrastructure. CIS - Kubernetes allows you to expose a Kubernetes Service outside the cluster as a virtual server on a BIG-IP device entirely through the Kubernetes API.
In this module we’ll use NodePort Mode to communicate with CIS.
The official F5 documentation is here: F5 Container Ingress Services - Kubernetes
Before being able to use F5 CIS, you need to confirm the following:
- You must have a fully active/licensed BIG-IP (SDN must be licensed)
- A BIG-IP partition needs to be setup for exclusive use by CIS
- You need a user with administrative access to this partition
- Your kubernetes environment must be up and running
The following labs will walk you through these prerequisites.