Module 2: CIS Using ClusterIP 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 ClusterIP Mode to communicate with CIS.

See also

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.