Module 2: CIS Using ClusterIP Mode¶
The F5 Integration for Kubernetes overview describes how the BIG-IP Controller works with Kubernetes. Because OpenShift has a native Kubernetes integration, the BIG-IP Controller works essentially the same in both environments. It does have a few OpenShift-specific prerequisites.
In this module we’ll use ClusterIP Mode to communicate with CIS.
The official F5 documentation is here: F5 Container Connector - OpenShift
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 openshift environment must be up and running
The following labs will walk you through these prerequisites.