F5 Load Balancers

Add F5 Load Balancer

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To add a F5 Load Balancer Integration:

  1. Navigate to Infrastructure -> Load Balancers

  2. Select + ADD

  3. Select F5 BigIP

  4. Fill in the following:

    GROUP

    Select the Group the Load Balancer will be available for

    CLOUD

    Select the Cloud the Load Balancer will be available for

    NAME

    Name of the Load Balancer in Morpheus

    DESCRIPTION

    Identifying information displayed on the Load Balancer list page.

    VISIBILITY

    Define Multi-Tenant permissions

    API HOST

    IP or resolvable hostname url.

    API PORT

    Typically 8443

    USERNAME

    API user

    PASSWORD

    API user password

    MANAGEMENT URL

    Example: https://10.30.20.31:8443/xui/

    Advanced Options (optional)
    • VIRTUAL NAME

    • POOL NAME

    • SERVER NAME

  5. Save Changes

Virtual Servers

Instances attached to an F5 will be listed in the Virtual servers tab. Virtual servers can also be manually added in this section.

Add Virtual Server

  1. Navigate to Infrastructure -> Load Balancers

  2. Select F5 Integration name to drill into the detail page

  3. Select + ADD in the VIRTUAL SERVERS tab

  4. Fill in the following:

    • NAME

      Name of the Virtual Server in Morpheus

    • DESCRIPTION

      Description of the Virtual Server in Morpheus

    • Enabled

      Uncheck to keep the configuration but disable F5 availability in Morpheus

    • VIP TYPE
      • Standard

      • Forwarding (Layer 2)

      • Forwarding (IP)

      • Performance (HTTP)

      • Performance (Layer 4)

      • Stateless

      • Reject

      • DHCP

      • Internal

      • Message Routing

    • VIP HOSTNAME

      Enter Hostname of the VIP (optional)

    • VIP ADDRESS

      Enter IP address for the VIP

    • VIP PORT

      Enter post used for the VIP

    • SOURCE ADDRESS

      Enter Virtual Server source address

    • PROTOCOL

      tcp, udp, or sctp

    • PROFILES Search for and select from available PROFILES

    • POLICIES

      Search for and select from available POLICIES

    • IRULES

      Search for and select from available RUEL SCRIPTS

    • PERSISTENCE
      • cookie

      • dest-addr

      • global-settings

      • hash

      • msrdp

      • sip

      • source-addr

      • ssl

      • universal

    • DEFAULT POOL

      Select from available POOLS

  5. Select SAVE CHANGES

Policies

Policies will be synced and listed in the Policies tab. These policies will be available options when creating Virtual Servers.

Pools

Create Pool

NAME

Name of the POOL in Morpheus

DESCRIPTION

Description of the POOL in Morpheus

BALANCE MODE
  • Round Robin

  • Least Connections

SERVICE PORT

Specify SERVICE PORT for the POOL

MEMBERS

Search for and select from available NODES

MONITORS

Search for and select from available Monitors

Profiles

SSL Profiles are synced and and will be created when an SSL Certificate is assigned in the Load balancer section when provisioning or editing a Load balancer on an Instance.

Monitors

Create Monitor

NAME

Name of the MONITOR in Morpheus

DESCRIPTION

Description of the MONITOR in Morpheus

PARENT MONITOR

Select from available MONITORS

DESTINATION

Specify Destination, such a *:443. Default is *:*

INTERVAL

Specify Monitor Interval. Default is 5

TIMEOUT

Specify Monitor Timeout. Default is 15

MONITOR CONFIG

Enter monitor config.

Nodes

Create Node

NAME

Name of the NODE in Morpheus

DESCRIPTION

Description of the NODE in Morpheus

ADDRESS

Enter node address

MONITOR

Select from available MONITORS

SERVICE PORT

Specify SERVICE PORT for the NODE

Rule Scripts

Rule Scripts will be synced and listed in the RULE SCRIPTS tab. These rules will be available options when creating Virtual Servers.