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F5 BIG-IP VE: Active-Standby Pair

Overview

The active-standby cluster template configures two (2) BIG-IP devices as an “active-standby” sync-failover device group.

Prerequisites

  • F5 Plugins for OpenStack Heat installed on the Neutron controller.
  • Three (3) VLANs configured in Neutron – ‘mgmt’, ‘control’, and ‘data’ – to use for system management, high availability, and data traffic, respectively.
  • Two (2) licensed, operational BIG-IP devices (hardware or Virtual Edition), connected to the ‘control’ VLAN.
  • Login credentials for user with permission to configure the BIG-IP devices.
  • Basic understanding of BIG-IP device service clustering.

Caveats

None.

Configuration Parameters

Parameter Type Description Default
Stack Name string Name for the stack N/A
Creation Timeout integer Length of time after which stack creation will time out (minutes) N/A
Password for user “<username>” string The password for your OpenStack user account N/A
Cluster Name string Assign a name to the new cluster N/A
FIP for first device string Floating IP address of the first BIG-IP device N/A
FIP for second device string Floating IP address of the second BIG-IP device N/A
Username for first device string Username for the first BIG-IP device N/A
Password for first device string Password for the first BIG-IP device N/A
Username for second device string Username for the second BIG-IP device N/A
Password for second device string Password for the second BIG-IP device N/A

Deployment

See the F5 HOT deployment instructions.

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