CloudFormation Templates for quickly deploying BIG-IP services in Amazon Web Services EC2
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F5 AWS CloudFormation templates

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Introduction

Welcome to the GitHub repository for F5's CloudFormation templates for deploying F5 in Amazon Web Services. All of the templates in this repository have been developed by F5 Networks engineers.

For information on getting started using F5's CFT templates on GitHub, see Amazon Web Services: Solutions 101 and the README files in each directory.

Across all branches in this repository, there are two directories: supported and experimental.

  • supported
    The supported directory contains CloudFormation templates that have been created and fully tested by F5 Networks. These templates are fully supported by F5, meaning you can get assistance if necessary from F5 Technical Support via your typical methods.

  • experimental
    The experimental directory also contains CloudFormation templates that have been created by F5 Networks. However, these templates have not completed full testing and are subject to change. F5 Networks does not offer technical support for templates in the experimental directory, so use these templates with caution.

Template information

Descriptions for each template are contained at the top of each template in the Description key. For additional information, including how the templates are generated, and assistance in deploying a template, see the README file on the individual template pages.

Matrix for tagged releases

F5 has created a matrix that contains all of the tagged releases of the F5 Cloud Formation Templates (CFTs) for Amazon AWS, and the corresponding BIG-IP versions, license types, and throughput levels available for a specific tagged release. See https://github.com/F5Networks/f5-aws-cloudformation/blob/master/aws-bigip-version-matrix.md.

List of Supported F5 CloudFormation templates for AWS deployments

The following is a list of the current supported F5 CloudFormation templates. Click the links to view the README files which include the Launch buttons and additional information, or click the Launch Stack buttons to immediately launch the stack. Because individual templates may have specific prerequisites, we strongly recommend you view the README file before attempting to launch a template.

Important: You may have to select the AWS region in which you want to deploy after clicking the Launch Stack button

Standalone BIG-IP VE - Single NIC

  • Existing Stack which includes an external IP address (typical)

    • Hourly, which uses pay-as-you-go hourly billing
    • BYOL (bring your own license), which allows you to use an existing BIG-IP license.
    • BIG-IQ for licensing, which allows you to launch the template using an existing BIG-IQ device with a pool of licenses to license the BIG-IP VE(s).
  • Production stack template, which does not include a public IP address (see README file for details)

    • Hourly, which uses pay-as-you-go hourly billing
    • BYOL (bring your own license), which allows you to use an existing BIG-IP license.
    • BIG-IQ for licensing, which allows you to launch the template using an existing BIG-IQ device with a pool of licenses to license the BIG-IP VE(s).

Standalone BIG-IP VE - 2 NICs

  • Existing Stack which includes an external IP address (typical)

    • Hourly, which uses pay-as-you-go hourly billing
    • BYOL (bring your own license), which allows you to use an existing BIG-IP license.
    • BIG-IQ for licensing, which allows you to launch the template using an existing BIG-IQ device with a pool of licenses to license the BIG-IP VE(s).
  • Production stack template, which does not include a public IP address (see README file for details)

    • Hourly, which uses pay-as-you-go hourly billing
    • BYOL (bring your own license), which allows you to use an existing BIG-IP license.
    • BIG-IQ for licensing, which allows you to launch the template using an existing BIG-IQ device with a pool of licenses to license the BIG-IP VE(s).

Standalone BIG-IP VE - 3 NICs

  • Existing Stack which includes an external IP address (typical)

    • Hourly, which uses pay-as-you-go hourly billing
    • BYOL (bring your own license), which allows you to use an existing BIG-IP license.
    • BIG-IQ for licensing, which allows you to launch the template using an existing BIG-IQ device with a pool of licenses to license the BIG-IP VE(s).
  • Production stack template, which does not include a public IP address (see README file for details)

    • Hourly, which uses pay-as-you-go hourly billing
    • BYOL (bring your own license), which allows you to use an existing BIG-IP license.
    • BIG-IQ for licensing, which allows you to launch the template using an existing BIG-IQ device with a pool of licenses to license the BIG-IP VE(s).

Standalone BIG-IP VE - N NIC (variable number of additional NICs)

  • Existing Stack which includes an external IP address (typical)

    • Hourly, which uses pay-as-you-go hourly billing
    • BYOL (bring your own license), which allows you to use an existing BIG-IP license.
    • BIG-IQ for licensing, which allows you to launch the template using an existing BIG-IQ device with a pool of licenses to license the BIG-IP VE(s).
  • Production stack template, which does not include a public IP address (see README file for details)

    • Hourly, which uses pay-as-you-go hourly billing
    • BYOL (bring your own license), which allows you to use an existing BIG-IP license.
    • BIG-IQ for licensing, which allows you to launch the template using an existing BIG-IQ device with a pool of licenses to license the BIG-IP VE(s).

Clustered BIG-IP VE - 2 NICs

  • Same Availability Zone

    • Existing Stack which includes an external IP address (typical)

      • Hourly, which uses pay-as-you-go hourly billing
      • BYOL (bring your own license), which allows you to use an existing BIG-IP license.
      • BIG-IQ for licensing, which allows you to launch the template using an existing BIG-IQ device with a pool of licenses to license the BIG-IP VE(s).
    • Production stack template, which does not include a public IP address (see README file for details)

      • Hourly, which uses pay-as-you-go hourly billing
      • BYOL (bring your own license), which allows you to use an existing BIG-IP license.
      • BIG-IQ for licensing, which allows you to launch the template using an existing BIG-IQ device with a pool of licenses to license the BIG-IP VE(s).
  • Across Availability Zones

    • Existing Stack which includes an external IP address (typical)
      • Hourly, which uses pay-as-you-go hourly billing
      • BYOL (bring your own license), which allows you to use an existing BIG-IP license.
      • BIG-IQ for licensing, which allows you to launch the template using an existing BIG-IQ device with a pool of licenses to license the BIG-IP VE(s).

Clustered BIG-IP VE - 3 NICs

  • Same Availability Zone

    • Existing Stack which includes an external IP address (typical)

      • Hourly, which uses pay-as-you-go hourly billing
      • BYOL (bring your own license), which allows you to use an existing BIG-IP license.
      • BIG-IQ for licensing, which allows you to launch the template using an existing BIG-IQ device with a pool of licenses to license the BIG-IP VE(s).
    • Production stack template, which does not include a public IP address (see README file for details)

      • Hourly, which uses pay-as-you-go hourly billing
      • BYOL (bring your own license), which allows you to use an existing BIG-IP license.
      • BIG-IQ for licensing, which allows you to launch the template using an existing BIG-IQ device with a pool of licenses to license the BIG-IP VE(s).
  • Across Availability Zones

    • Existing Stack which includes an external IP address (typical)
      • Hourly, which uses pay-as-you-go hourly billing
      • BYOL (bring your own license), which allows you to use an existing BIG-IP license.
      • BIG-IQ for licensing, which allows you to launch the template using an existing BIG-IQ device with a pool of licenses to license the BIG-IP VE(s).

Auto Scale - BIG-IP LTM

  • Frontend via ELB

    • Hourly, which uses pay-as-you-go hourly billing
    • BIG-IQ for licensing, which allows you to launch the template using an existing BIG-IQ device with a pool of licenses to license the BIG-IP VE(s).
  • Frontend via DNS

    • Hourly, which uses pay-as-you-go hourly billing
    • BIG-IQ for licensing, which allows you to launch the template using an existing BIG-IQ device with a pool of licenses to license the BIG-IP VE(s).

Auto Scale - BIG-IP WAF

  • Frontend via ELB

    • Hourly, which uses pay-as-you-go hourly billing
    • BIG-IQ for licensing, which allows you to launch the template using an existing BIG-IQ device with a pool of licenses to license the BIG-IP VE(s).
  • Frontend via DNS

    • Hourly, which uses pay-as-you-go hourly billing
    • BIG-IQ for licensing, which allows you to launch the template using an existing BIG-IQ device with a pool of licenses to license the BIG-IP VE(s).

Copyright

Copyright 2014-2018 F5 Networks Inc.

License

Apache V2.0

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at:

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Contributor License Agreement

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