F5® Application Connector is a lightweight cloud instance for securely connecting public clouds to your application service infrastructure within cloud interconnects (colocation) or data centers, enabling the use of public cloud resources as part of your compute infrastructure. Additionally, Application Connector performs workload discovery within the public cloud, which drives the Application Connector Service Center on the BIG-IP® system to enable application services insertion.
Application Connector secures your cloud nodes by using a private IP address space in the cloud and providing a secure tunnel using WebSockets from cloud nodes to your on-premise BIG-IP system. The BIG-IP system treats your cloud nodes as local nodes to be used as pool members.
Overview of the Service Center and the Proxy
You must meet these hardware and software requirements to use Application Connector Service Center.
|Software version||BIG-IP® version 13.0.0 or later|
|F5® hardware models||BIG-IP VE, BIG-IP i2000/i4000/i5000/i7000/i10000 Series|
|F5 hardware memory (minimum)||8 GB|
from one of these options:
Note: Application Connector is not supported in vCMP® guests.
You must meet these cloud service and software requirements to use Application Connector Proxy.
|Cloud service||Amazon Web Services (AWS) (minimum instance type: t2.micro)|
|Cloud operating system||Linux|