The self-service resources that your tenants use can be stored remotely in
a third party cloud, or locally on F5 devices in your network. Before you can give
tenants access to these resources, you must configure a cloud connector. A cloud
connector provide two services. First, you can use it to identify a specific
set of resources, much like a virtual container, and second it provides integration with
third-party cloud services. Associating a cloud connector to a device allows you to
segregate cloud resources across data centers. As the cloud service provider, you can
create groups of network resources based on certain criteria, such as location or levels
of service. You then link a tenant with that cloud connector to deploy tenant-specific
cloud and application services.
Log into the BIG-IQ™ system using your administrator user name and password.
Click BIG-IQ Cloud.
Hover on the Connectors header and click the + icon when
In the Name and Description
fields, type a name and description for this connector.
You can use the name and description to help you organize network resources
into logical groups based on certain criteria, such as the location or
From the Cloud Provider list, select Amazon
From the Devices list, select the device you want to
associate with this connector.
To select additional devices to associate with this connector, click the
+ icon at the right of the list.
In the Region End Point field, type the entry point URL.
For example, ec2.us-east-1.amazonaws.com is the region end
point for the Amazon EC2 US East (Northern Virginia) Region.
In the Key ID and Secret Key
fields, type the credentials of an EC2 user that can access your
For security purposes, it is important to specify a user that has Amazon EC2
Read Only Access.
BIG-IQ Cloud discovers application servers associated with Amazon EC2
and populates them in the Server panel. If it discovers F5 devices, BIG-IQ Cloud
populates them in the Device panel.
Click the Save button at the top of the New Connector
You can now add a cloud tenant using this connector and its associated