Before you can direct traffic to an additional cloud resource, you must
have provided cloud resources to at least one tenant.
Directing application traffic to an additional cloud resource, or cloud
bursting, is an effective way to obtain additional resources that are required only for
a set period of time. For example, if you are hosting an application that has a
significant increase of traffic only during certain seasons, you can rent public cloud
space, and send some of your extra traffic there. When the season is over, you can
discontinue use of the public cloud space and move all of your traffic back to your
local network. This decreases the seasonal load on your local resources, without
requiring you to invest in additional equipment.
Log in to the BIG-IQ system with the administrator user name and
At the top of the screen, click Cloud.
Hover on the Catalog header, and click the + icon when
In the Name field, type a name for this new
Unless you want to restrict this application template to a specific cloud
connector, leave the Cloud Connector setting as
Tenant Selectable so tenants are allowed to select
the appropriate cloud connector when they deploy this application.
From the Application Type list, select an
If the Application Tiers settings are displayed
(expanded), select the options that match the properties for this application;
otherwise, keep the default settings.
Important: If you must specify the options for these settings, select the
Tenant Editable check box for the virtual server and
Finish making modifications by customizing template variables.
To allow a tenant to modify a particular setting, select the Tenant
Editable check box for that setting. For further details about
template variables and settings, refer to the BIG-IP
iApps Developer's Guide.
Click the Save button.
You can now send the cloud IP addresses to the tenant and use this IP
address range in configuring server tiers and pool members, within certain
application services. The tenant can self-deploy the application from the