Before you can deploy and use an application, your cloud service provider must add
you as a user and a tenant, and associate you with at least one cloud
When a cloud administrator adds you as a cloud tenant user, they contact you with
the details about the resources to which you have access. These resources are provided
to you in the form of an application template. As a cloud tenant user, you can customize
these application templates and deploy them.
Log in to the BIG-IQ Cloud with your tenant user name and password.
Hover over the Applications header, and click the + icon
when it appears.
In the Name field, type a name for this new
From the Application Type list, select an
From the Cloud Connector list, select the cloud
connector associated with where you want to deploy your application.
A cloud connector is a resource that identifies the local or
virtual environment in which a tenant deploys applications and, when necessary,
adds parameters required by third-party cloud providers.
To configure BIG-IQ Cloud to automatically provision additional resources when
traffic to your application increases, select Enable from
the Server Elasticity list and specify the settings for
the server elasticity options that display.
This option is available only for the EC2 connector. For automatic server
provisioning to work, your cloud service provider must have enabled the
Server Elasticity setting for this EC2
From the Node Image list, select the image from
which to create new application servers when capacity is met and
additional servers are required.
In the Min. # of Servers field, type the minimum
number of application servers you want running at any given time.
In the Max. # of Servers field, type the maximum
number of application servers you want running when additional servers
From the Monitor By list, select the category
associated with the statistic on which you want to base the threshold
For the When setting, select a specific
statistic, the associated relational operator, and a type a number in
the field for the threshold.
Base the threshold on the maximum amount of traffic a server can
reasonably process for this application to ensure that BIG-IQ Cloud adds
additional resources at the right time.
In the Add Servers field, type the number of
application servers you want BIG-IQ Cloud to add when this threshold is
To define a new SSL certificate and private key for this application, for the
SSL Certificate Options, paste the PEM (CRT or CER)
text representation of the certificate and private key.
The SSL certificate and private key must be unbundled Base64 encoded ASCII
text with PEM header and footer.
This option is not available for all applications.
Alternatively, select the Use Existing option to use a
SSL certificate and private key already stored on the device.
You can further customize this application by specifying an IP address for the
virtual server and adding pool hosts.
If your cloud service provider assigned IP addresses for the Servers, Pool Hosts, and Pool
Members for this application, the addresses display. If these addresses were
specified as not editable, you cannot change them.
When you are finished, click the Deploy button located
at the top of the New Application panel.
You can now use this new application, and any application server associated with
this new application displays in the Server panel.