You must install the F5 LBaaS plug-in before you can configure it.
You configure the F5 Load Balancing as a service (LBaaS) plug-in so that you can
then provision OpenStack LBaaS resources (such as virtual IP addresses, pools, pool
members, or health monitors).
On your OpenStack control host, configure the OpenStack Neutron service to use
the F5 LBaaS plug-in.
Use a text editor to open the OpenStack Neutron service configuration
On the OpenStack network host, the configuration file is located at /etc/neutron/.
Locate the section where you can configure OpenStack Neutron extension
services. You can find this section by searching for
Add an entry for the F5 LBaaS plug-in similar to the following:
If you want the F5 LBaaS plug-in to provide service for OpenStack
LBaaS by default, add :default to the end of the
On your OpenStack network host, use a text editor to revise the plug-in agent
configuration file f5-device-lbaas-agent.ini.
On the OpenStack network host, the configuration file is located at
Set the value of the
field to False.
Revise each of the remaining settings located in the BIG-IQ Device
Settings (Supported Settings) section of the configuration file.
If you have questions about a particular entry, refer to the inline
comments for details.
When you complete all of the revisions, save and close the
On the OpenStack control host, edit the OpenStack Horizon service configuration
file to configure the OpenStack Horizon service to display the LBaaS service in
the OpenStack user interface.
Tip: The configuration file is located at
In the configuration file, locate the OpenStack Neutron GUI settings,
by searching for OPENSTACK_NEUTRON_NETWORK.
Set the value of the enable_lb key to
When you complete this revision, save and close the configuration
On the OpenStack compute host, edit the OpenStack Nova policy file to allow for
statistics to be collected for OpenStack users.
Tip: The OpenStack Nova policy file is named
policy.json. This file is located at
In the policy file, locate the statistics collection section, by searching
Set the value of the
compute_extension:server_diagnostics key to
When you complete this revision, save and close the policy file.
To reload the configuration changes just completed, restart the following
f5-bigip-lbaas-agent, and httpd.
Once the plug-in is successfully configured, you need to configure the BIG-IP