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f5 (30) Versions 0.2.1

Resources for managing an F5 BigIP load balancer

cookbook 'f5', '= 0.2.1'
cookbook 'f5', '= 0.2.1', :supermarket
knife supermarket install f5
knife supermarket download f5
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A LWRP to manage F5 VIPs and Pools. Currently a WIP, but it will create VIPs and pools, and add nodes to pools

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<table> <tr> <th>Key</th> <th>Type</th> <th>Description</th> <th>Default</th> </tr> </table>



Not needed at the moment

Include f5 in your node's run_list:

  "run_list": [

Or if you are using a wrapper cookbook,

include_recipe "f5::default"

Your node will also need access to the credentials for the load balancer either in the attributes or a data bag:

If you're using a data bag, call it f5 and the default item is called default. $ knife data bag show f5 default Unencrypted data bag detected, ignoring any provided secret options. host: id: default password: TopSecret username: chef-api

Or, if no data bag is found, attributes are used default[:f5][:credentials][:default] = { host: "", username: "chef-api", password: "TopSecret" }


In an application's recipe:

# Creates the pool if missing and adds this node to the pool
# (currently using node.ipaddress and node.fqdn for the node)
f5_pool 'mypool' do
  host 'value'
  port 'value'
  lb_method 'method' # LB_METHOD_ROUND_ROBIN default

# Creates the VIP if missing
f5_vip 'myvip' do
  address 'vipaddress'
  port 'vipport'
  protocol 'protocol' # TCP default
  pool 'mypool'

See the documentation for LocalLB::LBMethod and protocol.


Run rspec to run the chefspec tests.

License and Authors

Author:: Sean Walberg (

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Supporting credentials in a databag


Still rough around the edges and nowhere near feature complete, but this cookbook will create the pool and VIP and add the node as a member


Initial release of f5

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