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f5 (10) Versions 0.2.3

Resources for managing an F5 BigIP load balancer

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cookbook 'f5', '= 0.2.3'
cookbook 'f5', '= 0.2.3', :supermarket
knife cookbook site install f5
knife cookbook site download f5
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f5-cookbook

A LWRP to manage F5 VIPs and Pools. Currently a WIP, but it will create VIPs and pools, and add nodes to pools

Supported Platforms

TBA

Attributes

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

Usage

f5::default

Not needed at the moment

Include f5 in your node's run_list:

{
  "run_list": [
    "recipe[f5::default]"
  ]
}

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: lb1.example.com id: default password: TopSecret username: chef-api

Or, if no data bag is found, attributes are used default[:f5][:credentials][:default] = { host: "lb1.example.com", username: "chef-api", password: "TopSecret" }

LWRP

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
end

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

See the documentation for LocalLB::LBMethod and protocol.

Testing

Run rspec to run the chefspec tests.

License and Authors

Author:: Sean Walberg (sean@ertw.com)

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0.2.2

Bugfix for the last version

0.2.1

Supporting credentials in a databag

0.2.0

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

0.1.0

Initial release of f5

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