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f5 (30) Versions 0.2.8

Resources for managing an F5 BigIP load balancer

cookbook 'f5', '= 0.2.8', :supermarket
cookbook 'f5', '= 0.2.8'
knife supermarket install f5
knife supermarket download f5
Quality 33%


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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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.
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 (

Dependent cookbooks

build-essential >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.


Bugfix for the last version


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

Collaborator Number Metric

0.2.8 failed this metric

Failure: Cookbook has 0 collaborators. A cookbook must have at least 2 collaborators to pass this metric.

Foodcritic Metric

0.2.8 failed this metric

FC039: Node method cannot be accessed with key: /tmp/390c55143f7a603f01dd63c5/f5/libraries/credentials.rb:10
Run with Foodcritic Version 8.1.0 with tags metadata,correctness ~FC031 ~FC045 and failure tags any

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