Sign up for Cloud Services

In order to use Cloud Services, you must first create an Account. You can create an account directly with F5 through the Cloud Services portal using the steps shown below. If you use Amazon Web Services, you can create your account through AWS Marketplace as shown here.

Note

If you have been invited to join F5 Cloud Services, you still need to create an account and subscribe to a service.


Create a Cloud Services account

  1. Go to the F5 Cloud Services portal.

  2. Create a new account.

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    You will need the following information:

    • First and last name
    • Address
    • Email address
    • Company or organization name
    • You will also specify a password for your account
  3. Review and agree to the Terms of Services.

  4. Press the Create Account button.

    The F5 Cloud Services dashboard appears.

Once your account is created, you will need to Subscribe to a Service.


Sign up through the AWS Marketplace

If you use Amazon Web Services, you can create your account through AWS Marketplace using the steps below. If you don’t use AWS Marketplace, you can create an account directly with F5 through the Cloud Services portal as shown here.

  1. Log in to the AWS Marketplace and either Search for all F5 Cloud Services or choose a sevice below from AWS:

  2. Click Continue to Subscribe.

  3. Click Subscribe.

  4. On the login page, click Sign Up.

    The Sign up for F5 Cloud Services page appears.

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  5. Read and agree to the Subscription Terms.

  6. Complete the sign-up form, then click Create Account.

    The F5 Cloud Services dashboard appears.

Once your account is created, you will need to Subscribe to a Service.


Subscribe to a service

Cloud Services offers a set of services that perform different functions. To see the available services, use the Your F5 Cloud tab in the Cloud Services navigation menu.

This screen provides an overview of your account. It also shows you all available services and indicates which services you have already subscribed to. Follow the following steps to subscribe to a service.

Note

If you have been invited to join F5 Cloud Services, you still need to create an account and subscribe to a service.

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  1. Click the Subscribe option for the desired service.
  2. Choose a method of payment:
    • Credit card - You can pay all charges directly with a credit card with this option. Choosing this option will set your payment method to your default credit card. If you don’t have any credit cards in the system, you will be prompted for your credit card information, and this new card will become your default card.
    • Subscribe through AWS Marketplace - This option will take you to AWS Marketplace where you can initiate the subscription.

Once you have successfully subscribed to a service, you will see a confirmation pop-up.

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When you have one or more subscribed services, the YOUR SERVICES section will show the status of each of your services. Also, the service card for each subscribed service will now show an Unsubscribe option.


Payment information and cards

F5 Cloud Services offers consumption-based pricing allowing you to only pay for what you use. In order to use a Cloud Service, you will need to add a payment card or some other payment method (like billing through AWS Marketplace) to cover service usage. Your payment method will only be charged when services are rendered based on the current pricing schedule. Pricing is listed under each service in the Cloud Services documentation. For an example, you can go to the DNS Cloud services pricing document.

To see your charges and methods of payment, go to the Accounts tab and click on the Payments tab. The left side shows credit cards on file, and the right side shows payment methods through third party cloud platforms.

To add a card, click the Add button, as shown below.

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When you add a payment card, that card will become the default payment card, and all your subscribed services will be charged to that card. If you have multiple cards entered, you can change the default credit card by clicking the kebob menu () to the right of the card you want to make the default, and selecting Make Default.

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Unsubscribe from a service

The Your F5 Cloud tab in the Cloud Services navigation menu shows all the services available, and your subscribed services are those with a blue left border and show an Unsubscribe option.

To unsubscribe from a service, click the Unsubscribe option on the service card. If your service was created through AWS Marketplace, you will be redirected to AWS Marketplace to unsubscribe. Otherwise, you will be shown a confirmation pop-up with allowing you to unsubscribe.

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Warning

The setup for some services require changes that must be undone before suspending, retiring, or unsubscribing from a service. Be sure to read the confirmation pop-up and review the service documentation to understand any requirements prior to stopping a service.