Secrets reference guide

Secrets enable your blueprint to access these values as needed, during orchestration, without exposing the plain text values.

  1. In F5 VNFM, click System Resources -> Secret Store Management.
  2. Click edit_secrets for each secret to edit the values.
  3. Click secretHidden_secrets to view the secret value (if you have the correct permissions).

Important

To avoid deployment issues, verify that you enter these secrets correctly (for example, remove any extra spaces in the keystone secrets).

Secret definitions

The following table provides definitions for managing system secrets:

BIG-IP Blueprint Notes
agent_key_private All The private, PEM-encoded, SSH key for connecting to BIG-IP instances. Browse to the local copy of the private key using the Get secret value from file option.
bigip_admin_password All Set to the desired password for the default BIG-IP admin account. Default value is admin.
bigip_root_password All Set to the desired password for the default BIG-IP root account. Default value is default.
bigip_username All Default value is admin.
bigip_root_user All Root user name of the BIG-IP. You must add this bigip_root_user secret to your manager.
vshpere_agent_key_public All Used for vSphere VIM. The ssh key used to access the vSphere REST API.
BIG-IQ Blueprint Notes
bigiq_password All Set to the password for the BIG-IQ system used for licensing BIG-IP VEs in the deployment. Default value is admin.
bigiq_username All Set to the user name for the BIG-IQ system used for licensing BIG-IP VEs in the deployment. Default value is admin.
bigiq_root_password BIG-IQ Set to the desired password for the default BIG-IQ root account. Default value is default. This secret is used for deploying the F5-VNF-BIG-IQ blueprint that auto-configures the BIG-IQ license manager.
bigiq_root_username BIG-IQ Set to the root user name of the BIG-IQ. You must add this bigiq_root_username secret to your manager. This secret is used for deploying the F5-VNF-BIG-IQ blueprint that auto-configures the BIG-IQ license manager.
VNF Manager Blueprint Notes
manager_rest_host All Set to the internal IP address of hostname of the VNF Manager. Recommended setting, 127.0.0.1.
manager_rest_password All Set to the password for the VNF Manager. Default value is admin.
manager_rest_username All Set to the user name of the VNF Manager. Default value is admin.
manager_rest_tenant All The VNFM tenant/project name. Default value is default_tenant.
Keystone Blueprint Notes
internal_ca_cert All An auto-generated, unique, CA certificate created by F5 VNF Manager, when you first launch your VNFM.
keystone_password All Used for OpenStack VIM. Set to the password for the account with access to the OpenStack tenant where you will deploy blueprint resources. Before changing your VIM password, consult this troubleshooting tip.
keystone_tenant_name All Used for OpenStack VIM. Set to the OpenStack tenant/project name where you will deploy blueprint resources.
keystone_url All

Used for OpenStack VIM. Set to the v2 authentication URL of the OpenStack environment where you will deploy blueprint resources; for example, http://192.168.1.1:5000/v2.0.

Tip

Avoid adding any extra spaces at the beginning and at the end of this value. In OpenStack, find this URL in the Compute -> Access & Security -> IP Access -> Identity row.

keystone_username All Used for OpenStack VIM. Set to the user name of the account with access to the OpenStack tenant where you will deploy blueprint resources.

Important

If you are allowing VNFM to create keystone resources on OpenStack, then you must configure the keystone account with the required OpenStack permissions.

Nagiorest Blueprint Notes
nagiosrest_pass All Set to the desired password for the Nagios monitoring instance. Default value is testpass.
nagiosrest_user All Set to the desired user name for the Nagios monitoring instance. Default value is testuser.
Region Blueprint Notes
Region All Set to the OpenStack region where you will deploy blueprint resources. Default value is nova.
VMware vSphere Blueprint Notes
vsphere_allow_insecure All Set to True to ignore self-signed certificates on the vSphere API. Set to False, if a valid CA-signed certificate is configured for the vSphere API.
vsphere_auto_placement All Enable this setting to specify whether to use vSphere’s auto-placement instead of the VNFM plugin. Set to true if you are using clusters.
vsphere_resource_pool_name All The name of the resource pool in your VMware vCenter Server.
vsphere_username All The username@domain.local used to log into the VMware vShpere Web client.
vsphere_template_library_name All Name of the content library where templates are stored in your VMware vCenter Server.
vsphere_port All Port number you assigned the VMware vCenter Server (default value 443)
vsphere_password All The password used to log into the VMware vShpere API. Before changing your VIM password, consult this troubleshooting tip.
vsphere_datacenter_name All Name of the VMware datacenter.
vsphere_host All The IP address of your VMware vCenter Server.

What’s next?

Define an inputs YAML file.