Use L4-L7 App Services

For information on how to define a declaration, see https://clouddocs.f5.com/products/extensions/f5-appsvcs-extension/latest/userguide/.

Note

When you click the L4-L7 App Service tab, two subtabs are displayed (BIG-IP and Application). The Application tab is selected by default. It has a box that displays the current AS3 declaration on this BIG-IP device.

Dry-Run declaration (BIG-IP subtab)

  1. The text box should include a valid AS3 declaration.

    Note

    You can upload a .txt or .json file instead of pasting a declaration in the text box.

  2. Click Dry Run.

BIG-IP validates the JSON declaration and if it’s valid, a success message appears. If it’s not valid, the F5 ACI ServiceCenter displays an error message and you can fix errors and re-validate.

Submit an AS3 declaration (BIG-IP subtab)

  1. The text box should include a valid AS3 declaration.
  2. You can upload a .txt or .json file instead of pasting a declaration in the text box.
  3. Click Submit.

If successful, BIG-IP includes all the partitions, applications, pools, and nodes as specified in the AS3 declaration.

View the current AS3 declaration

  1. in the top right of the L4-L7 Configuration tab, click the Details icon.
  2. A window with the current AS3 declaration is displayed.
  3. To copy the declaration to the text box under the BIG-IP subtab, click Copy-to-Text Box.

The window also has a Delete button, so you can delete the entire AS3 declaration from the BIG-IP device.

Create a partition (Application subtab)

  1. From the Partition list, click Create New Partition. The Application list is disabled.
  2. Application stub code is displayed in the text box.
  3. Two new fields, Partition Name and Application Name, are displayed. Enter valid input for both. The new partition can’t be created without providing an application name.
  4. Click Submit.

A new partition is created on the BIG-IP device.

New partitions and applications are listed in the Partition and Application lists.

Delete a partition (Application subtab)

  1. From the Partition list, click the partition you want to delete.
  2. Click the Delete next to the menu.
  3. When prompted, confirm that you want to delete the partition.

The partition from this BIG-IP device is no longer listed in the Partition list.

Create an application (Application subtab)

  1. From the Partition list, click the partition you want to create the new app in.

  2. From the Application list, click Create New Application.

    Note

    Application stub code is displayed in the text box.

  3. In the Application Name field, enter a valid application name.

  4. Click Submit.

The new application is created on this BIG-IP device in the specified partition, and the app is listed in the Application list.

Update an application (Application subtab)

  1. From the Partition list, click the partition to which the application belongs.

  2. From the Application list, click the application you want to update.

    Note

    Application contents is retrieved through AS3 APIs from the BIG-IP device and displayed in the text box.

  3. Update the application JSON.

  4. Click Submit.

The application is updated on the BIG-IP device.

Delete an application (Application subtab)

  1. From the Partition list, click the partition you want to delete an app from.
  2. From the Application list, click the application you want to delete.
  3. Click the Delete Icon next to the Application list.
  4. When prompted, click Confirm.

The application is deleted from the BIG-IP device and won’t be listed in the Application list.

When you delete the last application, the corresponding partition is automatically deleted.

Refresh L4-L7 Configuration tab

  • In the top right of L4-L7 Configuration tab, click Refresh.

The content on the tab is refreshed.