The F5® OpenStack LBaaSv1 plugin allows you to orchestrate BIG-IP® load balancing services – including virtual IPs, pools, device service groups, and health monitoring – in an OpenStack environment.
The F5® LBaaSv1 agent translates ‘OpenStack’ to ‘BIG-IP®’, so to speak, allowing you to provision BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager® (LTM®) services in an OpenStack environment.
The diagram below shows a sample OpenStack environment using the F5® plugin for OpenStack LBaaSv1. The LBaaSv1 agent communicates with a BIG-IP® platform or Virtual Edition via iControl® REST. The load balancing service request is handled by the BIG-IP® according to its configurations; it can then connect, discover, and/or deploy to the cloud-based apps or vms in the OpenStack project network.