Release Notes

Release Version


Package Contents

  • Release Readme (this document)
  • build
    • deb_dist : Ubuntu installation files
    • el6 : Red Hat / CentOS 6 installation files
    • el7 : Red Hat / CentOS 7 installation files


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.

Before You Begin

You will need the following to use the F5® OpenStack LBaaSv1 plugin.

  • Licensed BIG-IP® (hardware or virtual edition)
  • OpenStack Liberty Neutron network deployment


In order to use the Neutron command set, you need source a user file that has admin permissions.

$ source keystonerc_admin


Debian / Ubuntu

  1. Install the F5® BIG-IP® common libraries.

    $ dpkg -i build/deb_dist/f5-bigip-common_8.0.2-final_all.deb
  2. Install the plugin driver.

    $ dpkg -i build/deb_dist/f5-lbaas-driver_8.0.2-final_all.deb
  3. Install the plugin agent.

    $ dpkg -i build/deb_dist/f5-bigip-lbaas-agent_8.0.2-final_all.deb

Red Hat / CentOS

  1. Install the F5® BIG-IP® common libraries.

    $ rpm -i build/el7/f5-bigip-common_8.0.2-final.noarch.el7.rpm
  2. Install the plugin driver.

    $ rpm -i build/el7/f5-lbaas-driver-8.0.2-final.noarch.el7.rpm
  3. Install the agent.

    $ rpm -i build/el7/f5-bigip-lbaas-agent-8.0.2-final.noarch.el7.rpm


If you are upgrading from an earlier version, F5® recommends that you uninstall the current version before installing the new version.


Perform the following steps on every server running the F5® agent.

  1. Make a copy of the F5® agent configuration file. An existing configuration file in /etc/neutron will be overwritten during installation.

    $ cp /etc/neutron/f5-oslbaasv1-agent.ini ~/
  2. Stop and remove the old version of the libraries, plugin driver and agent.


    $ sudo service f5-oslbaasv1-agent stop
    $ dpkg -r f5-bigip-common f5-lbaas-driver f5-bigip-lbaas-agent

    Red Hat/CentOS

    $ sudo service f5-oslbaasv1-agent stop
    $ yum remove f5-bigip-common.noarch f5-oslbaasv1-agent.noarch f5-oslbaasv1-driver.noarch
  3. Follow the installation instructions in the previous section.

  4. Restore the F5® agent configuration file.

    Compare the backup file with the new one created during installation to make sure only the necessary settings for your deployment are modified. Then, copy your configuration file back into /etc/neutron/.

    $ cp ~/f5-oslbaasv1-agent.ini /etc/neutron/f5-oslbaasv1-agent.ini