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Device Driver Settings / iControl Driver Settings

Overview

The Device Driver Settings in the Agent Configuration File provide the means of communication between the F5® agent and BIG-IP® device(s). Do not change this setting.

The iControl® Driver Settings identify the BIG-IP device(s) that you want the F5 agent to manage and record the login information the agent will use to communicate with the BIG-IP(s).

Use Case

If you want to use the F5 agent to manage BIG-IP from within your OpenStack cloud, you must provide the correct information in this section of the agent config file. The F5 agent can manage a standalone device or a device service cluster.

Prerequisites

Caveats

  • vCMP® is unsupported in this release (v 9.3.1).

Configuration

  1. Edit the Agent Configuration File:
$ sudo vi /etc/neutron/services/f5/f5-openstack-agent.ini
  1. Enter the iControl endpoint(s), username, and password for your BIG-IP(s).

    • icontrol_hostname: The IP address(es) of the BIG-IP(s) the agent will manage. If you’re using multiple devices, provide a comma-separated list containing the management IP address of each device.
    • icontrol_vcmp_hostname: Unsupported in this release.
    • icontrol_username: The username of the adminstrative user; must have access to all BIG-IP devices.
    • icontrol_password: The password of the adminstrative user; must have access to all BIG-IP devices.

Example

###############################################################################
#  Device Driver - iControl® Driver Setting
###############################################################################
#
# This setting can be either a single IP address or a
# comma separated list containing all devices in a device
# service group.
#
# If a single IP address is used and the HA model
# is not standalone, all devices in the sync failover
# device group for the hostname specified must have
# their management IP address reachable to the agent.
# In order to access devices' iControl® interfaces via
# self IPs, you should specify them as a comma
# separated list below.
#
icontrol_hostname = 10.190.7.232 \\ replace with the IP address(es) of your BIG-IP(s)
#
# If you are using vCMP® with VLANs, you will need to configure
# your vCMP host addresses, in addition to the guests addresses.
# vCMP Host access is necessary for provisioning VLANs to a guest.
# Use icontrol_hostname for vCMP guests and icontrol_vcmp_hostname
# for vCMP hosts. The agent will automatically determine
# which host corresponds to each guest.
#
# icontrol_vcmp_hostname = 192.168.1.245
#
# icontrol_username must be a valid Administrator username
# on all devices in a device sync failover group.
#
icontrol_username = admin
#
# icontrol_password must be a valid Administrator password
# on all devices in a device sync failover group.
#
icontrol_password = admin
#