vRO Plugin for F5 BIG-IP

The Blue Medora VMware vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for F5 BIG-IP replicates the entire F5 REST API, providing workflows and actions that enable users to automate and configure their F5 environments from vRealize Orchestrator.

Notable Features

The VMware vRealize Orchestrator plug-in for F5 BIG-IP provides features such as:

  • Nearly 200 out-of-the-box workflows for common F5 administrative tasks, including:
    • Add Device to Device Group
    • Provision Module
    • Create Virtual Server
    • Create / Delete Pool
    • Create / Remove LTM Monitors
    • Create / Delete Partition
    • Create / Delete Server SSL Profile
    • Upload / Install SSL Certificate
  • 900+ scripting objects available for creating your own custom workflows

Release Notes

VersionRelease DateDescription 20, 2017
  • Significantly reduced workflow completion time
  • Added 4 new workflows: Create Firewall Policy, Set Firewall Policy on Virtual Server, Create Wide-IP, and Add GTM iRule (See: Plug-in Workflows (F5 BIG-IP for vRO))
  • Added LDAP support (versions 12.0+ of F5 BIG-IP only)
3.0.2June 19, 2017
  • Addresses an issue in which the vRO app server was prevented from starting
  • Improved client load time 12, 2017

Includes the following new features and improvements:

  • 100+ new workflows
  • Performance improvements for inventory collection
  • More robust configuration for endpoints
  • F5 BIG-IP Cluster support
  • SSL support
  • Test Connection errors to alert users to any configuration issues 26, 2016

Includes the following accumulated fixes:

  • Create Pool Member workflow can now use FQDNs
  • Added new action to the end of all workflows to automatically save changes to the BIG-IP system

Includes the following new features:

  • Added Create Partition, Delete Partition, Save Configuration, and Sync Device Group workflows
  • Simplified the selection of BIG-IP instances when running a workflow 24, 2016Initial General Availability release for vRealize Orchestrator 6/7

Known Issues / Limitations

The following known issues/limitations exist for the currently-released version of the plug-in:

  • When upgrading from version 2.0 to 3.0 of the plug-in, you must run the Update Plugin License from 2.0 workflow and re-run the Attach BIG-IP workflow after installing the new version.

See also:

System Requirements/Prerequisites (F5 BIG-IP for vRO)