The F5 and Cisco APIC integration based on the device package and iWorkflow is End Of Life. The latest integration is based on the Cisco AppCenter named ‘F5 ACI ServiceCenter’. Visit https://f5.com/cisco for updated information on the integration.
Hi Cisco ACI followers!!! There is a lot of information about Cisco ACI and APIC, but not so much about service insertion for Layer 4-7 services and how to properly deploy it. If you are already knee deep in a current deployment, planning for a new deployment, or even just looking to understand how it is done, check out our design guide as well as deployment guide for BIG-IP and ACI.
The guide provides step by step instructions on configurations needed for Day 0, Day 1 and Day 2 operations. It talks about how to physically connect the BIG-IP to the ACI fabric, how to import a device package into the APIC, how to enable APIC and BIG-IP to communication and really how to manage the BIG-IP configurations (network and application) via the APIC.
The guide has some great tips on how to troubleshoot the service insertion process and also provides insight on the upgrade path from one device package to another.
Step by step guidance to deploy the following scenarios are covered: