Today A&O PM and PD team announced the availability of Certified F5 BIG-IP Controller Operator (using Helm Charts) on OpenShift 4.x platforms. In this document we discuss about Install, Configure and Deploy CIS using RedHat Certified F5 BIG-IP Controller Operator on OpenShift 4.x Platforms.
What is an Operator? - A method of packaging, deploying and managing a Kubernetes application. A Kubernetes application is an application that is both deployed on Kubernetes and managed using the Kubernetes APIs and kubectl/oc tooling. You can think of Operators as the runtime that manages this type of application on Kubernetes.
Conceptually, an Operator takes human operational knowledge and encodes it into software that is more easily packaged and shared with consumers.
F5 BIG-IP Controller Operator is a Service Operator which installs F5 BIG-IP Controller (Container Ingress Services) on OpenShift platforms 4.x.
BIG-IP (F5 CIS supported versions)
In this document we will use Code Ready Containers to install, Configure and deploy CIS using F5 BIG-IP Controller Operator. CRC 1.7.0 installs OCP 4.3.1 on you laptop. Get your suitable image from CRC Repo and follow the instructions to install CRC and bringup your single node OCP 4.3.1 cluster.
Install, Configure and Deploy CIS using Operator
Accessing OCP 4.3.1 web console
From CLI, login as admin using CRC given credentials.