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New improvements in F5 – Cisco ACI ServiceCenter App – Thrilling showcase at F5 Agility 2022

This weblog is a joint collaboration between Ravi Balakrishnan (Cisco) and Patrick Campbell (F5)

F5 Agility Occasion

Subsequent week’s F5’s Agility 2022 occasion is entitled “Safe. Simplify. Innovate” which I assumed relates very well to Cisco-F5 joint options. I say this as a result of our joint focus has persistently concerned constructing options for the advantage of our joint customers.  We attempt to maneuver past the boundaries we generally encounter to simplify and innovate round utility deployment.

Newest Launch

On the final day of January, we launched the tenth launch our F5 ACI ServiceCenter App as a part of our partnership that includes F5 and Cisco’s Cloud Networking enterprise unit. We’re pleased with this work and the truth that the F5 App has one of many highest downloads statistics on the Cisco DC App Middle.  Customers will discover that lots of our new F5 ACI ServiceCenter v 2.10 options and enhancements deal with the UI and improve ‘consumer readiness’.


It’s worthwhile to contemplate how we’ve simplified utility deployment although the usage of F5’s FAST templates and Utility Companies Extension 3 (AS3) which by design, are each clear to customers.  FAST stands for F5 Utility Companies Templates and is our subsequent era of configuration declaration know-how.  As a separate FAST Extension, it’s constructed as a further abstraction layer on prime of our AS3. To be extra particular, FAST is now additionally a part of the F5 ACI ServiceCenter App we developed with Cisco for ACI integration, together with AS3.  For individuals who need be taught extra about FAST, I like to recommend this overview with a demo which illustrates the way it works and what’s actually taking place beneath the covers with AS3….  INNOVATE…..

Conceptually, for individuals who usually are not accustomed to AS3, this F5 innovation is a versatile, low-overhead declarative API-based mechanism for managing application-specific configurations on a BIG-IP system.  With AS3, you merely specify the specified end-state configuration, and AS3 configures the system so that you can attain that desired end-state, all through the use of a single REST API name. ….SIMPLIFY….. Technical readers can look deeper at the AS3 documentation right here.

This latest launch of our app additionally provides an elective functionality which permit us to tug superior digital server statistics on VIP Visibility Dashboard. With the Telemetry Streaming plugin put in on the BIG-IP gadget, F5 ACI ServiceCenter App could be configured as a Pull Client to retrieve the system statistics from the BIG-IP, Or with additional customization, the App could be configured to filter simply the precise Pool and Digital Server stats for a scaled setting. These focused real-time statistics pulled from the BIG-IP could be a excellent integration device for engineers when troubleshooting utility visitors drop.  Furthermore, it allows them to troubleshoot from a single pane of glass.

Be a part of us

For these of you who’ve been following our F5-Cisco ACI improvement effort, in addition to those that haven’t been watching that intently, the F5 Agility 2022 occasion subsequent week synthesizes and showcases the newest concepts and improvements round adaptive purposes – making attendance a “should” for each practitioners and members of management.

A fantastic instance of how we plan to showcase our joint F5-Cisco options is the Cisco ACI and F5 BIG-IP Infrastructure as Code with Terraform” session led by Eric Ji, one in every of F5’s skilled Answer Architects.

Cisco – F5 joint resolution improvement continues at a FAST tempo…. (Pun supposed 😉), Keep tuned for extra through our persevering with weblog collection on the Cisco Information Middle weblog platform.


Associated Hyperlinks:

F5 Agility 2022

F5 ACI ServiceCenter App v2.10




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