Manual Chapter : Upload a BIG-IQ image to your OpenStack environment

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

  • 8.0.0
Manual Chapter

Upload a BIG-IQ image to your OpenStack environment

Before you can deploy a BIG-IP VE in the OpenStack environment, you need access to OpenStack environment you plan to deploy it in.
To install the BIG-IQ VE in OpenStack, the software image must be in the Openstack environment.
  1. In a browser, open the F5 Downloads page (
    https://downloads.f5.com
    ) and log in.
  2. On the Downloads Overview page, click
    Find a Download
    .
  3. Under Product Line, click
    Centralized Management
    .
  4. Click the link for the BIG-IQ version that you are installing.
  5. If the End User Software License is displayed, read it and then click
    I Accept
    .
  6. Determine which BIG-IQ Virtual Edition file package to download.
    • If you are deploying a BIG-IQ Centralized Management device, download the file name that ends in
      .qcow2.zip
      . This package creates a 95GB disk footprint at installation.
    • If you are deploying a Data Collection Device, download the file name that ends in
      LARGE.qcow2.zip
      . This package creates a 500GB disk footprint at installation.
  7. Extract the
    qcow2
    file from the Zip archive and save it temporarily to your workstation’s local storage.
  8. Log in to your OpenStack environment dashboard.
  9. Navigate to
    Project
    Compute
    Images
    to display the Images page, and then click
    Create Image
    .
  10. On the Create Image dialog box, type a name and an optional description for the VE in the
    Image Name
    and
    Image Description
    fields.
  11. Click
    Browse
    , and then navigate to the location to which you extracted the
    qcow2
    image and select it.
    To comply with your policies or business requirements, you can specify values for other fields on this page and on the next two pages, but these additional values are optional.
  12. Click
    Create Image
    to start the image upload to the OpenStack environment.
    Although an animation should display to indicate the progress of this process, timeouts in the OpenStack user interface do occur. If the process seems to be taking longer than it should, refresh to update the view.