Manual Chapter : Deploy tenants from the webUI

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F5OS

  • 1.1.1, 1.1.0
Manual Chapter

Deploy tenants from the webUI

Before you get started, decide on which slots you want to deploy the tenant. You must also have created a VLAN in the chassis partition.
You can deploy a tenant from within the default chassis partition.
  1. Log in to the chassis partition webUI using an account with admin access.
  2. On the left, click
    TENANT MANAGEMENT
    Tenant Deployments
    .
    The Tenant Deployment screen displays showing the existing tenant deployments and associated details.
  3. To add a tenant deployment, click
    Add
    .
    The Add Tenant Deployment screen displays.
  4. For
    Name
    , type a name for the tenant deployment (up to 49 characters).
    The first character in the name cannot be a number. After that, only lowercase alphanumeric characters and hyphens are allowed.
  5. Leave
    Type
    set to the default
    BIG-IP
    .
  6. For
    Image
    , select a software image.
  7. For
    Allowed Slots
    , first select the appropriate option:
    • Partition Member Slots
      lists only slots that the chassis partition includes.
    • Any Slots
      lists any slot on the chassis even if not associated with the chassis partition, and even if no blade is installed in that slot. You have the option of selecting slots 1-8 whether or not they are associated with the chassis partition. This allows you to preconfigure tenant deployments before the hardware is installed and before the partition is configured to include it.
    Then, select the slots (or blades) that you want the tenant to span from the list.
  8. For
    IP Address
    , type the IP address of the tenant.
  9. For
    Prefix Length
    , type a number from 1-32 for the length of the prefix.
  10. For
    Gateway
    , type the IP address of the gateway.
  11. For
    VLANs
    , select the VLAN that you created.
  12. For
    Resource Provisioning
    , select
    Recommended
    This specifies recommended values for vCPUs and memory for the tenant.
  13. For
    vCPUs Per Slot
    , select
    2
    .
  14. For
    Memory Per Slot
    , accept the default values.
  15. For
    State
    , choose
    Deployed
    .
    This changes the tenant to the Deployed state. The tenant is set up, resources are allocated to the tenant, the image is moved onto the blade, the software is installed, and after those tasks are complete, the tenant is fully deployed and running. If you choose this option, it takes a few minutes to complete the deployment and bring up the system.
  16. For
    Crypto/Compression Acceleration
    , select
    Enabled
    .
    When this option is enabled, the tenant receives dedicated crypto devices proportional to number of vCPU cores. Crypto processing and compression are off-loaded to the hardware.
  17. For
    Appliance Mode
    , accept the default value (
    Disabled
    .)
  18. Click
    Save & Close
    .
The tenant is now configured and in the Deployed state. When the status says Running, the tenant administrator can use the management IP address to connect to the tenant's web-based user interface or connect using SSH to the CLI, and then continue configuring the tenant system.