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Module 1 – REST API Basics & Device Onboarding

In this module you will learn the basic concepts required to interact with the BIG-IP iControl REST API. Additionally, you will walk through a typical Device Onboarding workflow that results in a fully functional BIG-IP Active/Standby pair. It’s important to note that this module will focus on showing an Imperative approach to automation.

Note

The Lab Deployment for this lab includes two BIG-IP devices. For most of the labs we will focus on configuring only the BIG-IP-A device (management IP and licensing have already been completed). BIG-IP-B already has some minimal configuration loaded. In a real-world environment it would be necessary to perform Device Onboarding functions on ALL BIG-IP devices. We are only performing them on a single device in this lab so we are able to cover all topics in the time allotted.

Note

It’s beneficial to have GUI/SSH sessions open to BIG-IP and iWorkflow devices while going through this lab. Feel free to verify the actions taken in the lab against the GUI or SSH. You can also watch the following logs:

  • BIG-IP:
    • /var/log/ltm
    • /var/log/restjavad.0.log
  • iWorkflow:
    • /var/log/restjavad.0.log