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Subject RE: BIG-IP F5 support in cloud stack 3.0.x
Date Mon, 11 Jun 2012 18:20:30 GMT
>From my understanding it will be product line separation. Is it correct ? 

> Dan, Citrix shipped a “Citrix CloudPlatform 3.0.3”.  Based on the 
> project now being run as an Apache project and feedback from the 
> community we (Citrix hat on) did not ship a CloudStack 3.0.3.  The 
> community is working on 4.0.0 with the needed license changes as 
> discussed in previous threads.
> -kevin
> From: []
> Sent: Monday, June 11, 2012 10:52 AM
> To:; Kevin Kluge
> Cc:
> Subject: RE: BIG-IP F5 support in cloud stack 3.0.x
> Hi Kevin,
> Thanks for reply. My CS installation is domain-based, i can't say how 
> many domains can be supported by TMOS 11.x, but on my side i checked 
> TMOS 10.x partition concept (access domain) was introduced there 
> (can't say about exact version), so even TMOS rollback will not help 
> me. I'll be looking around what can be done and how to adjust F5 
> module to support partition model, but as i see it will not be easy 
> task for me. At this moment i screwed my CS installation need to fix 
> it. BTW do you have any information about 3.0.3 release ?
>> Dan, when we did the original F5 support in 2010 we decided not to
>> use the domain concept.  It didn't scale very well.  IIRC there were
>> at most 256 domains per device (mapping to 256 virtual networks in
>> CloudStack terminology).  This would have underutilized the device.
>> I would suggest investigating whether this constraint has been
>> relaxed in 11.x.  If so you could consider moving CloudStack to a
>> domain-based model.  That might be more desirable long term as it
>> could allow guest IP address overlap (across domains) but the changes
>> would have to consider addressing and upgrade of existing deployments
>> in addition to changes in the use of the F5 SDK.   It will be much
>> easier to adapt CloudStack to the new API...
>> -kevin
>>> -----Original Message-----
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>>> []<mailto:[]>
>>> Sent: Friday, June 08, 2012 9:36 PM
>>> To: 
>>> Subject: BIG-IP F5 support in cloud stack 3.0.x
>>> Hi All,
>>> After several days of experiments and test, digging around source code (im
>>> not programmer) i've found that BIG IP F5 with installed TMOS 11.x is not
>>> supported at all. Mainly as i found BIG-IP is prefixing vlans and
>>> server pools
>>> (and probably other objects) with partition name, for exmaple:
>>> CloudStack vlan name: vlan-652
>>> BIG-IP returns "/Common/vlan-652"
>>> From my understanding CloudStack module need to be redesigned to
>>> support F5 partitioning, or partition name need to be stripped from each F5
>>> object. Could you please confirm it.
>>> Dan/borei.
>>> Soleks Data Group.
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