Automation and orchestration toolchain

Empower DevOps with declarative technology, orchestration integration, cloud templates and more

The F5 Automation Toolchain delivers a process-driven approach to automation. Use the components of the Automation Toolchain to efficiently provision, configure, and manage the services that support your apps. 

A declarative approach to automation

F5 Automation Toolchain is a set of automation tools that makes it faster and easier to deploy and configure F5 application services via simple yet powerful declarative interfaces. It includes F5 Declarative Onboarding for layer 1–3 device provisioning, F5 Application Services 3 Extension for layer 4–7 configuration, and Telemetry Streaming for aggregating, normalizing, and forwarding app statistics and events to 3rd-party analytics. The toolchain enables developers to programmatically extend F5 application services—and integrate with CI/CD toolchains, orchestration systems, and 3rd-party ecosystems.

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Simplified management for all your apps

BIG-IQ Centralized Management has integrated AS3 to speed management, orchestration, and analytics for F5 devices whether they are on premises or in the cloud. It simplifies management, helps ensure compliance, and gives you the tools you need to automatically scale your applications securely and effectively. 


Automate DevOps and SecOps deployments with CI/CD pipeline integration

App services velocity

Accelerate and simplify deployment of critical app services.

Agile methodology

Speed app services deployment consistently and repeatably with a declarative model.

Visibility and analytics

Monitor and analyze app configurations with AS3-integrated BIG-IQ. 

Lightweight configuration management

Get a low-overhead mechanism for managing app-specific configurations on the BIG-IP platform.

Service discovery

Automate pool member management for your on-premises and public cloud apps with declarative app services.

Automated onboarding

Simplify BIG-IP platform provisioning with Declarative Onboarding. 

Data stream export

Aggregate, normalize, and forward stats and events declaratively to your favorite analytics solution with Telemetry Streaming. 

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