Advertise Apps on Site Service Network
This guide provides instructions on how to advertise your apps on the vK8s site service network in F5® Distributed Cloud Services. To know more about vK8s, see vK8s.
A vK8s site service network is a F5 internal network that is used for communication between apps running on the F5® Distributed Cloud Services sites and not intended for advertising on the public network. Using the site service network, you can advertise apps on the CE sites or RE sites.
Using the instructions provided in this guide, you will be able to update a HTTP or TCP load balancer advertising the services on the vK8s site service network of a given set of sites or virtual sites.
The following prerequisites apply:
- A valid Account is required.
Note: If you do not have an account, see Create an Account.
- One or more F5 sites in case you want to advertise on the CE sites.
Note: If you do not have a site, see Site Management documentation for instructions on deploying a site.
- Apps deployed on F5 vK8s
Set Custom Advertisement for Load Balancer
The instructions shown in this guide cover advertising on the site service network for HTTP load balancer. However, the same set of instructions are also applicable for TCP load balancer.
Advertise policies can be viewed and managed in multiple services:
Shared Configuration, and
This example shows
Advertise Policies setup in
Step 1: Log into F5® Distributed Cloud Console, start editing load balancer.
F5® Distributed Cloud Consolehomepage, select
Note: Homepage is role based, and your homepage may look different due to your role customization. Select
All Servicesdrop-down menu to discover all options. Customize Settings:
Edit work domain & skillsbutton >
Advancedbox > check
Work Domainboxes >
Namespacefeature is in correct namespace, drop-down selector located in upper-left corner. Not available in all services.
Managein left column menu > select
HTTP Load Balancers.
Note: If options are not showing available, select
Advanced nav options visiblein bottom left corner. If needed, select
Hideto minimize options from Advanced nav options mode.
Add HTTP Load Balancersbutton.
Editfor your load balancer from the displayed list of load balancers to edit existing HTTP Load balancer objects.
Step 2: Configure Advertisement.
Show Advanced Fieldsoption on in upper-right corner.
Advertise Customin drop-down menu options in
Where to Advertise the VIPbox.
Configurelink option that appears in
Advertise on F5 CE Sites
Show Advanced Fieldsoption on in upper-right corner to show options in
Custom Advertise VIP Configurationpage.
+ Add Itembutton.
Select Where to Advertisedrop-down menu.
vK8s Service Networkin
Site Networkdrop-down menu.
virtual siteoptions in
Site Referencedrop-down menu.
Show Advanced Fieldsoption on in upper-right corner to show
TCP Listen Port Choiceoption.
Step 3: Complete updating load balancer configuration.
Save and Exit to complete updating the load balancer.