Segmentation

Objective

This guide provides instructions on how to create and use segments using a guided wizard in F5® Distributed Cloud Console (Console). Network segmentation allows you to manage VPCs/VNETs in an efficient way. You can group (segmentize) your VPCs/VNETs and set rules for them to communicate with each other.


Prerequisites

Note: If you do not have an account, see Create an F5 Distributed Cloud Services Account.


Configuration

Manage Segments

Get started by navigating to the Segments page. Log into Console and select Multi-Cloud Network Connect. Then click Manage > Networking > Segments.

network segments
Figure: Network Segments

The Segments page shows a list of your segments with key details shown for each. Below are actions you can take on this page.

  • Change the key details you see in the table by clicking on the gear icon ( ⚙ ) and selecting different fields.

  • Enter text in the Search field to only see table rows that include that text (even if they were not shown due to the items per page setting).

  • Click the arrow at the left side of a row to see all the information for the segment in JSON format. Use the JSON drop-down menu to switch to YAML format. Click the arrow again to hide the information.

  • Use the check boxes on each row to select or unselect a row. Use the checkbox on the table header row to select/unselect all rows on the current page. Click Reset at the top of the table to unselect all rows.

  • Click Delete selected to delete the selected row(s) (segments).

  • Use the items per page selector to determine how may rows you see on a page.

  • Use the Page arrow buttons to change which page is shown in the table.

Create a Segment.
  • Click Add Segment on the Networking Segments page. Alternatively you can click ...>Clone Object in the Actions menu of an already existing segment.
add segment
Figure: Add Segment
  • In the Name field, enter the name for the new Segment.

  • Optionally add labels and description.

  • Select an option with the Connect to Internet drop-down menu.

  • Click Save and Exit to create the segment.

View or modify a Segment.
  • Click ...>Manage Configuration in the Actions menu of the segment you want to view/modify. This displays all the user-modifiable information in the segment.

  • Click Edit Configuration in the upper right if you want to make modifications.

Note: You will not be able to change the segment name. To change the segment name, you will need to create or clone a new segment and then delete the old segment.

  • Click Cancel and Exit to return to the Segments page, or click Save and Exit to save the change you made and return to the Segments page.
Delete a Segment.

There are two ways to delete segments.

Delete one or more segments:

  • Toggle the check box for each segment you want to delete.
  • Click the Delete selected button.

Delete one segment:

  • Click ...>Delete in the Actions menu of the segment you want to delete.

Either method will display a confirmation pop-up.

delete segment
Figure: Delete Segment
  • Click Delete in the confirmation pop-up to delete the segment(s).

Manage Segment Connections

Navigate to the Segment Connector page: Log into Console and select Multi-Cloud Network Connect, then click Manage > Networking > Segment Connector.

segment connections
Figure: Segment Connections

The Segment Connector page shows a list of your segment connections with key details shown for each. Below are actions you can take on this page.

  • Change the key details you see in the table by clicking on the gear icon ( ⚙ ) and selecting different fields.

  • Enter text in the Search field to only see table rows that include that text (even if they were not shown due to the items per page setting).

  • Click Manage Segment Connections to add, modify, or delete connections.

Manage Segment Connections.
  • Click Add Segment on the Segment Connector page to see the Segment connection form.
segment connections list
Figure: Segment Connections List
  • Optionally add labels and description.

  • The Segment Connectors section shows your list of connections between segments and the type of connection.

    • Click the pencil icon to modify the connection shown in that row.
    • Click the trash can icon to delete the connection.
    • Click Add Item to create a new connection.
      segment connection form
      Figure: Segment Connection Form
      • In the Source Segments section, use the drop-down menu to select a segment. Use the ... menu in the Actions column to view, edit, or delete that segment. Click Add Item to add additional source segments.
      • In the Destination Segments section, use the drop-down menu to select a segment. Use the ... menu in the Actions column to view, edit, or delete that segment. Click Add Item to add additional destination segments.
      • In the Connector Type section select how you want the segments to connect.
  • The SNAT pool section shows a list of your SNAT pools for your connections that use a configured SNAT pool.

    • Enter the IP address of your SNAT pool. Use the Add Item button to enter more SNAT pools.
    • Click ...>Delete to delete a SNAT pool.
  • Click Save and Exit to save your changes.


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