Automate Application Provisioning on ADCs

Challenge

With the advent of DevOps, enterprises are rolling out new applications like never before. As a result, network operations (NetOps) teams managing ADC infrastructure are overwhelmed with frequent change requests, and simply cannot keep up using only the traditional, management manual approach.

Network teams often receive multiple change requests related to the deployment or modification of an application, and managing these requests often requires the attention of multiple teams. However, all too often, these team operate in their own isolated silos – a problem that only multiplies as an organization scales. As a result, the application configuration process can take days or even weeks.


Solution

Application-oriented companies can accomplish true business agility through the automation of application delivery infrastructure. The AppViewX ADC+ module enables the agility necessary to monitor and manage your application delivery infrastructure, while AUTOMATION+ offers a solid foundation to start your automation journey. By integrating with leading technology providers, our platform enables complete change-management automation and defines workflows for all stages of the application provisioning process on ADCs.

This reference implementation offers sample automation workflows to create, modify and delete virtual servers (VIP) on ADCs (like F5 BIG-IP).

The workflows provide the flexibility to

  • Self-service application provisioning requests
  • Generate vendor-specific configurations
  • Define role-based access control
  • Apply IPAM (Infoblox) integration to reserve free IP and apply DNS binding
  • Apply ITSM (ServiceNow) integration to aid in approvals and governance

Deployment

To implement application provisioning automation in your existing infrastructure, try AppViewX workflows. Using our platform, users can create, modify and delete virtual servers on F5 BIG-IP, and eventually, these workflows can be tailored to their unique business needs.

To get started, download the free version of AppViewX with preloaded automation workflows, or import the Application Provisioning workflows into your existing AppViewX instance.