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 cannot keep up using only the traditional, manual approach.

Network teams often receive multiple change requests related to the deployment or modification of an application. Managing these requests often involves multiple teams that 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

The AppViewX platform offers a solid foundation for the to start of your automation journey. By integrating with leading technology providers, it enables complete change-management automation and defines workflows for at all stages of the application provisioning process on ADC.

The AppViewX automation workflow uses a simple, self-service based approach to gather application-provisioning requirements and generate vendor-specific configurations or REST APIs. The intelligence is built into the platform to integrate with IPAM systems (like Infoblox) to reserve free IP addresses and create DNS bindings for the virtual servers. The workflow provides an option to create a service request ticket in ITSM systems (like ServiceNow,) for approvals and governance.

Deployment

To implement application provisioning automation in your existing infrastructure, try the 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 them into your existing AppViewX instance.