F5 Dynamic Types Plugin – Ready to Extend Part 1

The concept of Dynamic Types is that you don’t need to be “Programmer” or “Software Engineer” in order to develop your own plugin, everything is based on JavaScript and/or existing workflows.

When you export a plugin configuration using Dynamic Types Plugin Generator, you basically create an open-source package that everyone can reuse or even update.

In the next couple of posts, I’ll show you how to extend the plugin in order to answer you environment needs.

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vRO Input Validation

Since vRA 6.x released, XaaS use cases are very common (here some cool demo for create MS Active Directory user as a service).

But presenting workflows to end users required some rethinking and redesign the user form so it will be user friendly with minimum ״free text” that can cause an error during the workflow runtime.

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F5 LTM Dynamic Types Plugin – How to Install

In the last couple of months I’ve been working on a project that includes vRA+vRO+NSX+F5. Really cool combination!

But, despite these products need to work together seamlessly, it is not always the case.

For example, vRA with NSX integration has a lot of capabilities for multi machine blueprints, but none for single blueprint. So you’ll have to use vRO to automate you processes such as Tagging Virtual Machine. Continue reading