F5 Networks OpenStack Heat Plugin Library

F5, openstack, heat, bigip, orchestration, automation
pip install f5-openstack-heat-plugins==10.0.0



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This repository houses all of F5®'s OpenStack Heat resource plugins. F5's Heat plugins can be used to orchestrate BIG-IP® services in your OpenStack environment.

Releases and Versions

This branch supports the OpenStack Kilo release.

Please see F5 OpenStack Releases, Versioning, and Support Matrix for additional information about F5's OpenStack plugins and BIG-IP compatibility.


Project documentation, which includes installation and usage instructions, can be found on Read The Docs.

For Developers

Filing Issues

If you find an issue we would love to hear about it. Please let us know by filing an issue in this repository and tell us as much as you can about what you found and how you found it.


See Contributing.


To make a PyPI package...

python setup.py sdist


Before you open a pull request, your code must have passing pytest unit tests. In addition, you should include a set of functional tests written to use a real BIG-IP device for testing. Information on how to run our set of tests is included below.

Unit Tests

We use pytest for our unit tests.

  1. If you haven't already, install the project requirements in your virtual environment.

    pip install hacking pytest pytest-cov
    pip install -r requirements.txt
    pip install -r requirements.unit.test.txt
  2. Run the tests and produce a coverage report. The --cov-report=html will create a htmlcov/ directory that you can view in your browser to see the missing lines of code.

    py.test --cov f5_heat/resources/test --cov-report=html
    open htmlcov/index.html

Functional Tests

Pytest is also used for functional tests

  1. If you haven't already, install requirements.func.test.txt in your virtual environment.

    pip install -r requirements.func.test.txt
  2. Currently, you must modify test/functional/test_variables.py file to provide the proper credentials to Openstack. See that file for more info on what is needed. Also remember not to include this file in your pull request, since it may contiain sensitive information.

  3. Run the functional tests and pass in arguments to connect to the F5 device.

    py.test test/functional/ --bigip=<bigip_ip> --bigip-username=<web_login_username> --bigip-passwword=<web_login_password>

Style Checks

We use the hacking module for our style checks (installed as part of step 1 in the Unit Test section).

flake8 ./


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See Support.


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Contributor License Agreement

Individuals or business entities who contribute to this project must have completed and submitted the F5® Contributor License Agreement to Openstack_CLA@f5.com prior to their code submission being included in this project.