Deployment Guide: Deploying F5 Automated: Network Provisioning for VMware Infrastructure
Source: F5 Networks
Both VMware Infrastructure and the F5 BIG-IP system offer rich Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that allow administrators to programmatically gather information or take actions through a variety of client libraries and languages. Additionally, VMware Infrastructure and ESX Server include the ability to take actions according to specific trigger events specific to a virtual machine or host. Taken together, the combination of these capabilities provides a flexible infrastructure by which VMware Infrastructure and the F5 BIG-IP system can interact effectively to automatically scale applications as demand increases.