Using BIG-IP LTM to deploy an application requires load balancing of the application traffic across multiple servers. This requires us to define the servers/instances that are hosting the application. In BIG-IP, these instances are called nodes and they identify each server with a unique IP address. In this recipe, we are going to start deploying a new application (web server) on the BIG-IP device, and we will provision the nodes that are carrying this service using Ansible.
The basic setup for the BIG-IP should be already completed as per the previous recipes, and the correct VLANs to reach these nodes (physical servers) must be deployed.