In this lab, you will deploy a pre-configured image in the Azure Marketplace for the F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) application delivery controller (ADC). Specifically, the appliance will be configured as a Web Application Firewall (WAF). The F5 BIG-IP VE appliance is an ADC that delivers most of the functionality that run on F5 purpose-built hardware including advanced L4-L7 load balancing and traffic management; SSL/TLS offload and encryption, and more.
This document will provide detailed, step-by-step instructions that will guide you through the deployment of two F5 WAF appliances, pre-installed on Microsoft Azure IaaS VMs. The scenarios covered in this lab include:
• Deploy a sample web application running on an IaaS VM
• Enable Azure Security Center to monitor this deployment
• From the Security Center interface, deploy and configure a pair of F5 WAF appliances in a cluster to protect the website