The Dedicated Load Balancer service enables developers to programmatically view and manage their existing dedicated hardware load balancer resources, such as virtual IPs (VIPs), nodes, and health checks. You cannot use the API to provision dedicated hardware load balancers.

You can use the Dedicated Load Balancer API to manage the following load balancer models:

F5 BIG-IP 1600 2000 series

Supported OS version: 11.5.X

ADX 1000

Supported OS version: 12.X

For details about using these load balancer models for hybrid hosting, see Using dedicated load balancers with RackConnect v2.0.

The Dedicated Load Balancer provides direct access to the F5 BIG-IP 1600 2000 series and ADX 1000 device hardware. When you submit an API request to add, update, or remove configuration settings, the system applies the changes to the device as soon as the request completes successfully. Make sure you understand the impact of an API request before you submit it.

About this guide

This guide is intended to assist software developers who want to manage dedicated hardware load balancer resources by using the REST application programming interface (API) for the Rackspace Dedicated Load Balancer service.

To use the information provided here, you should have a general understanding of the service and have access to an installation of it. You should also be familiar with the following technologies:

RESTful web services


JSON serialization formats

Use the following links to jump direct to documentation about the Dedicated Load Balancer service REST API:

Getting started

F5 Big-IP load balancer API Reference

Brocade ADX load balancer API Reference