Before we can configure the APIC, we need to make sure that the F5 components are running and configured.
For this, we need iWorkflow (version 2.0.0 or higher) and a BIG-IP appliance. I am using iWorkflow-220.127.116.11.0.10285-scsi.ova and BIGIP-18.104.22.168.0.1645.ALL-scsi.ova. These are available for download from the F5 website (https://downloads.f5.com), and you can download free trials.
These need to be imported into vCenter and the VMs started. Once started, run through the configuration wizards to set up the basic IP addressing, NTP, and DNS configuration. The BIG-IP device should be added into iWorkflow.