Early Access Preview

The F5 NGINX One cloud console is currently available in Early Access. This preview version is for evaluation and testing purposes only and should not be used in production environments.


This glossary defines terms used in the F5 NGINX One cloud console and F5 Distributed Cloud.

Term Definition
Data Plane The data plane is the part of a network architecture that carries user traffic. It handles tasks like forwarding data packets between devices and managing network communication. In the context of NGINX, the data plane is responsible for tasks such as load balancing, caching, and serving web content.
Namespace In F5 Distributed Cloud, a namespace groups a tenant’s configuration objects, similar to administrative domains. Every object in a namespace must have a unique name, and each namespace must be unique to its tenant. This setup ensures isolation, preventing cross-referencing of objects between namespaces.
Tenant A tenant in F5 Distributed Cloud is an entity that owns a specific set of configuration and infrastructure. It is fundamental for isolation, meaning a tenant cannot access objects or infrastructure of other tenants. Tenants can be either individual or enterprise, with the latter allowing multiple users with role-based access control (RBAC).