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WhiteBoard Wednesday: Explaining the Logjam vulnerability

In this edition of Whiteboard Wednesday, John explains the recent logjam vulnerability and discusses why it is important.  This vulnerability has received significant coverage in the past several days (it even has its own website), and it's important to know the...

VMware Fusion Custom Networking for BIG-IP VE Lab

I've used VMware workstation on Windows and Fusion on OS X for quite some time and I'm a big fan of both platforms. That said, the lack of a network settings editor built in to Fusion (I understand it's now available in the Pro version...

Remediating Logjam: an iRule Countermeasure

#SSL #LOGJAM Professor Matthew Green of John Hopkins announced a weakness in the SSL Protocol and has given it the name Logjam (see weakdh.org). Here's a recap of F5's status and the link to an iRule to mitigate Logjam for HTTPS servers behind your load-balancer.

Whiteboard Wednesday: Basic F5 BIG-IP Nomenclature

Jason and John discuss the basic nomenclature of F5 BIG-IP objects, starting with interfaces and vlans and climbing up the stack to the foundational traffic cop, the object of all objects: the virtual server.

F5 Agility 2015 EMEA – ACI with F5 & Cisco

Ravi Balakrishnan, Cisco Sr. Marketing Manager, discusses the Application Centric Infrastructure and how F5 & Cisco, former fierce competitors, have come together in a joint integrated solution to solve many customer challenges. Cisco’s SND...

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Use BBEdit/TextWrangler to Edit iRules

BBEdit/TextWrangler is a text editor for the Mac platform that has extensibility for custom languages. A few years ago Chris Campbell posted to a DevCentral thread that he had created a plugin for BBEdit (paid version) and TextWrangler (free version.) Both support syntax highlighting, but the paid version also supports command completion. This is for offline editing, there is no direct...

Whiteboard Wednesday: iCall Overview

Jason takes a high level view of the iCall event-based automation system on F5 BIG-IP.  Resources Articles iCall Introduction Configuration Backups Disable Interface on Unavailable Pool Codeshare Samples  Technorati Tags: icall, f5 big-ip, tmsh

Node.js ABC’s - G is for Globals

A variable is a storage location paired with an associated name, which contains the information known as a value.  Nearly every programming language under the sun supports variables in some form or another. Within the context of a single piece of code, the use of variables are straight forward: Store a value, retrieve a value, use the value. var sum = 1 2; console.log("The...

App Security: The Elephant in the Cloudy Room

Okay, kids. It's time we had "that talk". You know the one, the one you've been whispering about with your friends but heretofore were afraid to actually ask about because of course everyone else knows about it and you didn't want to appear, well, not cool by admitting you didn't really know.   Except they don't, or at least if they do, they aren't...

State of Application Delivery 2015: The answer was efficiency

When last we visited the State of Application Delivery 2015 we asked if SDN is the answer, what was the question? After taking live to the Internet for the last webinar in our series to discuss the insights we gleaned from our survey we determined that pretty much the answer was efficiency. You can check out some highlights from that webinar here. For some, SDN was about operational...

WhiteBoard Wednesday: Explaining the Logjam vulnerability

In this edition of Whiteboard Wednesday, John explains the recent logjam vulnerability and discusses why it is important.  This vulnerability has received significant coverage in the past several days (it even has its own website), and it's important to know the basics of what it is and how it affects your web applications.  John also covers a few logjam mitigation steps that will...

HOT OFF THE PRESSES – VMware and F5 Hands-On-Lab Now Available!

VMware and F5 are proud to announce the availability of one of the first partner-centric labs utilizing VMware’s global Hands-On-Lab infrastructure. In close collaboration with the VMware End User Computing Technical Enablement team, the VMware Alliance team at F5 created this lab to create easy-to-use yet rich technical exercises. This lab will show you the ease of configuration and...

F5 Agility Singapore 2015

  Every year, our Agility conferences travel the world to showcase how F5 and partners empower organizations to harness the latest technologies to overcome business challenges. The flagship series also serve as a forum for industry experts to network and discuss disruptive IT trends. This year, Agility 2015 in Singapore focused on how businesses can innovate new paths to succ...

So, you want to use RSA SecurID with APM’s PCoIP Proxy Module…

Customers who leverage Access Policy Manager (APM) for remote access to VMware Horizon 6 (formerly known as VMware View) typically have some level of two-factor authentication (2FA) as an added layer of authentication. It’s especially important when users may be accessing Horizon resources from untrusted devices or networks.  One challenge I have found, especially when using F5’s VMware...

VMware Fusion Custom Networking for BIG-IP VE Lab

I've used VMware workstation on Windows and Fusion on OS X for quite some time and I'm a big fan of both platforms. That said, the lack of a network settings editor built in to Fusion (I understand it's now available in the Pro version of Fusion) can be more than a little frustrating, particularly if you want a custom experience. Why custom? Well, you just might want to do more...