OpenStack Deployments with F5 BIG-IP and Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches
Customers are continuing to evaluate and adopt SDN technologies such as OpenStack as a paradigm, technology, optimization method, and operational process. This begs the questions.
Will my stuff work?
How does it work?
Is it easy to understand?
There are many different ways to answer that, but the overall answers seem to tread to a YES. As...
Node.js ABC’s - L is for Loading
One of the great benefits of utilizing a language like Node.js is the wide assortment of 3rd party modules that are at your disposal. From calculating the validity of credit card numbers, to managing network connections, the Node Package Manager (npm) repository has hundreds of thousands of packages available to you. This article will explain how you can load modules into your...
Welcome to F5 Agility 2015
#F5Agility15 registration is open! I show you where to get registered and get your badge along with where many of the breakout sessions are occurring. He gives a quick preview of the theme – Innovate, Expand, Deliver along with a sneak peek of special guests this week. Welcome to F5 Agility 2015 at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center! Special thanks to our Platinum sponsors Cisc...
Kerberos Is Easy - Part 1
I’m about to say two words that bring tears and frustration to most application developers and administrators alike. Are you ready? Okay…. Kerberos authentication. There, I said it and if that was not bad enough I’m going to say another phrase that will cause rage and a fit that makes Lewis Black look calm…. Kerberos is easy. That boom you hear was me dropping the mic...
F5 BIG-IP AND CISCO APIC DESIGN GUIDE
With customers deploying ACI with service insertion, people are constantly asking both design and implementation related questions such as:
When should I use 1 ARM vs 2 ARM topology for services?
Can I use BIG-IP in HA mode?
Can I use/share my existing BIG-IP with ACI?
My services and networking teams are separate, how can I maintain that business separation while using ACI?
Load Balancing WebSockets
An introduction to WebSockets and how to load balance them. WebSockets creates a responsive experience for end-users by creating a bi-directional communication stream versus the one-way HTTP stream. For example, when you’re waiting at the deli counter you need to take a number. An HTTP method of checking your status in line would be to periodically take your number up to the deli counte...
F5Agility15 - The Preview Video
I preview the F5 Agility 2015 conference happening August 4-6 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. Agility 2015 will lay the foundation for your business to innovate new paths to success, expand through barriers to growth, and deliver the applications your people need to be successful in their work. ps Related: F5 Agility 2015 F5 Agility 2015 EMEA ...
DevOps 101 - Communication
In my previous article on the history of DevOps, I outlined the following pillars of the DevOps methodology Management Integration Communication and information sharing Collaboration Automation Measurement The Third Pillar The third pillar in the DevOps stack is Communication (and Information Sharing). Back when DevOps was Development and Operations, the two teams were typically...
F5 provides Zero-Day SSL VPN support for Windows 10 Operating System
BIG-IP APM supports Microsoft Windows 10 the same day it is released! Support for Windows 10 in APM will be staggered, with BIG-IP v11.5.3 being the first version of F5 APM to offer support. Support will start via an BIG-IP Engineering HotFix made to customers when they go to https://downloads.f5.com.
BIG-IP Edge Client and Internet Explorer 11 will support client-based and...