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Lightboard Lessons: DNS Express

DNS Express is a feature that has been around since the 11.1 days, and it's one of the more powerful features offered by the BIG-IP. DNS Express allows you to transfer DNS zones from your current infrastructure to the BIG-IP. The BIG-IP can then answer requests for those zones...and do it at blazingly fast speeds! Check out this week's edition of Lightboard Lessons where we discuss all the goodness of DNS Express.

Demystifying iControl REST Part 6: Token-Based Authentication

iControl REST. It’s iControl SOAP’s baby, brother, introduced back in TMOS version 11.4 as an early access feature but released fully in version 11.5. Several articles on basic usage have been written on iControl REST so the intent here isn’t...

Live Developer Event: Open Programmability with Cisco Nexus 9000 and F5 BIG-IP

Join F5 and Cisco on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 for a live developer event on Open Programmability with Cisco Nexus 9000 and F5 BIG-IP. Hear from F5 and Cisco SME’s discussing use cases and answering your questions on network automation and programmability for application deployments using Cisco Nexus 9000 and F5 BIG-IP...

Demystifying iControl REST Part 5: Transferring Files

This article will cover the details on how to transfer files to/from the BIG-IP using iControl REST and the python programming language....

How to get a F5 BIG-IP VE Developer Lab License

To assist DevOps teams improve their solutions for the BIG-IP platform, F5 offers a low cost license of $95 USD; this license can be purchased from your authorized F5 vendor.  If you do not have an F5 vendor, you can obtain an lab license...

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Faster TCP: F5 Now Supports TCP Fast Open

Last summer I introduced TCP Early Retransmit and Tail Loss Probe, two new features intended to shave as much as a few hundred milliseconds off some TCP connections. That may not sound like a lot, but there are plenty of market anecdotes about how delay leads to reduced business: one large company found that each 100ms of delay cost them 1% of revenue. Time is money, and at internet scale a...

La transition vers HTTP/2, l'envisager, s'y préparer, la réaliser

HTTP/2 est désormais un standard avec son support intégré dans les browsers modernes. Les serveurs Web, proposent aussi dans leurs dernières versions, la compatiliblité avec cette évolution.   Ce qu'il faut retenir est qu'HTTP/2 vient accéler le transport du contenu Web en maintenant la confidentialité à travers SSL. Un des...

Thales Security et F5 pour du FIPS et la gestion des clés SSL

Thales et F5 s’associent pour offrir l’accès à la certification FIPS ainsi que la protection des clés de chiffrement/déchiffrement et des certificats. A travers une communication sécurisée (Remote File Storage), les composants F5 BIGIP enregistrés peuvent accéder aux clés chiffrées et localisées en un point unique de l’infrastructure....

Three things your proxy can’t do unless it’s a full-proxy

Proxies are one of the more interesting (in my no-doubt biased opinion) “devices” in the network. They’re the basis for caching, load balancing, app security, and even app acceleration services. They’re also a bridge between dev and ops and the network, being commonplace to all three groups and environments in most data center architectures. But not all proxies are built on the same...

Inside the ALOHA!

Originally posted Nov 25, 2013 I shot this a couple years ago in Hawaii during Thanksgiving week and wanted to express my gratitude to all of you for watching our videos throughout the year. With Honolulu as a backdrop, I share a little Hawaiian history along with why I open my videos with 'ALOHA!' ps Technorati Tags: hawaii,hawaiian,ali'i,honolulu,diamond...

F5 Silverline: DDoS Protection and Web Application Firewall as Managed Services

With the growth of cloud services and the software-defined data center, it’s tempting for organizations to embrace self-provisioning and begin to look at everything as a service (-aaS): SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, etc. These days, many companies providing networking solutions are often evaluated based on their ability to craft customized -aaS offerings. There’s certainly much to be admired about the...

Implementing Lightweight East-West Firewalls with F5

In 2005, perpetual diva Miss Piggy portrayed all four of the directional witches (North, South, East and West) in Jim Henson’s Muppet’s Wizard of Oz. Despite a vigorous and, occasionally violent, performance, she was snubbed at the Academy Awards, ultimately losing out to Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line). Maybe the Academy Awards voters understood this key principle that escaped our porcine...

Lightboard Lessons: Behind the Scenes

We’re several episodes in on our new Lightboard Lessons series now. We’ve had quite a few questions on how it’s done. This article will address those questions as well as some of our own lessons learned along the way. We recorded a brief behind the scenes video as well you can watch before we get into the details. The Build The lightboard itself is made up of a heavy duty frame, a...

F5 BIG-IP Edge Client for iOS version 2.0.6 Released

F5 released its BIG-IP Edge Client for iOS, version 2.0.6 on Apple iTunes on November 17, 2015. BIG-IP Edge Client for iOS, version 2.0.6 includes minor feature updates and addresses issues associated with Apple iOS 9, including:  Support for automated submission of credentials for authentication (if cached credentials are allowed by policy and already cached at runtime) Support...

Latest Version of F5 BIG-IP Edge Client for Android Released

F5 released the latest version of the F5 BIG-IP Edge Client for Android, version 2.0.8, on November 18, 2015. This version of the BIG-IP Edge Client for Android adds several features, and addresses challenges found with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). For instance, BIG-IP Edge Client for Android, v2.0.8 supports authentication using certificates from Android Credential Storage on devices...

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