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Time to Get Prepping for the F5 Certification 201 Exam

Less than a month after gaining some cred (and relief) from passing the F5 Certification 101 exam, the DevCentral team is now embarking on our 201-TMOS Administration journey. The 201-TMOS Administration exam is the second exam required to achieve... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Nagle's Algorithm

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, Jason walks through the basics of Nagle’s algorithm: what it is, why it exists, why it matters, a potential problem, and how customizations by the BIG-IP TCP stack can help.  Resources IS TCP’s Nagle... Read more
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A Green Light for TLS

In today’s Internet, the only thing still more important than security is performance. Therefore, any new security control must also be optimized for performance. For CPU-intensive tasks like HTTPS encryption, there are many lesser-known features... Read more
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SSL Visibility for All

Even before the advent of HTTPS Everywhere, we struggled to ensure that every inspection tool got a peek at the traffic as it left the data center. With over 60% of Internet traffic encrypted and rising, that challenge is only growing. Simultaneously, HTTPS traffic is encrypted by stronger ciphers, designed to defeat most man-in-the-middle solutions. Specifically, Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) ciphers are creating blindspots in security and inspection solutions that rely on passive decryption architectures such as span ports. Read more
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Five Podcasts to Put You to Sleep

David Holmes shares the secret to sleeping like a baby every night. Read more
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iHealth Upgrade Advisor: Making upgrades a little easier

Whether it is upgrading the firmware on a switch, the OS on a server, an important business application or the software on a BIG-IP, performing upgrades is something that makes almost all IT Admins and Network Engineers nervous. We’ve learned from... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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DevCentral at Agility 2016 - The Preview Video

Now that I'm part of the DevCentral team, I give a preview of the DevCentral activities for F5's Agility 2016 event, May 17-18, in Vienna Austria. ps Read more
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Full Stack Security

When talking to someone who’s spent a lot of time around F5 technology, two words always come up: full-proxy and platform. BIG-IP is the platform of services offered by a full, dual-stack proxy. The proxy yields unmatched visibility and control at... Read more
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Nutanix Blog post on How to Install F5 BIG-IP on Nutanix AHV

So Jason Burns from Nutanix recently published a blog on the Nutanix Next community, which details how to install an F5 BIG-IP on the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor. You can read it here. Jason worked with me, and using my Installing BIG-IP on... Read more
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It's that darned web developer guy! (Or lessons learned by wearing a new hat)

Back in October, my son’s robotics team said “Hey! You work for a software company, can you build us an application that will help us with scouting and competitions?” Foolishly, ego stepped in before a careful outsourced review of my existing... Read more
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Advanced Threat Mitigations via SSL Intercept

SSL offload has been around for quite some time. But this technology was primarily developed for the web farm audience, offloading SSL traffic from the application servers and putting the load on application delivery controllers like F5’s BIG-IP.... Read more
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It is Election Season: Vote F5 Networks for OpenStack Summit Sessions

Hey all, It is that time again to vote up your favorite F5 Networks presenters at this years OpenStack Summit. F5 will be in Austin this April with things to say. Do you want to come hear those things? Oh you do. Then it is time to vote for the... Read more
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Five Ways #IamF5

In 2013, F5 Networks was honored by the City of Seattle when the mayor proclaimed February 5 as F5 Day to recognize the contributions of F5 to our community and we’re celebrating in all of our offices around the globe. Check out Celebrating F5 Da... Read more
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Horizontal Scale BIG-IP Device Service Cluster (DSC) with Software Defined Networking (SDN) enabled Hardware.

Here at F5’s Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) team we constantly think out of the box. Well, mostly, there are no boxes at all.  I say mostly, as when looking at Software Defined Networking (SDN) switches and our programmable TMOS... Read more
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LTM Policy Recipes II

This is another short article in an irregular series demonstrating some practical recipes using LTM Policy.  Please also check out another article with a more complete overview of LTM Policy.   Forcing SSL connections In today’s... Read more
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Is TCP's Nagle Algorithm Right for Me?

The Nagle algorithm is one of TCP's most subtle mechanisms. Read more
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Full examples of iControlREST for device and application service deployment

Examples of the use of iControlREST for device and application service provisioning. In particular, we describe example workflows, and we dive into the management of iApp services and templates using iCR. Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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AWS re:Invent 2015 – Programmability in the Cloud (feat Applebaum)

Programmability and orchestration are critically important with cloud deployments and Alex Applebaum, Sr. Product Management Engineer, explains why and talks about ways organizations can use BIG-IP programmability in the cloud. Yet anothe... Read more
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Whiteboard Wednesday: What is A Proxy Anyway?

In this episode of Whiteboard Wednesday, Jason discusses the various types of proxies and their functionality. Resources The Concise Guide to Proxies The Full-Proxy Data Center Architecture Back to Basics: The Many Modes of Proxies The Proxy is... Read more
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Whiteboard Wednesday: TMM and Host OS Processing

In this edition of WhiteBoard Wednesday, Jason discusses the different ways in which TMM and the Host OS utilize resources, process traffic, and handle routing. Resources Management Interface Routing (9.x - 10.x) Management Interface Routing... Read more
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F5 in AWS Part 3 - Advanced Topologies and More on Highly Available Services

Thus far in our article series about running BIG-IP in EC2, we’ve talked about some VPC/EC2 routing and network concepts, and we walked through the basics of running and licensing BIG-IP in this environment.  It’s time now to discuss some... Read more
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WhiteBoard Wednesday: Local Traffic Policies

In this edition of WhiteBoard Wednesday, we discuss Local Traffic Policies.  Many customers use iRules to provide flexibility and customization for their HTTP traffic, but now (starting in 11.4) Local Traffic Policies are available to handle... Read more
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F5 DevCentral Solves Your BIG-IP Questions

In this lively chat at #F5Agility15, DevCentral members Joe Pruitt and Tony Hynes share a little history of how it has grown from a single server in 2003 to over 200,000 members today; how iRules, iControl, iCall and iControl interact wit... Read more
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