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BigIP is deep and has lots of features that can boggle the mind from time to time. As a former customer of F5 there are a few key features that we took advantage of to make life easier for us. One of these features is Source Address Persistence. When testing a new version of our software we would often install the upgrade on a portion of the production servers. Those newly updated servers would be defined in a network pool.  We would take advantage of the BigIP Servers and use source address p...
With the 9.x version of BigIP you can set-up the Microsoft Virtual Server to be a PXE boot server that will allow you to easily install / upgrade your BigIP. You will want to: Backup your configuration Download the install CD ROM ISO from F5 Networks Create your Virtual Server Install the package onto your BigIP Saving and backing up your configuration Save yourself some pain if something goes wrong. It is one simple command from the console:            bigpipe...
articleus March 19, 2007 by James Harris
Earlier this week we announced the release of ControlPoint (its codename was spaten). The full details of the press release can be found here. Personally I find this to be extremely cool because we are taking the next step along our the path to making our products be easier to maintain and manage. With Enterprise Manger we started down the path to making it much more simpler to deploy, update, and control BigIP boxes. As a former customer we could have really benefited from  this vs. having to...
articleus February 22, 2007 by James Harris
Let me introduce myself. I've recently moved into the Business Development Team focused on our Microsoft partnership. I've been at F5 for a little over 3 years working as a Program Manager for the FirePass, WANJet, and WebAccelerator teams. I've been in this industry for the past 20 years; prior to joining F5, I've worked at Classmates, Asta Networks, WRQ, the Navy; and Boeing. I've done a lot of different things in the past 2 years but have always focused on the intersection between technolog...