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Lightboard Lessons: F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition Lab Configuration

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I walk through my personal lab configuration on my Mac, utilizing VMware Fusion to deploy the F5 BIG-IP Lab Virtual Edition along with a few Ubuntu LAMP servers and a shopping cart VM for ASM testing. Fusion... Read more
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Why the BIG-IP VE OVA does not work on Virtualbox

Explanations and workarounds for using the standard VE OVA image in Virtualbox Read more
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Installing BIG-IP on Nutanix using VMware ESXi

Hyper-convergence has been the focus of many networking infrastructure discussions for a while now. And with the new partnership between Nutanix and F5, it’s a great time to talk about how you can get started reaping the benefits of integrated... Read more
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Managing Horizon Traffic across Multiple Data Centers with BIG-IP DNS

VMware Horizon virtual desktop clients typically use a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) when accessing desktop and application resources. More and more customers are distributing their Horizon application and desktop infrastucture to distribute... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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Bridging the Gap between Azure Classic and ARM

Or should I say “Tunneling the gap between….”  Ha Ha ha, hmm….never mind.So you just finished deploying your first BIG-IP from the Azure Marketplace.  You can barely contain your excitement!!!  That web app that’s been floating up... Read more
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Blog Roll 2015

It’s that time of year when we gift and re-gift, just like this text from last year. And the perfect opportunity to re-post, re-purpose and re-use all my 2015 blog entries. If you missed any of the 89 attempts including 59 videos, here they are... Read more
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Using an F5 iApp to Install and Configure VMware Horizon with View on Nutanix

Welcome to the second post in my series about realizing the benefits of using F5 technology with hyper-converged infrastructure such as the Nutanix hyper-converged platform. Last month, I walked you through the simple process of installing BIG-IP... Read more
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F5預測:智慧應用網路趨勢 教育邁向個人化

This is a localised version of the original article here. 科技改變了所有產業,教育也不例外,教育課題從未像今天這樣受到關注。我相信大家都同意教育已歷經了重大的改變,學生和教師不再像以前那樣被局限在一間掛著黑板的教室。 現在,網際網路成為主要的促成機制,學生藉由它聚集在一起,傳播理念和發掘經濟機會。教育資源已成為一個熱門的主題,對學生的學習方式帶來改變。Johns Hopkins大學教育研究與改革中心教授Steven... Read more
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Deploying F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition on VMware Fusion

To install BIG-IP Developer Edition on your workstation, VMware provides two great solutions:VMware Fusion Pro for OSXVMware Workstation ProFor this guide, we’ll use Fusion Pro 8 due to it’s robust network management abilities; for the non-Pro... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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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... Read more
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Deploying F5 BIG-IP in Windows Server Hyper-V for Developers

F5’s BYOL (Bring Your Own License) model allows you to purchase a developer/lab license and install it in your Microsoft Hyper-V environment. This model provides a stable development instance for the following software components of BIG-IP: ... Read more
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Deploying F5 BIG-IP in VMware vCloud Director and ESX for Developers

F5’s BYOL (Bring Your Own License) model allows you to purchase a developer/lab license and install it in AWS. This model provides a stable development instance for the following software components of BIG-IP:  LTM, GTM, DNS, AFM, ASM, APM... Read more
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F5 + Nutanix: Invisible Infrastructure and SDAS Joining Forces

F5 and Nutanix partner to bring the power of invisible infrastructure and software-defined application servers to critical enterprise application. Joint customers benefit from improved availability, scalability, performance, and security enable... Read more
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F5 IoT Ready平台

This blog is adapted from the original post here.   “物聯網“的應用與支持物連網服的各項應用程式正在改變著我們的生活方式。研究顯示運動與健康相關產業部門到2017年有41%的年增長率,將增長到近170萬台設備,在未來幾年隨著越來越多的設備、服裝或感應器成為司空見慣的的事情,職場工作模式的變化將是一個巨大的挑戰。 ... Read more
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F5 + SimpliVity: Deploy and Simplify Application Deployments Together

F5 and SimpliVity partner to improve manageability, strengthen security, and ensure faster and more successful deployments. Joint customers benefit from the integration and interoperability that result from this close collaboration... Read more
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That’s a Wrap from AWS re:Invent 2015

I wrap it up from AWS re:Invent 2015 from the Venetian Sands. Thanks to you for watching this week and special thanks to our guests, Damir Vrankic, Thomas Stanley, Robert Haynes, Alex Applebaum and Brian Pickering along with Jeanette Geary fo... Read more
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AWS re:Invent 2015 – The F5 Ready Program (feat Pickering)

Brian Pickering, Regional VP - Cloud Partners, talks about F5 Ready, a program that makes sure that F5 BIG-IP virtual editions are compatible with a growing list of cloud providers via an F5-driven verification process and flexible licensing an... Read more
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How is SDN disrupting the way businesses develop technology?

While many businesses acknowledge that the benefits of SDN are too big to ignore, there are challenges to overcome, particularly with the cultural changes that it brings. Read more
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Find F5 at AWS re:Invent 2015

I show you how to find F5 Booth 830 at AWS re:Invent. AWS re:Invent has grown tremendously over the last 4 years and F5 is here to help organizations ensure that their critical app services follow those applications to the cloud. Get a behind th... Read more
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AWS re:Invent 2015 – The Preview Video

I preview AWS re:Invent, the Amazon Web Services annual user conference, happening next week October 6-9 at The Venetian Sands in Las Vegas. From Booth 830, F5 will show you how you can take your critical application services with you to th... Read more
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Jefe, would you say I have a plethora of agility 2015 labs?

The Three Amigos. I loved that movie when I was a kid. There’s one exchange between El Guapo & Jefe that just makes me laugh so hard every time I think about it: Jefe: I have put many beautiful pinatas in the storeroom, each of them filled... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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Getting Around the Logon/Legal Banner Issues when using APM PCoIP Proxy and Horizon

If you're using APM's PCoIP Proxy and require a logon banner, you've probably figured out that the PCoIP Proxy integration stops working when you turn on the integrated logon banner from within the Horizon Administrator. Adding to the... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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F5 in AWS Part 4 - Orchestrating BIG-IP Application Services with Open-Source tools

So far we have talked above AWS networking basics, how to run BIG-IP in a VPC, and highly-available deployment footprints. In this post, we’ll move on to my favorite topic, orchestration.   By this point, you probably have several VMs... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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F5 Predicts: Education gets personal

The topic of education is taking centre stage today like never before. I think we can all agree that education has come a long way from the days where students and teachers were confined to a classroom with a chalkboard. Technology now underpins... Read more
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F5 + Blue Medora: Gain Control of Your Applications with vRealize

Together with F5 and Blue Medora, extend the view of the VMware vRealize Operations management platform with a BIG-IP Plug-in Management Pack directly available from VMware Solution Exchange. This allows customers to monitor the critica... Read more
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