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The BIG-IP persistence cookie is a valuable configuration option that allows stateful applications to remain persistent to a specific node with no additional configurations within the application or on the server(s) by doing something like clustering. I hear application development teams refer to this as “sticky session” or “stick sessions”, but in reality this cookie has nothing to do with a user’s “application” session, but has everything to do with t...
Early in my exposure to F5 BIG-IP I was involved in a load balancer migration project from our existing hardware to F5 Load Balancers.  This involved the migration of several hundred configurations, so manual configuration of each new configuration was just not an option. Direct modification of the configuration file (bigip.conf) was also not an option since it would require a “b load” command to activate any modifications, which is disruptive to active traffic during a reload. A merge fi...