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So far we’ve covered the initial problem, the players involved and one in-depth analysis of one of the options (splunk). Next let’s dig into Q1labs’ Qradar offering.  The first thing you’ll need to do, just like last time, is make sure your BIG-IP to pass syslog traffic off the box.  Here’s a simple example of how you can get that done in your config file.  These are the same as last time, so nothing shockingly new here, though this bit is important. Logging & Reporting...
In the first couple installments of this series we’ve talked about what we’re trying to accomplish, the vendor options we have available to us, their offerings, some strengths and weaknesses of each, etc. In this installment, we’re actually going to roll up our sleeves and get to getting.  We’ll look at how to get things working in a couple different use cases including scripts, screenshots and config goodies.  Before we get too far ahead of ourselves though, first things first – get t...
In this second offering from Joe Malek’s delve into some advanced configuration concepts, and more specifically the logging and reporting world, we take a look at the vendors that he investigated, what they offer, and how they integrate with F5 products.  He discusses some of the capabilities of each, their strengths and weaknesses and some of the things you might use each for. If you’ve been wondering what your options are for more in-depth log analysis and reporting, take a look to see wh...
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I recently had the pleasure of working on a Citrix 5.0 implementation and I wanted to share a few things that I learned during that setup.  As many of you know, there are two deployment guides that have been made available by F5 Networks in regards to setting up Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 in TMOS versions 9.x and 10.x.  They are excellent guides and the best thing about them is that you can utilize those guides to assist you in deploying Citrix XenApp 5.0, with a few exceptions of ...
Joe Malek, one of the many awesome engineers here at F5, took it upon himself to delve deeply into a very interesting but often unsung part of the BIG-IP advanced configuration world: logging and reporting. It’s my great pleasure to get to share with you his awesome study and the findings therein, along with (eventually) a toolkit to help you get started in the world of custom log manipulation. If you’ve ever questioned or been curious about your options when it comes to information gathering an...
With the BIG-IP GTM and 3-DNS products, location-based service has existed in the form of topology-based load balancing.  The possibilities grow exponentially in v10.1, as you now have the capabilities in GTM and LTM.  In this tech tip, we’ll discuss the iRules command access, the update procedures for keeping your data current, and some use cases for consideration. Introduction The level of detail has grown from continent and country on GTM to continent, country, state (or sim...
This white paper describes the deployment of F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) with F5 BIG-IP WebAccelerator in both symmetric and asymmetric deployments supporting Office SharePoint Server 2007 solutions accessed over a Wide Area Network (WAN). For this test engagement, HP SAE Labs selected to use BIG-IP LTM with the WebAccelerator software module. BIG-IP LTM provides the load balancing functionality to ensure high availability and scalability, while WebAccelerator focuses on increasing...