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Lightboard Lessons: Virtual Server Connection Setup

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, Jason digs into some of the various virtual server types and how that impacts the connection setup flows between the client and BIG-IP and the BIG-IP and the server. For detailed flow information, see... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Auto Last Hop

Why the heck are your packets not obeying the routing table overlords? Join Jason for a few minutes to discover BIG-IP’s Auto Last Hop feature. Resources Auto Last Hop Overview 11.x - 12.x Auto Last Hop Overview 9.x - 10.x Read more
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Impressions from OpenStack Summit Barcelona

If the theme in Austin was that OpenStack is ‘production ready’, then the theme in Barcelona was all about containers. Every session with even a hint of container technology was well-attended. There is definitely a lot of activity in the OpenStack... Read more
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Q/A with Rackspace Network Architect Vijay Emarose - DevCentral's Featured Member for November

Koman Vijay Emarose works as a Network Architect with the Strategic Accounts team at Rackspace. He has been a “Racker” (Rackspace Employee) for 7 years and currently he is adapting to a networking world that is pivoting towards a world of... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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Q&A Highlight: Switching Profiles

It’s been a long while since we’ve done a “Post of the Week,” but Jason and John dust off the concept to discuss a question posed by community member MW on the possibilities of switching the TCP, HTTP compression, and web acceleration profiles... Read more
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OpenStack in a backpack - how to create a demo environment for F5 Heat Plugins, part 3

This series of articles demonstrates how to build your own portable OpenStack demo environment for F5 Virtual Machines and F5 Heat Plugins. Read more
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OpenStack in a backpack – how to create a demo environment for F5 Heat Plugins, part 2

This series of articles demonstrates how to build your own portable OpenStack demo environment for F5 Virtual Machines and F5 Heat Plugins. Read more
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Your SSL Secrets Uncovered

Get Started with SSL Orchestrator SSL and its brethren TLS is becoming more prevalent to secure IP communications on the internet. It’s not just financial, health care or other sensitive sites, even search engines routinely use the encryption... Read more
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Unify Identity Across Dispersed Applications

Organizations understand that verifying and managing identity across applications goes more smoothly when they work from a single source of truth about user identity. For many businesses, this repository of information often exists within an... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: BIG-IP in Hybrid Environments

A hybrid infrastructure allows organizations to distribute their applications when it makes sense and provide global fault tolerance to the system overall. Depending on how an organization’s disaster recovery infrastructure is designed, this can... Read more
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Release Announcement - F5 OpenStack LBaaSv2

Release announcement for v8.1.0 and v9.1.0 of the F5 OpenStack Agent and LBaaSv2 Driver Read more
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OpenStack in a backpack – how to create a demo environment for F5 Heat Plugins, part 1

This series of articles demonstrates how to build your own portable OpenStack demo environment for F5 Virtual Machines and F5 Heat Plugins. Read more
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Take Control of Identity and Access Management in the Cloud

Managing identity on-premises and in multiple clouds reduces user password fatigue and simplifies administration. Read more
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Q/A with ExITeam’s Security Engineer Stanislas Piron - DevCentral's Featured Member for October

Stanislas Piron is a Security Engineer for ExITeam. 16 years ago, Stanislas started out with Firewalls, email and Web content security. His first F5 deployment was with LTM and Link Controller 10 years ago and he is DevCentral’s Featured Member... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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iRules Recipe 3: Pool and SNAT Selection by Host Header Value

The Problem You manage a number of web sites, and they are spread across servers in several different pools. You want to use a single public IP for all of these, so you need to make a pool selection based on the incoming Host header value.... Read more
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iRules Recipe 2: Transparent Request Target Rewriting

An iRule recipe for rewriting the Request Target (aka, Request-URI) and request Host transparently between client and server. Read more
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Installing, Configuring and Running Tempest tests against Openstack

You first need to install Tempest. For that You can create a virtual environment:  pip install virtualenv # Change to a directory where virtual environments directories can be created. virtualenv ... Read more
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F5 OpenStack Testing Methodology

Why We Test The importance of testing in software development cannot be understated. Why testing is important is the subject of hundreds of books, blog posts and PowerPoint presentations. The F5 OpenStack development team has bought into the idea... Read more
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F5 Tempest Plugin and Writing Tempest Tests

Note: This is not a primer on Tempest testing. For more information on Tempest, see their official documentation. Much of the information that follows was taken from the Tempest Test Plugin Interface guide. The content here is focused on how to... Read more
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iRule Recipe 1: Single URL Explicit Redirect

Series Introduction In my experience, there are relatively few people who have extensive experience with Tcl. Since iRules is a Tcl dialect, that means that finding a solid iRules solution can be challenging, even for otherwise experienced... Read more
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F5 DevOps Libraries – Simplify BIG-IP Provisioning, Reset, and HA Pairing

We are pleased to announce availability of new lightweight DevOps Libraries designed to simplify automated provisioning, factory resetting, and basic HA clustering of BIG-IPs, both physical and virtual. Delivered as iApps LX RPMs, these libraries... Read more
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Agility 2016 Lab Day Course Content

Agility 2016 Lab Day had quite the offering of courses this year! Each course’s lab materials are linked below. Note that the lab guides are provided as is, there is no access to the environments mentioned in the guides. Programmability Cooking... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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Lightboard Lessons: Secure & Optimize VDI

Virtualization continues to impact the enterprise and how IT delivers services to meet business needs. Desktop Virtualization (VDI) offers employees anywhere, anytime, flexible access to their desktops whether they are at home, on the road, in the... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
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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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750th Blog Spectacular - Lessons of the LightBoard

I recently built out a LightBoard Studio for my home office so I can start contributing to the awesome LightBoard Lessons on DevCentral. These are short, informative videos explaining various technologies and often, how to implement on a BIG-IP... Read more
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