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Getting Started with the f5-common-python SDK

In this article, I’ll cover the basics of installing the f5-common-python SDK and show how to utilize the core functionality. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What is BIG-IP APM?

In this Lightboard, I light up some lessons on BIG-IP Access Policy Manager. BIG-IP APM provides granular access controls to discreet applications and networks supporting 2FA and federated identity management. You can also check out Chase's... Read more
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Creating a Secure AWS S3 Proxy with F5 iRulesLX

The article provides a solution of creating a secure proxy to AWS S3 using the AWS SDK and F5 iRulesLX Read more
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Zero to F5-CTS LTM Certified!

It’s been nearly a year since the DevCentral team wrestled the 101 exam to the mat at Agility 2016. This last week, I finished the road to the F5 Certified Technology Specialist Local Traffic Manager (F5-CTS LTM) certification, with a passing... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
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BIG-IP Upgrades Part 4 - Performing the Software Installation

On a Big-IP in the Standby state (if there are more than one Big-IP in the device group), perform the following:Note: Verify the device is still in the Standby state and not Offline (unless purposely) or Active. Log in to the Configuration... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Lightboard Lessons: Attack Mitigation with F5 Silverline

In this Lightboard Lesson, I describe how F5 Silverline Cloud-based Platform can help mitigate DDoS and other application attacks both on-prem and in the cloud with the Hybrid Signaling iApp. Learn how both on-premises and the cloud can work... Read more
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BIG-IP Upgrades Part 3 - Versions, Misconceptions and a Back-Out Plan

To What Big-IP Versions Can I Upgrade? Big-IP 10.x can be upgraded to any version of 11.x given your hardware supports the new version. Big-IP 11.x can be upgraded to any version of 12.x given your hardware supports the new version. You canno... Read more
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What is Transport Layer Security?

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a protocol that provides privacy and data integrity between two communicating applications. TLS defines the exact methods, actions, etc each communicating device must use to achieve secure communications. Read more
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BIG-IP Upgrades Part 2 - Upgrade Behavior

How Big-IP Upgrades Work Software images can be installed to any software volume except the running volume. This behavior ensures the running software volume is available should a need arise to revert to the prior Big-IP version and... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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BIG-IP Upgrades Part 1 - Preparation

The information is this series is meant to help a Big-IP administrator complete a software upgrade. I have assisted with hundreds of Big-IP upgrades and hope to help you complete the task as smoothly as possible. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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What are F5 Access and BIG-IP Edge Clients?

F5 Access and BIG-IP Edge are VPN clients that connect to APM access policies for L3 network connectivity. Read more
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Realizing value from a WAF in front of your application- Part 2

Part 2 in the series of Realizing value from a WAF. In this article, learn how BIG-IP ASM can block 0-day attacks. Read more
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What is iCall?

TL;DR - iCall is BIG-IP’s event-based granular control-plane automation system that enables comprehensive control over configuration and other system settings and objects. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Lightboard Lessons: iCall

This episode of Lightboard Lessons introduces iCall, the built-in event-based BIG-IP control-plane scripting engine. Resources iCall release article iCall Wiki iCall Codeshare iCall Triggers Example with iStats to Invalidate Cache iCall... Read more
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Apache Struts 2 Showcase Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-9791)

A new Apache Struts 2 vulnerability was published (S2-048) and a POC code exploiting it was publicly released. Read about how you can mitigate this vulnerability with the BIG-IP ASM. Read more
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BIG-IP VE on Google Cloud Platform

Hot off Cloud Month, let’s look at how to deploy BIG-IP Virtual Edition on the Google Cloud Platform. This is a simple single-NIC, single IP deployment, which means that both management traffic and data traffic are going through the same NIC and... Read more
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F5 BIG-IP Edge Portal – End of Support and End of Availability Announcement

The product leadership team has eliminated a feature of APM called BIG-IP Edge Portal, and this feature will not be compatible with future versions of iOS and Android. Read more
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F5 BIG-IP + Cisco Tetration: Application Centric Visibility

F5 BIG-IP provides Cisco Tetration L4-L7 insight with the integration of Tetration Open API. Read more
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What is BIG-IP APM?

F5 BIG-IP APM provides granular access controls to discreet applications and networks supporting 2FA and federated identity management. Read more
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Load Balancing VMware Identity Manager Integration Guide is now Ready!

Learn how to deploy F5 BIG-IP LTM/APM/DNS with various VMware End-User-Computing based products. Read more
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DevCentral’s Featured Member for July – Vosko Networking’s Niels van Sluis

For almost two years Niels van Sluis has worked as a Security Engineer for Vosko Networking. Vosko's security team focuses on supporting security solutions from various vendors like F5, Check Point, Cisco and RSA. Niels focuses is on F5 BIG-IP... Read more
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‘Fast’ API and Application Routing

Proxy API and Application traffic at high speeds with F5 BIG-IP. Lori MacVittie explains how. Read more
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Realizing value from a WAF in front of your application - Part 1

Implement strong and effective application security measures by deploying a Web Application Firewall (WAF) in front of your web applications. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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BIG-IQ 5.2 Centralized Management - Security Overview

F5's Matthieu Dierick discusses BIG-IQ 5.2's Centralized Security Management. Learn more at DevCentral. Read more
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DevCentral Cloud Month Wrap

Is it the end of June already? At least it ended on a Friday and we can close out DevCentral’s Cloud Month followed by the weekend! First, huge thanks to our Cloud Month authors: Suzanne, Hitesh, Greg, Marty and Lori. Each delivered an informative... Read more
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