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Java iControl Objects - Networking SelfIP

This is the fifth article in the “Java iControl Objects” series in which I define a set of objects that implement the iControl methods in various iControl interfaces.  The previous articles covered the LocalLB Rule, Pool and PoolMember as... Read more
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iControl 101 - #23 - Module Resource Provisioning

A somewhat unknown feature on the BIG-IP is the ability to override the default resource allocations for core modules on the BIG-IP.  This is available in the product GUI under the System’s “Resource Provisioning menu”.  In this article,... Read more
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Java iControl Objects - System Service

This is the fourth article in the “Java iControl Objects” series in which I define a set of objects that implement the iControl methods in various iControl interfaces.  The previous articles covered the Pool and PoolMember interface. Java... Read more
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iControlsh - An iControl Based Console BIG-IP Shell

I’ve been toying with the idea of building an iControl shell for a long time.  For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, a shell is essentially a fully enclosed application that runs within a console on your computer.  Windows has... Read more
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Self-Contained BIG-IP Provisioning with iRules and pyControl – Part 2

As I stated last week in Part 1, iRules work on the live data between client and server, and iControl works on the management plane out of band to collect information or to modify or create configuration objects.  However, what if you could... Read more
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Java iControl Objects – LTM iRule

This is the third article in the “Java iControl Objects” series in which I define a set of objects that implement the iControl methods in various iControl interfaces.  The previous articles covered the Pool and PoolMember interface. Java... Read more
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Self-Contained BIG-IP Provisioning with iRules and pyControl - Part 1

There’s a plethora (yes, a plethora.  The Three Amigos taught me well.) of quality information constantly flowing here at DevCentral.  And whereas I might not have El Guapo’s superior intellect, I do have enough smarts to lean on my man... Read more
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Java iControl Objects - LTM Pool Member

This is the second article in the “Java iControl Objects” series in which I define a set of software objects that implement the iControl methods in various iControl interfaces.  In my last article, I defined the LocalLB Pool class where you... Read more
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Java iControl Objects - LTM Pool

The first comment I usually get when developers look at the iControl API has something to do with it’s “flat” nature.  Developers are used to working with “objects”.  They create an instance of an object and then get and set attributes... Read more
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Getting Started With iControl And Java – Setting Up Eclipse

This is the first article in a series focused on developing iControl applications with the Java language.  I’ve picked Eclipse development platform for this set of platforms.  The goal here is to give you the directions and tools yo... Read more
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BIG-IP Logging and Reporting Toolkit – part four

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 you... Read more
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pyControl v2 – Understanding the TypeFactory

I admit it—I’ve been away from pyControl working on some other hot stove projects.  When pyControl v2 launched in December, I ported some of the lighter scripts I’d written, but I put aside the scripts that required creating objects on th... Read more
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iControl Development with BIG-IP LTM VE – Part 1

Introduction The LTM VE is a lifesaver when it comes to developing applications that use the iControl interface, or for development of iRules. My main (personal) use of it so far is the development of applications that use the iControl interface... Read more
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New Geolocation Capabilities in v10.1

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... Read more
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Experimenting with pyControl on LTM VE

Since the BIG-IP LTM VE is currently a trial version, you won’t be doing any production implementations.  That’s good in this case, because we’re going step outside the box a little and install pyControl on your shiny new toy.  As with... Read more
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iControl Apps #22 - System Software Status

Through the iControl interfaces, we've exposed many of the features on the BIG-IP.  In this example, I'll illustrate the new System Software Status method in version BIG-IP version 10.1.  This information can be found on the... Read more
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Getting Started with pyControl v2: Working with Types

In this video, Matt Cauthorn introduces type usage in pyControl v2. Read more
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Getting Started with pyControl v2: Installing on Ubuntu Desktop

It's true--pyControl v2 is officially out the door!  Here are the installation instructions for Ubuntu Desktop. REQUIRED PACKAGES 1. Python 2.4/2.5/2.6  (Use 32-bit version) 2. Python Setup Tools for your python version 3. Python... Read more
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Getting Started with pyControl v2: Method Hints via Attributes

In this video, Matt Cauthorn walks through the method hints available via attributes in pyControl v2. Read more
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pyControl Apps #2 - Deleting BIG-IP Routes

Note: pycontrol v1 is deprecated. A new article and script have been added to work through the bigsuds library. Last time out I built the foundation of a route management application which grabs the routing table from the BIG-IP utilizing the... Read more
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iControl Apps - #20 - Server Control

The issue of server state continues to come up in the DevCentral iControl forums so I figured I'd write an application that illustrates how to get and set the state of a server object and in doing so show how the iControl API methods map to... Read more
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pyControl Apps #1 - BIG-IP Routing Table

Note: pycontrol v1 is deprecated. A new article and script have been added to work through the bigsuds library. This week I will be continuing with my discovery into python and iControl... This time out I'll take a look at the BIG-IP routing... Read more
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iControl Apps - #19 - Pool Membership Reverse Lookup

SyntaxHighlighter.all();Pool's are collections of pool members which are IP address and ports for a specific back end application server.  Currently through the iControl API there is no direct way to do a reverse lookup of which pools a... Read more
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iControl Apps - #18 - Virtual Server Reverse Lookup

Virtual Servers are accessed by user friendly name. In some cases you will want to know which Virtual Servers are using a given address. This script takes as input a wildcard spec for the address:port of a virtual server and lists the address:port... Read more
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v.10 - What’s new in the LocalLB iControl interface.

There are quite a few new Profile settings in the LocalLB interface, I’m here putting all the different documentary evidence together for you so that you have an idea of how and when to use them. Verified Accept and Packet Loss settings are the... Read more
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