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Web Application Login Integration with APM

As we hurtle forward through the information age we continue to find ourselves increasingly dependant on the applications upon which we rely. Whether it's your favorite iPhone app or the tools that allow you to do your job, the application... Read more
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Multiple Certs, One VIP: TLS Server Name Indication via iRules

An age old question that we’ve seen time and time again in the iRules forums here on DevCentral is “How can I use iRules to manage multiple SSL certs on one VIP"?”. The answer has always historically been “I’m sorry, you can’t.”. The... Read more
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One Time Passwords via an SMS Gateway with BIG-IP Access Policy Manager

One time passwords, or OTP, are used (as the name indicates) for a single session or transaction.  The plus side is a more secure deployment, the downside is two-fold—first, most solutions involve a token system, which is costly i... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
7 Reviews

Monitor Your iRule Performance with iControl and Google-O-Meter Charts

iRule performance has long been a question our users have asked about.  We get questions all the time about how to determine what impact a specific iRule has on the normal operation of the BIG-IP’s they are running on.  The question is a... Read more
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HTTP Basic Access Authentication iRule Style

I started working on an administrator control panel for my previous Small URL Generator Tech Tip (part 1 and part 2) and realized that we probably didn’t want to make our Small URL statistics and controls viewable by everyone. That led me to make... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
9 Reviews

Dynamic Pool Member Selection Via DNS

Ponder this scenario, you have built a worldwide CDN with WebAccelerator and GTM. You have tens if not hundreds of remote WebAccelerators and multiple central datacenters housing your central WebAccelerators and origin servers. Only one central... Read more
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Automated Gomez Performance Monitoring Part 3 - Page Identification

In the first article in this series “Automated Gomez Performance Monitoring”, I illustrated how to create an iRule that would automatically inject the required JavaScript code into your web pages to integrate your application with the Gom... Read more
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Automated Gomez Performance Monitoring Part 2 – DataCenter Identification

In my previous article titled “Automated Gomez Performance Monitoring”, I gave an overview of Gomez and the partnership between F5 Networks and Gomez to assist users of both technologies to integrate the two together.  In that article, ... Read more
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Automated Gomez Performance Monitoring

Gomez provides an on-demand platform that you use to optimize the performance, availability and quality of your Web and mobile applications. It identifies business-impacting issues by testing and measuring Web applications from the “outside-in” ... 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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BIG-IP Logging and Reporting Toolkit – part three

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 goin... Read more
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BIG-IP Logging and Reporting Toolkit - part two

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... Read more
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Laptop Load Balancing For The Developer With BIG-IP LTM VE

Introduction So, you've probably read all about the BIG-IP LTM VE.  You've gone through the download process and got the thing configured and running in VMWare.  You've even gone through the initial configuration steps to ge... Read more
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Whaddya Mean LTM VE Only Has Two Interfaces?

Last week we covered the basics on network configuration for BIG-IP LTM VE on the VMware Workstation/player hypervisors and the ESX/ESXi hypervisors.  This week we’ll cover a couple more options at your disposal. Option 1 – Add an Interfac... 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
1 Review

v10.1 - Configuring GTM's DNS Security Extensions

Security extensions were added to the DNS protocol as a means of countering malicious attacks such as cache poisoning, domain hijacking, and man-in-the-middle attacks.  The extensions are described in detail in RFC 4033 (Introduction an... Read more
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F5 PRO-Enabled Management Pack Configurability

The F5 PRO-Enabled Management Pack is configurable in several ways and allows for many different customized monitoring scenarios. This article will describe how to configure the pack to match your organization’s needs. The general configurability... Read more
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v.10 – New System Module iControl APIs

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style... Read more
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iControl 101 - #20 - Port Lockdown

A Self IP address is an IP address that you associate with a VLAN, to access hosts in that VLAN. By virtue of its netmask, a self IP address represents an address space, that is, a range of IP addresses spanning the hosts in the VLAN, rather than... Read more
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Creating An iControl PowerShell Monitoring Dashboard With Google Charts

PowerShell is a very extensible scripting language and the fact that it integrates so nicely with iControl means you can do all sorts of fun things with it.  In this tech tip, I'll illustrate how to use just a couple of iControl method... Read more
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Unbind your LDAP servers with iRules

LDAP is one of the most widely used authentication protocols around today. There are plenty of others, but LDAP is undeniably one of the big ones. It comes as no surprise then that we often hear different questions about using F5 technology with... Read more
2 Reviews

Can iRules fix my cert mismatch errors?

SSL encryption as a means of security on the web isn't a new concept. We've talked about it here on DevCentral many times, and it's as pedestrian a concept as a corndog on the boardwalk to most internet users. We've talked about... Read more
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Selective DNS Persistence on GTM

The world of DNS is an interesting one to me. So much of what transpires on the internet these days relies on it, heavily, to connect from point A to B with ease, and yet it remains relatively unchanged, compared to the more complex and rapidly... Read more
1 Review

Passive Application Monitoring with LTM

LTM has a broad variety of application monitoring tools you can use to address almost any high availability application monitoring requirement.  This article will explain how to configure basic passive application monitoring in LTM 9.2.0... Read more
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Non-English DNS Request filtering via iRules

When talking about iRules there are many themes that come up: application fluency, flexibility, control, high-availability. Among the themes that are often related to iRules one of the most important, in my estimation, is the extremely granular... Read more
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