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Horizontal Scale BIG-IP Device Service Cluster (DSC) with Software Defined Networking (SDN) enabled Hardware.

Here at F5’s Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) team we constantly think out of the box. Well, mostly, there are no boxes at all.  I say mostly, as when looking at Software Defined Networking (SDN) switches and our programmable TMOS... Read more
2 Reviews

Is TCP's Nagle Algorithm Right for Me?

The Nagle algorithm is one of TCP's most subtle mechanisms. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Full examples of iControlREST for device and application service deployment

Examples of the use of iControlREST for device and application service provisioning. In particular, we describe example workflows, and we dive into the management of iApp services and templates using iCR. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
5 Reviews

WhiteBoard Wednesday: Local Traffic Policies

In this edition of WhiteBoard Wednesday, we discuss Local Traffic Policies.  Many customers use iRules to provide flexibility and customization for their HTTP traffic, but now (starting in 11.4) Local Traffic Policies are available to handle... Read more
0 Reviews

F5 DevCentral Solves Your BIG-IP Questions

In this lively chat at #F5Agility15, DevCentral members Joe Pruitt and Tony Hynes share a little history of how it has grown from a single server in 2003 to over 200,000 members today; how iRules, iControl, iCall and iControl interact wit... Read more
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Basic F5 BIG-IP Nomenclature

Jason and John discuss the basic nomenclature of F5 BIG-IP objects, starting with interfaces and vlans and climbing up the stack to the foundational traffic cop, the object of all objects: the virtual server. Read more
2 Reviews

F5 Friday: App Proxy or ADC?

Choosing between BIG-IP and LineRate isn't as difficult as it seems.... Our recent announcement of the availability of LineRate Point raised the same question over and over: isn't this just a software-version of BIG-IP? How do I know when... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Whiteboard Wednesday: Load Balancing Algorithms Part 4

In this episode of Whiteboard Wednesday, John finished out the BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager load balancing algorithms by discussing the least sessions and ratio sessions algorithms. He then wraps the video with a summary of the all the local load... Read more
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Load Balancing Algorithms Part 3

In this episode of Whiteboard Wednesday, John continues on in the load balancing algorithm series with an overview of the ratio least connections and weighted least connections algorithms. Resources About Pools (from BIG-IP Local Traffic... Read more
0 Reviews

LTM Policy

Introduction F5 Local Traffic Manager (LTM) has always provided customers with the ability to optimize their network deployment by providing tools that can observe network traffic which also allow the administrator to configure various actions to... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
12 Reviews

Becoming F5 Certified - BIG-IP Administrator Certification - 101 & 201 Exams

this article discusses the preparation and experience for the 101 and 201 exams for BIG-IP Administrator certification. Read more
Average Rating: 4.6
10 Reviews

Nouveauté n°2 dans TMOS 11.6 : L’estampillage OCSP

Dans la continuité du précèdent article sur les nouveautés autour de SSL/TLS, j’aborde cette fois-ci la fonctionnalité d’estampillage OCSP prise en charge dans la version TMOS 11.6.Petit rappel sur OCSP OCSP (Online... Read more
0 Reviews

Nouveauté TMOS 11.6 : Délestage Cryptographique Externe (External Crypto Offload)

Dans les déploiements Cloud, qu’ils soient Public, Hybrides ou Privés, les performances cryptographiques des machines virtuelles qui portent les services de chiffrement dépendent directement de la puissance CPU et du nombre de vCPU... Read more
0 Reviews

Wherein someone else does the work…

Just a quick post today (I’ve got a rant in the works about iRules being awesome, but I need to simmer down on that one and take some deep breaths before I type). I wanted to give a shout out to /u/HereComesTheMeow who has posted a great guide to... Read more
1 Review

Les différents modes de SSL sur BIGIP

Voici une vidéos présentant les 4 modes de SSL sur BIGIP : Offload SSL Bridging SSL Proxy SSL SSL Forward Proxy Read more
0 Reviews

An Approach to Future-Proofing

How to design applications for scale, efficiency, and change In the IT industry, we have become immune to messages of change. But we are counting on technology to fuel the next waves of growth. This forces technology leaders to think about new... Read more
0 Reviews

F5 Synthesis: Hybrid to the Core

#SDAS #SDN #Cloud #SSL #HTTP2.0 F5 continues to pave the way for business to adopt disruptive technologies without, well, as much disruption. The term hybrid is somewhat misleading. In the original sense of the word, it means to bring together... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Avoiding network taxes to improve app performance

#SDAS #webperf Consumers are increasingly performance-sensitive, which means every microsecond counts. In the five seconds it takes you to read this, 60% of your visitors just abandoned your site. Another 20% were gone before you even hit the... Read more
0 Reviews

Velocity 2014 – TMOS & LineRate: A Tale of Two Proxies (feat Giacomoni)

John Giacomoni, LineRate Founder and Sr Architect, joins us to give the lowdown on F5’s TMOS proxy and LineRate proxy. John does a great job explaining the nuances of each, how they function within architecture and the associated deployments... Read more
1 Review

Top5 06/23/2014

Every day that I get to write a Top5 post feels like an auspicious day, as it is rather one of my favorite things to write, I must admit. This is partly because I get to dig into all the cool stuff that everyone else has been up to and posting... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

F5 introduceert eerste modulaire application delivery controller 2U-chassis

VIPRION 2200 en F5’s high performance services-fabric bieden on-demand schaalbaarheid, consolidatie en flexibiliteit van applicaties zonder onderbreking Samenvatting · VIPRION 2200 is het eerste modulaire ADC-chassis in een appliance... Read more
0 Reviews

Deploying TLS Securely

First, let's just agree that supporting SSLv3 is no longer a good idea, and that all old versions of SSL should be disabled by default.  In fact, if I could add one item to the Top 10 Hardcore Security Features in 11.5, it would be SSLv3... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Co-opetition at F5? Or, right tools for the right job!

Configurability versus productivity A long time ago, in a dark room far, far away, I wrote code. While at the time I thought it as exciting as being tapped into The Matrix, I will admit that the only real semblance came from the fact that I used a... Read more
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F5 Friday: Devops for DNS

#devops #cloud Managing a global presence – especially in the cloud – can introduce additional complexity. Back in the day when virtualization and cloud were just making waves, one of the first challenges made obvious was managing IP... Read more
0 Reviews