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Lightboard Lessons: Basic iRule Anatomy

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, Jason introduces the basic concepts for iRules. For further insights and study, please use the resources below. Resources The101: Basic iRules (series) iRule Editor iRules Documentation iRules 101 -... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Getting the most out of DevCentral: Voting and Star Ratings

Let’s be honest…you love all the content on DevCentral, but admittedly you probably love some things a little more than others.  We understand.  And we want you to help us all know when you really appreciate a certain piece of content by... Read more
Average Rating: 4.7
13 Reviews

Getting the most out of DevCentral: F5 Accepted Answers

In addition to the “User Accepted” answer, we now have the benefit of answers being marked as “F5 Accepted” as well. In fact, an answer can be marked as “User Accepted” and “F5 Accepted” at the same time. We have a group of highly specialized F5 employees who are subject matter experts in their respective fields of study (i.e. LTM, DNS, Cloud, ASM, APM, iRules, iApps, iControl, etc), and these experts have been given the power to mark answers as “F5 Accepted”... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

Getting the most out of DevCentral: User Accepted Answers

As you may have noticed, we recently added a few new features to our Q&A experience.  In this article, we will explore the User Accepted Answer feature.  When a user asks a question and that question receives several answers, another... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

Deploying F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition on VMware Fusion

To install BIG-IP Developer Edition on your workstation, VMware provides two great solutions:VMware Fusion Pro for OSXVMware Workstation ProFor this guide, we’ll use Fusion Pro 8 due to it’s robust network management abilities; for the non-Pro... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

How to get a F5 BIG-IP VE Developer Lab License

To assist DevOps teams improve their solutions for the BIG-IP platform, F5 offers a low cost license of $95 USD; this license can be purchased from your authorized F5 vendor.  If you do not have an F5 vendor, you can obtain an lab license... Read more
Average Rating: 4.5
5 Reviews

Deploying F5 BIG-IP in Microsoft Azure for Developers

F5’s BYOL (Bring Your Own License) model allows you to purchase a developer/lab license and install it in Microsoft Azure. This model provides a stable development instance for the following software components of BIG-IP:  LTM, GTM, DNS, AFM,... Read more
1 Review

Deploying F5 BIG-IP in AWS for Developers

F5’s BYOL (Bring Your Own License) model allows you to purchase a developer/lab license and install it in AWS. This model provides a stable development instance for the following software components of BIG-IP:  LTM, GTM, DNS, AFM, ASM, APM... Read more
1 Review

Deploying F5 BIG-IP in Windows Server Hyper-V for Developers

F5’s BYOL (Bring Your Own License) model allows you to purchase a developer/lab license and install it in your Microsoft Hyper-V environment. This model provides a stable development instance for the following software components of BIG-IP: ... Read more
1 Review

Deploying F5 BIG-IP in VMware vCloud Director and ESX for Developers

F5’s BYOL (Bring Your Own License) model allows you to purchase a developer/lab license and install it in AWS. This model provides a stable development instance for the following software components of BIG-IP:  LTM, GTM, DNS, AFM, ASM, APM... Read more
1 Review

DevOps 101 - Automation

In my last few articles, I've begun the discussion on the 6 pillars of DevOps and have covered Management, Integration, Communication, and Collaboration: Management  Integration DevOps 101 – Integration  Communication and... Read more
1 Review

Getting Started with Bigsuds–a New Python Library for iControl

I imagine the progression for you, the reader, will be something like this in the first six- or seven-hundred milliseconds after reading the title: Oh cool! Wait, what? Don’t we already have like two libraries for python? Really, a third library... Read more
Average Rating: 4.6
10 Reviews

#The101: Datagroups and Tables

Well we’ve made it to the end. This is the 10th and final installment of #The101: iRules. So far we’ve talked about everything ranging from the very basics of programming concepts to some more particular iRules type concepts such as events and... Read more
Average Rating: 4.6
9 Reviews

#The101: String Handling and Manipulation

In this ninth and penultimate installment of #The101: iRules, we’re moving ever closer to equipping you with what I hope will be a solid arsenal of iRules knowledge. With it, the idea is for you to go forth and prosper in the ways of iRules fu. So... Read more
Average Rating: 4.7
14 Reviews

#The101: Routing

#The101: iRules was intended to be a journey through the basics of both iRules and programming concepts alike, with the intent to get everyone up to speed on the necessary topics to tackle iRules in all their glory. Whether you’re a complete... Read more
1 Review

#The101: Logging and Comments

So far in #The101: iRules we’ve covered some pretty varied topics. Everything from a primer on programming terminology to iRules Events and why they’re important has been discussed so far. If you haven’t been following along, or if you need a... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
19 Reviews

#The101: Variables

If you've been following along in the new #The101: iRules series, it's time to add another building block to the framework of what iRules are and can do. If you're new, it would behoove you to start at the beginning and catch up. S... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
9 Reviews

#The101: Control Structures and Operators

So far in the first several installments of #The101: iRules we’ve talked about some solid introduction topics, from programming basics to F5 terminology to covering an introduction of what iRules is as a technology, how it works, and how to make... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
6 Reviews

#The101: Events and Priorities

As #The101: iRules steams on we go deeper and deeper into what actually drives iRules as a technology. So far we have covered very basic concepts, from core programming ideas and F5 basic terminology through to what makes iRules unique and useful,... Read more
Average Rating: 4.7
16 Reviews

#The101: Introduction to iRules

Welcome to the third installment of #The101: iRules series, wherein we will, for the first time this series, actually discuss iRules at length. That may sound odd, but there has been some important foundational work to do before diving too deep... Read more
Average Rating: 3.7
13 Reviews

#The101: Introduction to F5 Technology and Terms

In the last installment of #The101: iRules we took a look at some programming fundamentals, with the hopes to get people on the same page so that we could start building towards some more advanced concepts. To do so, however, we would be remiss if... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
5 Reviews

#The101: Introduction to Programming with TCL

Introduction The iRules 101 series has existed on DevCentral for years, and has long been one of the more popular sets of articles that we have had on the site. As such, we have been hesitant to do anything to “rock the boat”, as it were. However... Read more
Average Rating: 3.7
11 Reviews

Marchitecture 101

There was an interesting discussion on one of the table-top wargame lists I belong to (Two Hour Wargames if  you follow the hobby) about the “production value” of a given set of printed products.  While it devolved (as web conversations... Read more
0 Reviews

iControl 101 - #24 - Folders

SyntaxHighlighter.all();Bucket Way back in time (well, not so way back), configuration objects were stored in one location in the configuration.  For the sake of this article, we’ll call this the root “bucket”.  This worked fine for... Read more
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Getting Started with Splunk for F5

Pete Silva & Lori MacVittie both had blog posts last week featuring the F5 Application for Splunk, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to get Splunk installed and check it out.  In this first part, I’ll cover the installation process... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
5 Reviews