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How to onboard F5 BIG-IP VE in Cisco CSP 2100 for NFV solutions deployment

F5 BIG-IP VE is now certified with Cisco CSP 2100. All BIG-IP VE supported modules and VNF solutions can now run in CSP 2100 environment. This article provides reader step-by-step to onboard F5 BIG-IP in Cisco CSP 2100. Read more
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Configuring the F5 BIG-IP to Perform Name Resolution Using a DNS Resolver Cache

After feedback on both DevCentral and direct email, it seems as though there is still confusion or a lack of clarity around how to configure the BIG-IP to perform name resolution. A common scenario of my own customers is to configure the BIG-IP as... Read more
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Configuring a Per-App VPN Using F5 App Tunnels

So if anyone of you has sat in a tech talk of mine, I am sure you have heard me mention the use of F5 app tunnels or split tunnel VPN's. The capability is very similar to the article I wrote about in regards to network access on DevCentral... Read more
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Centralizing Cloud Security with F5 and AWS Transit Gateway

Today we were fortunate to be a launch partner of AWS for their newly announced Transit Gateway feature, known as TGW.We've had the opportunity to get our hands on TGW while it's been in private beta, and as a networking vendor up in AWS,... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What is QUIC?

QUIC is the Quick UDP Internet Connections protocol, developed by Google and currently in IETF workgroups for further development. It is being considered for replacing TCP as a transport protocol for HTTP/3. Join Jason in this Lightboard Lesson as... Read more
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Lightboard Lesson: Perfect Forward Secrecy Inspection Visibility

This time last year, we released a Lightboard Lesson recorded by David Holmes featuring his insights on the ultimate passive inspection architecture. Whereas the solution he proposed in that video stepped perfect forward secrecy (pfs) traffic down... Read more
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BIG-IP Solutions: URL Redirect Deep Dive

Sometimes you just need to simply redirect one web page to another. But sometimes you have a page with lots of links and you want to redirect some of them but not all of them... Read more
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Configure the F5 BIG-IP as an Explicit Forward Web Proxy Using LTM

In a previous article, I provided a guide on using F5's Access Policy Manager (APM) and Secure Web Gateway (SWG) to provide forward web proxy services. While that guide was for organizations that are looking to provide secure internet access... Read more
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BIG-IP Solutions: Simple URL Redirects

Many people use iRules for URL redirects, but the BIG-IP offers policies to do this for you. Policies are faster than iRules, they are easier to manage, and you don't have to know the exact scripting language code to use them... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
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What is HTTP Part X - HTTP/2

In the penultimate article in this What is HTTP? series we covered iRules and local traffic policies and the power they can unleash on your HTTP traffic. To date in this series, the content primarily focuses on HTTP/1.1, as that is still the... Read more
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Understanding Performance Metrics and Network Traffic

Everybody should understand what specification sheet numbers mean, and how they apply to real world traffic. This article explains how specification sheets are generated and how to estimate the actual capacity needs of production environments. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

Wanted: NetOps with Opinions

Take the State of Application Services 2019 survey Yes, you read that right. It’s that time again when we survey the market on the State of Application Delivery Services. No, that’s not a typo. The change in name is deliberate. For the past four... Read more
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Using Client Subnet in DNS Requests

BIG-IP DNS 14.0 now supports edns-client-subnet (ECS) for both responding to client requests (GSLB) or forwarding client requests (screening). The following is a quick start on using this feature. Read more
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Managing BIG-IP Licensing With BIG-IQ

Learn how to manage BIG-IP licensing with BIG-IQ License Manager. DevCentral provides walkthrough videos and links to authoritative content to make all licensing issues a problem of the past. Read more
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Hack to the Future: The Results

As promised, we met in Boston and hosted our first-ever "Hack to the Future" capture the flag event.  Eight teams from all over the world gathered to see who would take home the coveted DeLorean trophies... Read more
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BIGdiff - A Little Help For Software Upgrades

DevCentral MVP Leonardo Souza explains the BIGdiff script upgrade assistance script. The idea is simple, get the list of objects, and their respective status, before and after the software upgrade, then compare them and report the result. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
7 Reviews

Horizon Blast Extreme UDP with BEAT Support Functionality in BIG-IP Access Manager 14.0!

F5 BIG-IP Access Manager with Horizon Blast Extreme UDP with BEAT Support Functionality and how to implement the UDP code. Read more
2 Reviews

Automate import of SSL Certificate, Key & CRL from BIG-IP to BIG-IQ

Automate import of SSL Certificate, Key & CRL from BIG-IP to BIG-IQ Read more
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DevCentral's Featured Member for August - Kumar

Our Featured Member series is a way for us to show appreciation and highlight active contributors in our community. Communities thrive on interaction and our Featured Series gives you some insight on some of our most active folks... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Configuring an Application for Smart Card Authentication and Forms Based SSO Using a Static Username and Password

A customer recently reached out requesting assistance providing smart card authentication to an application that does not integrate with AD or LDAP and has only a single username and password. While many of you out there may have done this in the... Read more
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Hack to the Future: A Walk Through The Game

At this year's Agility conference in Boston, F5 will host a "Hack to the Future" event on Tuesday night where everyone can enjoy an awesome game of Capture The Flag.  The game consists of some really cool puzzles to solve... Read more
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Creating, Importing and Assigning a CA Certificate Bundle

Complex organizations like the Department of Defense can create certificate authority complications. DevCentral walks you through obtaining and creating CA bundles to help reduce impact as security requirements change. Read more
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Verifying Local Traffic Policy and iRule Precedence

The BIG-IP platform has had Tcl-based iRules since the initial v9 release back in 2004. When version 11.4 released, the HTTP class was deprecated in favor of local traffic policies. The policies provide access to inspect and act on ingress and... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

DevCentral Showcase on LinkedIn

We are excited to share our New LinkedIn Home! We're thrilled to be Showcased under F5's LinkedIn Company Page and look forward to building a fun place to converse, ask questions and get inside advice on BIG-IP tips and tricks. LinkedIn... Read more
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Handling HTTP Requests on an HTTPS Virtual Server

There are scenarios where it might be prudent to support HTTP request redirection on a single port, and thus, a single virtual server. Yes, this can be done with the alias port zero, but that locks all other ports down unless you plan to build out... Read more
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