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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

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
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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

Cloud Chemistry 101

Cloud is about achieving a steady state where dynamism is the norm but actions and reactions are in perfect balance. It’s called “dynamic equilibrium” and you’ll need to pass Cloud Chemistry 101 to get there.   When you were a kid you... Read more
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Getting Started With Ruby and iControl

Here on DevCentral we’ve released libraries for a number of the big languages from Java and Perl to Powershell. Up until now there has not been much love for Ruby. Well, that’s all about to change: enter the new iControl Ruby Library. This proj... 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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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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iRules 101 - #17 – Mapping Protocol Fields with the Binary Scan Command

Introduction An iRule is a powerful and flexible feature of BIG-IP devices based on F5's exclusive TMOS architecture.  iRules provide you with unprecedented control to directly manipulate and manage any IP application traffic. ... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
8 Reviews

The New DevCentral: Getting Started

Day two of the New DevCentral.  I’m excited about the new look, but I’m especially excited about the new functionality and navigation.  There are a few things that have changed that might stump the seasoned pros, and of course if you’re... Read more
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Getting Started with pyControl v2: Understanding the TypeFactory

In this video, Matt Cauthorn dives into the importance of the typefactory in pyControl v2. 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
Average Rating: 4.2
3 Reviews

Getting Started with pyControl v2: Installing on Windows

It's true--pyControl v2 is officially out the door!  Here are the installation instructions for Windows (captured below on XP Pro but work equally as well on 7 Ultimate.) REQUIRED PACKAGES 1. Python 2.4/2.5/2.6  (Use 32-bit version)... 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: Constructor Changes

Matt Cauthorn walks through the pyControl v2 constructor changes in this video. 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
2 Reviews

iRules 101 - #16 - Parsing Strings with the TCL Scan Command

Introduction An iRule is a powerful and flexible feature of BIG-IP devices based on F5's exclusive TMOS architecture.  iRules provide you with unprecedented control to directly manipulate and manage any IP application traffic. ... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
11 Reviews

The ABCs of NSM - W is for Wireshark & Webmin

Welcome back for another episode of the ABC's of NSM.  What's NSM you say?  We'll go with Network and System Management, but you c ould throw Security in there as well.  We'll work our way through the alphabet... Read more
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The ABCs of NSM - V is for Vim

Welcome back for another episode of the ABC's of NSM.  What's NSM you say?  We'll go with Network and System Management, but you could throw Security in there as well.  We'll work our way through the alphabet... Read more
1 Review

The ABCs of NSM - U is for Umbraco

Welcome back for another episode of the ABC's of NSM.  What's NSM you say?  We'll go with Network and System Management, but you could throw Security in there as well.  We'll work our way through the alphabet... Read more
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The ABCs of NSM - T is for TightVNC

Welcome back for another (long overdue) episode of the ABC's of NSM.  What's NSM you say?  We'll go with Network and System Management, but you could throw Security in there as well.  We'll work our way through the... Read more
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Getting Started with pyControl

I've been dying to spend some time digging in to python, iControl, &GTM--why not combine all three into a single article?  Done.  This article will walk you through the iControl methods (in python, yea!) necessary to grab wideIP... Read more
1 Review

The ABC's of NSM - S is for Sysinternals

Welcome back for another episode of the ABC's of NSM.  What's NSM you say?  We'll go with Network and System Management, but you could throw Security in there as well.  We'll work our way through the alphabet over... Read more
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The ABC's of NSM - R is for RT

Welcome back for another episode of the ABC's of NSM.  What's NSM you say?  We'll go with Network and System Management, but you could throw Security in there as well.  We'll work our way through the alphabet over... Read more
0 Reviews