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Select Between Multiple Network Access Resources with the Edge Client – Local DB Auth

In a previous article I wrote about selecting multiple network access resources when using the Edge Client. (https://devcentral.f5.com/articles/select-between-multiple-network-access-resources-with-the-edge-client) The previous article was... Read more
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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
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Managing Horizon Traffic across Multiple Data Centers with BIG-IP DNS

VMware Horizon virtual desktop clients typically use a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) when accessing desktop and application resources. More and more customers are distributing their Horizon application and desktop infrastucture to distribute... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

Implementing PCoIP Proxy as a Security Server or Access Point Alternative

VMware’s Horizon Security Server and Access Point provides secure access to sessions over an unsecured WAN and/or Internet connection. Typically, the Security Server/Access Point is placed within an organization’s DMZ. F5 BIG-IP Access Policy... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Step-By-Step Deployment Guide - BIG-IP Service Insertion process with Cisco ACI

Hi Cisco ACI followers!!!  There is a lot of information about Cisco ACI and APIC, but not so much about service insertion for Layer 4-7 services and how to properly deploy it. If you are already knee deep in a current deployment, planning... Read more
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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
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“Bimodal IT” the hot topic @ Gartner 2015, Australia

Dateline Gold Coast, Australia, October 2015, at Australia’s largest IT event.   “This is a decisive moment. A digital wave is sweeping through every industry, organization and culture. There is no room to stand on the sidelines, no safe... Read more
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AWS re:Invent 2015 – Web Application Firewall in the Cloud (feat Haynes)

WAFs are one an organization’s key line of defenses against web application attacks and Robert Haynes, Marketing Services Architect, shares some of the app security considerations organizations must face when deploying their critical application... Read more
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Getting Around the Logon/Legal Banner Issues when using APM PCoIP Proxy and Horizon

If you're using APM's PCoIP Proxy and require a logon banner, you've probably figured out that the PCoIP Proxy integration stops working when you turn on the integrated logon banner from within the Horizon Administrator. Adding to the... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

F5 Predicts: Education gets personal

The topic of education is taking centre stage today like never before. I think we can all agree that education has come a long way from the days where students and teachers were confined to a classroom with a chalkboard. Technology now underpins... Read more
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F5 BIG-IP AND CISCO APIC DESIGN GUIDE

With customers deploying ACI with service insertion, people are constantly asking both design and implementation related questions such as: When should I use 1 ARM vs 2 ARM topology for services? Can I use BIG-IP in HA mode? Can I use/share... Read more
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F5 in AWS Part 1 - AWS Networking Basics

If you work in IT, and you haven’t been living under a rock, then you have likely heard of Amazon Web Services (AWS).  There has been a substantial increase in the maturity and stability... Read more
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Deliver Resiliency and Scalability with Dell vWorkspace and F5's Local Traffic Manager

Recently, there's been some "buzz" around how to configure Dell vWorkspace components behind BIG-IP's Local Traffic Manager. A few months back, I had the opportunity to work with Stephen Yorke from the Dell vWorkspace team to put... Read more
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DNS based failover between AWS Availability Zones and Split DNS

Working in the AWS public cloud; one has to adapt to a world of guaranteed failure at unpredictable times. Utilizing a combination of LTM for HA within a single availability zone and GTM across availability zones and regions provides an architecture to survive the chaos monkeys. Read more
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IoT Effect on Applications

As more applications are needed to run those Things, traditional infrastructure concerns like scale and reliability will become paramount. Additional challenges with identity and access, improving the user experience, and the need for faster... Read more
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Getting better mileage on your journey to an SDDC with VMware and F5

It's a foregone conclusion that many organizations have hit the road in their transformational journey to achieve a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). While mileage may vary based on the degree to which an organization has committed to... Read more
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How to deploy more SSL sites with fewer SSL certificates

There is an increasing need to deploy SSL sites (SPDY, HTTP/2, and SSL Everywhere). Traditional SSL sites require deploying one SSL certificate per site. This gets very expensive ordering and maintaining many SSL certificates. Consolidating SSL... Read more
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DevOps 101 - A Brief History Of Time

If you have anything to do with developing products or working in IT helping to deploy and run them, chances are you have heard the term "DevOps" in one form or another. Just like the ubiquitous "Cloud" floating out in the Internet somewhere, DevOps has become a catch-all phrase for anything that is Developer or Operations related. Read more
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Configure Toopher 2 Factor Authentication to work with APM

Toopher is a 2 Factor Authentication provider (https://www.toopher.com/) that can be configured to work with the F5 Access Policy Manager for authenticating users.  Please visit the Toopher website to find out more information about all the... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Why Getting to Mobile World Congress needs TCP Optimization

#MWC15 I just arrived in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, the premiere mobile industry event. This year, they expect up to 100,000 exhibitors and customers to attend the event, up from over 70,000 last year. I took three flights taking over 1... Read more
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Thoughts from the security non-professional: don’t let your data escape

Probably the biggest IT security threat to F5 Networks is typing this blog, and probably the biggest threat to your organization is reading it. OK, I don’t mean me or you, as such. We are, after all, IT professionals and wouldn’t dream of clicking... Read more
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Select Between Multiple Network Access Resources with the Edge Client

The recent announcements that web browsers will be removing plugin support means that customers will no longer be able to provide Network Access resources to their end users via the APM web top.  Instead customers will require their end users... Read more
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Resiliency and Scalability of VMware App Volumes using F5's Local Traffic Manager (LTM)

Co-Authored by Dale Carter, Senior Solutions Architect - VMware Professional Services Engineering App Volumes, a result of VMware's recent acquisition of CloudVolumes, provides an alternative, just-in-time method for integrating and... Read more
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GartnerDC 2014 – Application Availability Between Hybrid Data Centers

I explain the idea behind Application Availability Between Hybrid Data Centers reference architecture. Driven by applications and workloads, a hybrid data center is really a technology strategy of the entire infrastructure mix of on-premises and... Read more
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