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Introduction to F5 Common Controller Core Library (CCCL)

A common problem that F5 deals with for Cloud Native Applications (CNA) is how to add and remove pool members and create virtual servers on an F5 BIG-IP. It doesn’t sound like a particularly hard problem to solve, but with a growing ecosystem this... Read more
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Proxy Models in Container Environments

Inline, side-arm, reverse, and forward. These used to be the terms we used to describe the architectural placement of proxies in the network.   Today, containers use some of the same terminology, but are introducing new ones. That’s an... Read more
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Post of the Week: iControl REST Subcollections & ZoneRunner Options

In this episode of Post of the Week, Jason addresses a couple iControl REST issues that come up in Q&A often: confusion over how to handle objects that are not sub-collections, and options for working around the lack of F5 DNS cli for... Read more
1 Review

Scenarios to automate BIG-IP with Puppet

DevOps is the best practice for businesses to pursue digital transformation strategies to venture into new revenue streams or simply remain competitive. It’s hard, though. One of the biggest challenges DevOps practitioners are facing is the... Read more
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F5 BIG-IP Terraform Provider

With the growth in public clouds, many enterprises who have deployments in AWS, Azure and GCP are using terraform in DevOps and CICD initiatives. Terraform is an open source tool for provisioning and deployment of both public and private cloud... Read more
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Automate BIG-IP in customer environments using Ansible

There are a lot of technical resources on how Ansible can be used to automte the F5 BIG-IP. A consolidated list of links to help you brush up on Ansible as well as help you understand the Ansible BIG-IP solution > - github/devcentral etc I am... Read more
1 Review

How Containers Scale – Service Mesh versus Traditional Architecture

Containers continue to be a hot topic. Some claim they are on the verge of a meteoric rise to dominate the data center. Others find them only suitable for cloud. And still others are waiting patiently to see if containers is the SDN of app... Read more
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Getting started with the python SDK part 2: unnamed resources and commands

In the first article in this series we looked at the sdk installation steps, nomenclature, and basic BIG-IP instantiation. In this article, we’ll focus on unnamed resources and commands. Working with Unnamed Resources Unlike named resources like... Read more
1 Review

Continuously Improving as Super-NetOps

We play games in order to 'come up against ourselves' in the presence of others. No amount of googling has helped me identify its source, but this statement is peppered across a lot of... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
5 Reviews

Getting Started with the f5-common-python SDK

In this article, I’ll cover the basics of installing the f5-common-python SDK and show how to utilize the core functionality. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

What is iCall?

TL;DR - iCall is BIG-IP’s event-based granular control-plane automation system that enables comprehensive control over configuration and other system settings and objects. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: iCall

This episode of Lightboard Lessons introduces iCall, the built-in event-based BIG-IP control-plane scripting engine. Resources iCall release article iCall Wiki iCall Codeshare iCall Triggers Example with iStats to Invalidate Cache iCall... Read more
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What's Happening Inside my Kubernetes Cluster?

Introduction This article series has taken us a long way. We started with an overview of Kubernetes. In the second week we deployed complex applications using Helm, visualized complex applications using Yipee.io. During the third week we enabled... Read more
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The Operational Model for Cloud/Automated Systems Architectures

Recap Previous Article: The Deployment Model for Cloud/Automated Systems Architectures Ok. We're almost there. The finish line is in sight! Last week we covered our Deployment Model. This week we will wrap up this series of articles by... Read more
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Deploy an App into Kubernetes Using Advanced Application Services

Introduction Welcome to week three of the Kubernetes and BIG-IP series. In the previous article we learned how easy it is to deploy complex applications into Kubernetes running on Google Container Engine (GKE). As you might imagine, that... Read more
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The Deployment Model for Cloud/Automated Systems Architectures

RecapPrevious Article: The Service Model for Cloud/Automated Systems ArchitecturesLast time, we covered our Service Model. We'll continue this week by coveringthe Deployment Model. Before we dive into the details lets take a look at a... Read more
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Deploy an App into Kubernetes Even Faster (Than Last Week)

Introduction Welcome back. This is the second blog in a series on Kubernetes. If you have not yet done so, please visit the previous blog to become familiar with basic Kubernetes concepts. In this post, we are going to explore automation tools... Read more
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The Service Model for Cloud/Automated Systems Architectures

Recap Previous Article: Cloud/Automated Systems need an Architecture In the last article we spent some time laying the foundation of an Architecture for Cloud and Automated Systems. In that article we discussed that our Architecture consisted of... Read more
1 Review

BIG-IP deployments using Ansible in private and public cloud

F5 has been actively developing Ansible modules that help in deploying an application on the BIG-IP. For a list of candidate modules for Ansible 2.4 release refer to the Github link. These modules can be used to configure any BIG-IP... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

Cloud/Automated Systems need an Architecture

Architecture. The physical world we inhabit is built on it, literally and for years I’ve been trying to pin down what ‘Cloud’ is. Read more
Average Rating: 4.5
5 Reviews

Successfully Deploy Your Application in the AWS Public Cloud: Part 1 of 4

In this series of articles, we are going to walk you through a fairly typical lift-and-shift deployment of BIG-IP in AWS, and the F5 solutions that will help you be successful in the cloud. Read more
2 Reviews

F5 and Ansible integration webinar - Technical deep dive

Join us for our 2nd joint webinar with Ansible on Wednesday May 31st, 2017 from 11AM to 12PM PST where we will dig deeper into the F5/Ansible integration. Read more
1 Review

Calico, Kubernetes and BIG-IP

Learn how to get F5's BIG-IP up in front of your applications with Calico and Kubernetes. Read more
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What is iWorkflow?

F5's iWorkflow creates a centralized endpoint allowing automation and orchestration services role-based access into their BIG-IP environments. Read more
2 Reviews

Load Balancing versus Application Routing

As the lines between DevOps and NetOps continue to blur thanks to the highly distributed models of modern application architectures, there rises a need to understand the difference between load balancing and application routing. These are not the... Read more
Average Rating: 4.7
4 Reviews