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iControl REST Fine-Grained Role Based Access Control

iControl REST Fine-Grained Role Based Access Control Introduction The F5's role based access control (RBAC) mechanism allows a BIG-IP administrator to assign appropriate access privilages to the users [1]. For example, when the operator role... Read more
2 Reviews

iRules Commands Updates

Late last week, I updated the iRules wiki with all the commands and events introduced in version 14.0. In the process, I noticed there were several commands I had to update as well, as I have done for past versions. The updated commands are noted... Read more
2 Reviews

NetOps Primer: What are Microservices?

Microservices are coming to a network near you. Forty-one percent (41%) of respondents to our State of Application Delivery 2018 survey told us their organizations were exploring microservices as a result of digital transformation initiatives.... Read more
Average Rating: 4.7
3 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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Getting started with the python SDK part 6: transactions

In the last article we looked at request parameter options. In this article we'll look at how to use transactions with the python SDK. Before we dig into the SDK implementation, let’s take a look at what a transaction is, why you’d use one,... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What is F5 Container Connector?

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I reach the peak of the container story I've been working on through Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift. On the summit, I cover the overview of the F5 Container Connector, an integration solution for managing... Read more
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iRules LX Logger Class

In version 13.1, the ILXLogger class was added to expand the ability to log from iRules LX. The API details have been added to to the wiki but in this article, I’ll add context and an example to boot. Let’s get to it! The first step is... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What is OpenShift?

The OpenShift Container Platform from RedHat is a platform as a service leveraging Docker and Kubernetes to provide app developers an easy button for application management, deployment, and scale. In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, Jason Rahm... Read more
2 Reviews

iControl REST Cookbook - Virtual Server Profile (LTM Virtual Profiles)

This cookbook lists selected ready-to-use iControl REST curl commands for virtual server profile related resources. Each receipe consists of the curl command, it's tmsh equivallent, and sample output (default hidden:... Read more
2 Reviews

Application Auto Scaling Through BIG-IP Cloud Edition

Join our training developers as DevCentral covers BIG-IP Cloud Edition's Auto Scaling Feature for right-sized application and security features. Updated for AWS! Read more
Average Rating: 3.7
3 Reviews

NetOps Meets DevOps - The State of Network Automation Survey

We want to understand your company’s current application architectures and the adoption of continuous delivery and continuous deployment practices within your organization. Please answer some brief questions about: How important automation is to... Read more
1 Review

Getting started with the python SDK part 5: request parameters revisited

Last time out we looked at using request parameters. Stephan Manthey posted a comment on some of the advanced queries with the options parameter he uses and asked how they might be supported in the SDK. We’ll take the use cases one at a time, and... Read more
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Getting started with the python SDK part 4: working with request parameters

In the previous article in this series, we looked at how to work with statistics. In this article, we’ll mirror some of the naked query parameters covered in the Demystifying iControl REST part 3 article, but applied through the python... Read more
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Getting started with the python SDK part 3: working with statistics

In the previous article in this series, we looked at how to work with unnamed resources and commands. In this article, we’ll focus on working with statistics. Statistics abound throughout the BIG-IP, but we’ll narrow in on virtual and pool stats... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

BIG-IP Cloud Edition FAQ

From version requirements to device templates all of your BIG-IP Cloud Editions can be answered here in our handy FAQ. Read more
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Debugging API calls with the python sdk

In version 3.0.10 of the iControl REST python SDK, we introduced a new feature that allows you to debug the API call tracing. In this article, I’ll show you how to use it to debug an issue with pool members. Consider the following existing pool on... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
4 Reviews

Methods to attach ASM policy to virtual server via REST API requests

Understand different ways to attach ASM security policies to a BIG-IP virtual server with DevCentral. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What Are Containers?

In this lightboard lesson, Jason covers the very basics of container technology with a comparison to hypervisors and virtual machines. Resources Containers on the Rise How Containers Scale - Service Mesh versus Traditional Architectures Proxy... Read more
1 Review

Super-NetOps: Frequently Asked Questions

What is Super-Netops?Super-NetOps is the practice of delivering network-based services as programmable infrastructure to support DevOps practices and methodologies. Traditional network operations (NetOps) is GUI/CLI oriented, and causes majo... Read more
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VE on VMware - Part 2 - Ansible Deployment

Continuing from part one of the series, this article shows a simple Ansible playbook for automating the deployment of VE on VMware. Read more
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VE on VMware - Part 1 - Custom Properties

BIG-IP v13.1.0.2 introduced support for injecting configuration options into a BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) at deployment time. This article discusses how that functionality is used. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: Why Super-NetOps

Super-NetOps is not a technology, it’s an evolutionary journey. Already featuring two complete classes on integrating NetOps expertise into the benefits of a DevOps world, this training program is poised to help the NetOps professional take a... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
8 Reviews

F5 Editor Eclipse Plugin v2

We are pleased to announce availability of our updated F5 Programmability Editor for Eclipse IDE v2. The F5 Programmability Development Environment for Eclipse allows you to use the Eclipse IDE to manage iRules, iRules LX, iControl LX, and iApps... Read more
2 Reviews

BIG-IP Puppet Types and Providers

Operations teams are expected to manage increasingly complex, heterogeneous environments while meeting enterprise-class service levels for application delivery.  DevOps is the best practice for businesses to pursue digital transformation... Read more
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Pool member status on F5 DNS objects via iControl REST

I got a question on how to retrieve the status of pool members on F5 DNS objects via the iControl REST interface. In the GUI you get fancy red, yellow, black, blue, and green painted circles, diamonds, squares, and triangles to communicate... Read more
1 Review