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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
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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
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What is HTTP Part IX - Policies and iRules

In this article we pivot slightly from describing the protocol itself to showing ways to interact with the HTTP protocol via iRules and local traffic policies... Read more
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BIG-IP Terraform Resources

Terraform is an open source tool for provisioning and deployment of public and private cloud infrastructures. Terraform lets you to create, change and improve production infrastructure safely and predictably. Terraform use APIs abstraction through... Read more
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Post of the Week: Replacing a String in the Request URI

In this week’s Post of Week, I address community member Shann_P’s question on how to make an iRule update a string at a specific location within the path of the URI: The iRule needs to be able to locate the 7th "chunk" of the URI, add a... Read more
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Building an OpenSSL Certificate Authority - Creating ECC Certificates

Build an OpenSSL ECC-based certificate authority for your lab. Create and sign your own ECC Certificates for use in any DevOps infrastructure. Read more
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Building an OpenSSL Certificate Authority - Configuring CRL and OCSP

Build an OpenSSL ECC-based certificate authority for your lab. Build certificate revocation functionality within your developer or lab environment for true client testing. Read more
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Building and OpenSSL Certificate Authority - Creating Your Intermediary Certificate

Build an OpenSSL ECC-based certificate authority for your lab. Create your own ECC Intermediary CA for use in any DevOps infrastructure. Read more
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Building an OpenSSL Certificate Authority - Creating Your Root Certificate

Build an OpenSSL ECC-based certificate authority for your lab. Create your own ECC Root CA for use in any DevOps infrastructure. Read more
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Building an OpenSSL Certificate Authority - Introduction and Design Considerations for Elliptical Curves

Build an OpenSSL ECC-based certificate authority for your lab. Using Suite B PKI as our guidelines we'll create a two-tier PKI infrastructure perfect for any isolated environment. Read more
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Webinar: Manage F5 BIG-IP Infrastructure with Puppet

Webinar-1: introduction to managing F5 BIG-IP Infrastructure with Puppet Read more
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Extracting X-Forwarded-For in Node.js

In a perfect world, developers would never need to know how a request go to their app. But we live on the Internet, where end-to-end protocols are used to transport messages across networks that are point-to-point, not end-to-end. Each point is... Read more
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Webinar on automating F5 workflows using Ansible Tower

Hello everyone, its time again to join F5 and Ansible for our 3rd joint webinar https://www.ansible.com/webinars-training/from-70-networking-tasks-to-a-single-click-by-wwt-building-f5-solution-with-ansible-toweron Monday Nov ember 13th from 11AM... Read more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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