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Creating, Importing and Assigning a CA Certificate Bundle

Complex organizations like the Department of Defense can create certificate authority complications. DevCentral walks you through obtaining and creating CA bundles to help reduce impact as security requirements change. 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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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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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
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Lightboard Lessons: Application Visibility and Reporting

Application Visibility and Reporting (AVR) is a module that lets you analyze performance of web applications. It provides detailed metrics and statistics about application traffic... Read more
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iWorkflow Roundtable

In this final roundtable of programmability month, Jason and Peter tag team with Nathan Pearce, who joins the gang to discuss the goodness that is iWorkflow. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Getting Started With iApps: Components

DevCentral's Chase Abbott explores the main components that make up F5's iApp application services and templates. Understand the components required to create and use iApps in your application ecosystem. Read more
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Getting Started with iApps: A Conceptual Overview

F5's iApps provide admins and service desks a template solution for application deployment and management services. Read more
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A Catch from the Codeshare: F5 Analytics iApp

On the side of the road in northern Missouri just north of Mark Twain’s stomping grounds, there is a slice of hillside removed just to the side of the highway. In Arkansas, there’s a nondescript field tucked away in a state park. Short... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Understanding iApps

Understanding iApps iApps are powerful tools.  Used by roughly one third of all F5 customers, they perform input validation and apply complex business logic for configuring a wide variety of applications.   They hide complexity,... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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SDN: Network Scalability’s Secret Sauce

Scaling things seems like such a simple task, doesn’t it? Open a new checkout line. Call a new teller to the front. Hire another person.  But under the covers in technology land, where networking standards rule the roost, it really isn’t as... Read more
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Building Application Delivery Services from Templates using the REST API Part two.

In my last (horribly misspelled in earlier versions) blog post on this subject we looked at how to deploy a new application service from an iApp template using an iControl REST API call. So far so good. Now I want to update this application... Read more
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Building Application Delivery Services from Templates using the REST API (for People Like Me).

I’ve talked before about the value of Application Policies (AKA Service Templates, AKA iApp Templates). So has my esteemed colleague Nathan Pearce. We think they are pretty important, especially if you’re looking to deploy complex application... 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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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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The Power of the Proxy: Request Routing Memcached

There are three things today that an application needs to survive in today’s demanding world: scale, security, and performance. It is for both reasons of scale and performance that memcached has become such a popular solution in modern... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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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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F5 Friday: DevOps Tools and F5

I spent a lot of time waxing theoretical about how you can do this and that and the other thing (yes, THAT thing) using one of the many faces of F5 programmability. There’s our SOAP and REST API – iControl – and our smart templates, iApps, and o... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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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 DevCentral Solves Your BIG-IP Questions

In this lively chat at #F5Agility15, DevCentral members Joe Pruitt and Tony Hynes share a little history of how it has grown from a single server in 2003 to over 200,000 members today; how iRules, iControl, iCall and iControl interact wit... Read more
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HOT OFF THE PRESSES – VMware and F5 Hands-On-Lab Now Available!

VMware and F5 are proud to announce the availability of one of the first partner-centric labs utilizing VMware’s global Hands-On-Lab infrastructure. In close collaboration with the VMware End User Computing Technical Enablement team, the VMware... Read more
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Software Defined Transformation - Management and Orchestration with F5 Synthesis

In this article we will look at how F5 continues to deliver the Management and Orchestration solutions for deploying Application Delivery Controller (ADC) platform services. We will begin with explaining how F5 approached Management solutions and... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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BIG-IQ Grows UP

Today F5 is announcing a new F5® BIG-IQ™ 4.5. This release includes a new BIG-IQ component – BIG-IQ ADC. Version 4.5 isn't just another dot release. IMHO, this release should have been numbered 5.0. With this release, BIG-IQ is finally... Read more
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F5 Friday: Programmability in the Network, of the Network and by the Network

#SDAS #SDN #DevOps Programmability is an integral component of just about every emergent technology and trend today. Cloud? It's based on the ability of providers (public or private) to abstract, automate and orchestrate the network using... Read more
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