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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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AWS Auto Scale Group to F5 BIG-IP via a webhook

Traditionally a Networking Engineer/Operator makes configuration changes on a BIG-IP. In a cloud environment, like Amazon Web Services (AWS), we expect that the infrastructure will propagate the changes without the need for manua... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

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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Introducing the New DevCentral Codeshare

Back in 2006, DevCentral was just a toddler. The great thing about toddlers is they grow like crazy, constantly learning new things and building skills at a rapid pace. Such was the case for us. I was a customer at the time and I got a call from... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Whiteboard Wednesday: iCall Overview

Jason takes a high level view of the iCall event-based automation system on F5 BIG-IP.  Resources Articles iCall Introduction Configuration Backups Disable Interface on Unavailable Pool Codeshare Samples  Technorati Tags: icall, f5... 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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F5 Friday: What is Control Plane Scripting?

#DevOps #SDN And more importantly, what can I do with it?  So within the realm of software-defined (everything) and DevOps one can find lengthy (and often in depth) discussions on the relevance and indeed importance of programmability to... Read more
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2 Minute Tech Tip: Tclsh

You have 2 quick minutes to spare, right?  You can learn something really cool about F5 technology!  In this edition of two minute tech tips, you can learn how tclsh can be a great tool for your development toolbox. iRules, iApps, iCall,... Read more
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DevCentral Top 5: Sep 22, 2014

Here we are again...that fateful and glorious moment when we get to highlight the "best of the best" articles from DevCentral.  As you know, DevCentral produces more awesome content than any other community out there, so sit back,... Read more
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You Want Action on a Threshold Violation? Use iCall!

iCall has been around since the 11.4 release, yet there seems to be a prevailing gap in awareness of this amazing functionality in BIG-IP. A blog I wrote last year covers the overview of the iCall system, but in brief, it provides event-based... Read more
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VMworld 2014 – F5 Management Plug-in for vCenter Orchestrator (feat Munson)

Kent Munson, F5 Principal Solution Engineer, explains why the F5 Management Plug-in for vCenter Orchestrator won Best Partner Solution – VMworld 2014 – in the Cloud Automation category. The F5 Management Plug-in for vCenter Orchestrator provides... Read more
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iCall, Dynamic Rate Limits, and You

This iCall thing is pretty darn powerful. If you haven't heard about it yet, you should really go check it out. Fortunately, on DevCentral, there is a plethora of info to get you started. Might I recommend: iCall IntroductioniCall Q... Read more
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F5 Automated Backups - The Right Way

Hi all,   Often I've been scouring the devcentral fora and codeshares to find that one piece of handywork that will drastically simplify my automated backup needs on F5 devices. Based on the works of Jason Rahm in his post "Third... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Habitually Successful Delivery

#devops We usually call it "continuous" but we really want is for deployment to be habitual and, more importantly, successful.  It's that time of the year, when resolutions promising grand changes in our lives are made - and... Read more
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RSA 2014: API Integration (feat Marshall)

With software defining everything these days, Corey Marshall, F5 Security Solution Architect, discusses F5 API’s and how they integrate with other technology solutions. He talks about iCall, iRules, iControl and iApps and where each is applicable.... Read more
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Top5 08/30/2013

From making heroes and rock stars, to a complete interface facelift, to throwing up the horns and rocking out (the dude abides, by the way, most certainly), DevCentral has undergone more than a few small changes since the last Top5 hit the waves... Read more
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iCall Triggers - Invalidating Cache from iRules

iCall is BIG-IP's all new (as of BIG-IP version 11.4) event-based automation system for the control plane. Previously, I wrote up the iCall system overview, as well as an article on the use of a periodic handler for automating backups. This... Read more
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Third Time's the Charm: BIG-IP Backups Simplified with iCall

SyntaxHighlighter.all(); Backing up the BIG-IP Configuration is something I've written about a couple times (here and here) previously. Well, third time's the charm, thanks to the new iCall feature in the 11.4 release. This time, I'v... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

F5 Friday: You Will Appsolutely Love v11

#v11 #iApp #devops Bring dev and ops closer together to enable IT as a Service and repeatable, consistent application deployments.  The overriding theme of BIG-IP v11 is its focus on applications. From security to availability to management... Read more
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So Yeah, Regex is Bad

Don’t get me wrong, regex is awesome, and entirely useful—sometimes it’s the only option, it’s just not the best tool of choice for wire speed applications.  Often the sys-admin and network type converts to BIG-IP will find the regexp tcl... Read more
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iRule Topic Suggestions

It's no surprise to any of you that aren't just tuning in that I'm a bit of an iRules guy.  I love the stuff, and I work with them pretty often.  As such most of the articles that I write here have to do in some way with... Read more
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The Networking ABC's - A through Z

In yesterday's post, I finished up my Networking ABC's with the final post of Z.  For those of you who can't find my ABCs tag list on my blog, I figured I'd list them all for you in one place.  A is for AuthB is for... Read more
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The Networking ABC's - T is for TCL

Today's letter in the Networking ABC's is the letter "T".  Other words beginning with "T" that would have worked today are TACACS, TMM, trunk, TCP, throughput, traffic, and ToS.  But, being a developer a... Read more
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There's a new Search kid in town

One of the core components of anything on the Internet is Search and DevCentral is no exception.  We've had search implemented in one form or another on DevCentral since it's inception but we've struggled with the accuracy a... Read more
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