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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
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Duplicating BIG-IP Objects

Late last night as I was heading to bed I checked twitter (send help, I need an intervention STAT!) and noticed a comment about how to copy a virtual server. I answered in short and he has already arrived at a solution, but I thought this... Read more
2 Reviews

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
2 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: What is Kubernetes?

In this latest episode of Lightboard Lessons, I cover an overview of Kubernetes, an open-source application container management system. Resources Here are some general information links, programming resources, as well as the excellent four-part... 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
3 Reviews

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

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: 4.7
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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Join Us for an Upcoming F5 BIG-IP and Cisco CloudCenter Webinar

Details on how to join a F5 and Cisco joint webinar on March 27, where we will present BIG-IP and CloudCenter integration. Read more
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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

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

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
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

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
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

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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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
2 Reviews

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

F5 BIG-IP + Cisco Tetration: Application Centric Visibility

F5 BIG-IP provides Cisco Tetration L4-L7 insight with the integration of Tetration Open API. Read more
0 Reviews

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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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
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Flashback Friday: The Death of SOA Has (Still) Been Greatly Exaggerated

Late in 2008, I posited that the death of SOA had been greatly exaggerated. A few months later we pointed out that Anne Thomas Manes of the Burton Group declared SOA officially dead on January 1, 2009, but maintains that "although the word... Read more
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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

F5 and Ansible Integration webinar

Register for the F5 and Ansible joint webinar on Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT. In this webinar, you will learn everything you will need, to get started on using Ansible modules to deploy secure applications on the F5 BIG-IP. We will follow up with the Ansible F5-modules that are being developed Read more
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Creating FQDN Nodes via iControl REST

A question came up in Q&A concerning the iControl REST interface. When the requestor is using python, I try to point them to the f5-common-python sdk that has been available for nearly a year now. It is under constant development and we try to... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews