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Lightboard Lessons: What is "The Cloud"?

The Cloud is an often misunderstood term, but it's an important part of web application delivery today. Cloud providers can deliver significant advantages (cost, security, performance, etc) over traditional hosted environments. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: SSL Visibility - The Ultimate Inline Inspection Architecture

Now that the majority of web traffic is encrypted with Forward Secret ciphers, how do you monitor your incoming web traffic for threats? Join guest host David Holmes again this week for another Lightboard Lesson on the ultimate SSL visibility... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: SSL Visibility - The Ultimate Passive Inspection Architecture

Join DevCentral guest host David Holmes as he details the ultimate passive inspection architecture in this latest episode of Lightboard Lessons! Read more
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Post of the Week: Blocking a Specific URI

In this "Post of the Week" video, we show how to block a specific URI using a custom ASM signature and an iRule. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Mac Masquerade

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons,  Jason dives in to Mac Masquerade, which is a user-configured unique mac address to be shared by BIG-IPs for high availability purposes. Resources K3523: Choosing a unique mac address for Mac... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Credential Stuffing

The essence of the Credential Stuffing problem centers around the fact that lots and lots of user credentials have been stolen from many different places.  An attacker will take stolen credentials from one place and try to "stuff" them into another Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Connecting Cars with BIG-IP

I light up how BIG-IP and Solace work together in a MQTT connected car infrastructure. ps Related: Using F5 BIG-IP and Solace Open Data Movement technology for MQTT message routing and delivery Lightboard Lessons: What is MQTT? Read more
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Post of the Week: HTTP Redirect using Datagroups

John discusses HTTP redirects using datagroups and iRules. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: F5 DNS Order of Operations

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, Jason covers the order in which all the fantastic services available within the F5 DNS offering are processed. Resources K14510: Overview of DNS query processing on BIG-IP systems Lightboard Lessons: Life of... Read more
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Post of the Week: BIG-IP Upgrades

Many of our DevCentral users have asked about BIG-IP upgrades.  In this "Post of the Week" video, we discuss some things to think about and some cool tips to consider as you upgrade from one version to another. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What is HTTP?

In this Lightboard Lesson, I light up some #basics about HTTP. HTTP defines the structure of messages between web components such as browser or command line clients, servers like Apache or Nginx, and proxies like the BIG-IP. ps Related: What is... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Dynamic AFM Policy Selection Based on Geolocation

For some web applications, you need a separate network firewall policy for users from different geographic locations.  Using the power of iRules and VIP-targeting-VIP solutions, you can dynamically select an AFM policy based on source IP geolocation. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: CPU Hyper-Threads and TMM

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, Jason details how BIG-IP’s Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) utilizes Intel’s Hyper-Threading Technology and the impacts depending on the version of TMOS. In versions before 11.5, each hyper-thread... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Lightboard Lessons: What is BIG-IQ?

In this Lightboard Lesson, I light up many of the tasks you can do with BIG-IQ, BIG-IQ centralizes management, licensing, monitoring, and analytics for your dispersed BIG-IP infrastructure. If you have more than a few F5 BIG-IP's within your... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: BIG-IP ASM Layered Policies

In this Lightboard Lesson, I light up some use cases for BIG-IP ASM Layered Policies available in BIG-IP v13. With Parent and Child policies, you can: Impose mandatory policy elements on multiple policies; Create multiple policies with baseline... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: F5 BIG-IP DNS (GTM) iQuery Protocol Overview

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I introduce iQuery, the F5 proprietary protocol utilized by BIG-IP DNS to exchange system configuration with other BIG-IP DNS systems and performance metrics with all other BIG-IP systems configured to do... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: BIG-IP Cookie Persistence Values

Learn how the BIG-IP calculates cookie persistence values! Read more
Average Rating: 4.5
3 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: What is BIG-IP APM?

In this Lightboard, I light up some lessons on BIG-IP Access Policy Manager. BIG-IP APM provides granular access controls to discreet applications and networks supporting 2FA and federated identity management. You can also check out Chase's... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
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Lightboard Lessons: Attack Mitigation with F5 Silverline

In this Lightboard Lesson, I describe how F5 Silverline Cloud-based Platform can help mitigate DDoS and other application attacks both on-prem and in the cloud with the Hybrid Signaling iApp. Learn how both on-premises and the cloud can work... Read more
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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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Lightboard Lessons: BIG-IP in the private cloud

In this episode, Jason transitions from last week’s public cloud overview to discuss private cloud options.  Resources BIG-IP deployments using Ansible in private and public clouds Flashback Friday: The Many Faces of Cloud F5 Private Cloud... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Intro to VIPRION

The F5 BIG-IP platform has tremendous flexibility, offering virtual editions and a line of appliances and chassis. In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, we’ll introduce the chassis platform, which we call VIPRION. What else would you like us to... Read more
Average Rating: 4.2
3 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: Unexpected Side Effects of Perfect Forward Secrecy

Perfect Forward Secrecy is a great security feature for web applications, but it can have some unexpected side effects. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What is BIG-IP?

In the early days of F5, BIG/IP was our original load balancer. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: BIG-IP DNS Load Balancing Intro

This episode of Lightboard Lessons introduces the big picture of BIG-IP DNS load balancing. Resources BIG-IP DNS Concepts Read more
2 Reviews