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Configuring Decision Logging for the F5 BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager

I was working on a GTM solution and with my limited lab I wanted to make sure that the decisions that F5 BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager made at the wideIP and pool level were as evident in the logs as they were consistent in my test results. It... Read more
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F5 Firewall Like No Other– Application-Centric Logging

F5 has always been an engineering-driven company. Sometimes this frustrates new sales people as they have to learn new technologies and come around to looking at the F5 way of doing things. So of course we made our firewall different, too. We... Read more
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iRules logging to multiple locations with ease

Some months back I was at an account where we were developing some iRules to provide logging detail. One of the complications was that some of the infrastructure to support remote logging was in the process of being implemented and was not... Read more
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20 Lines or Less #58: Spaces, Logging and Info

What could you do with your code in 20 Lines or Less? That's the question I like to ask for the DevCentral community, and every time I go looking to find cool new examples that show just how flexible and powerful iRules can be without getting... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 05/15/2012

The weeks have been good to us here in DevCentral land, and frankly to those of you out there looking for DevCentral-y goodness. With a little bit (or a lot) for everyone, we've recently seen topics from SPDY gateway announcements to log... Read more
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F5 Friday: Latency, Logging, and Sprawl

#v11 Logging, necessary for a variety of reasons in the data center, can consume resources and introduce undesirable latency. Avoiding that latency improves application performance and in some cases, the quality of logs. Logging. It’s... Read more
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Changing the BIG-IP Default Syslog-NG Facilities

DevCentral community member geffr had a problem. The BIG-IP Application Security Manager module logs to the local3 facility but he needs to send them to the local7 facility on a remote server. Before giving up entirely, he posted to this thread in... Read more
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A new day, a new dawn, a new…version

Happy Friday folks! I’m happy to report in that so far this morning I’ve been reading up on the latest version of LTM (10.2.1) that just got released, while rocking out to some (probably too loud) tunes, of course.  The new version is a dot... Read more
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Dire (Load Balancing) Straits: I Want My Client IP

load balancing fu for developers to avoid losing what is vital business data I want my client IP Now read the manuals that's the way you do it Give the IP to the SLB That ain't workin' that’s the way to do it Set... Read more
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BIG-IP Logging and Reporting Toolkit – part four

So far we’ve covered the initial problem, the players involved and one in-depth analysis of one of the options (splunk). Next let’s dig into Q1labs’ Qradar offering.  The first thing you’ll need to do, just like last time, is make sure you... Read more
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BIG-IP Logging and Reporting Toolkit – part three

In the first couple installments of this series we’ve talked about what we’re trying to accomplish, the vendor options we have available to us, their offerings, some strengths and weaknesses of each, etc. In this installment, we’re actually goin... Read more
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20 Lines or Less #37 - Hex, HTTPS, and SNATing

What could you do with your code in 20 Lines or Less? That's the question I ask (almost) every week for the devcentral community, and every week I go looking to find cool new examples that show just how flexible and powerful iRules can be... Read more
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BIG-IP Logging and Reporting Toolkit - part two

In this second offering from Joe Malek’s delve into some advanced configuration concepts, and more specifically the logging and reporting world, we take a look at the vendors that he investigated, what they offer, and how they integrate with F5... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 2/26/2010

The hits just keep on coming. Between the release of the LTM VE, some internal DC projects that are brewing, some new site stuff we're trying to polish up, and all that daily stuff that just keeps showing up out of nowhere, there has been no... Read more
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BIG-IP Logging and Reporting Toolkit - part one

Joe Malek, one of the many awesome engineers here at F5, took it upon himself to delve deeply into a very interesting but often unsung part of the BIG-IP advanced configuration world: logging and reporting. It’s my great pleasure to get to share... Read more
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20 Lines or Less #25

What could you do with your code in 20 Lines or Less? That's the question I ask (almost) every week, and every week I go looking to find cool new examples that show just how flexible and powerful iRules can be without getting in over your... Read more
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iRuleによるCentralized logging

iRulesのロギング機能を紹介します。   この機能により、BIG-IPでCentralized loggingを管理できます。 たとえば、100台のサーバのログを1つずつ管理・確認するよりも、1台のログ専用サーバでまとめて実施できるようになります。ログのフォーマットを変更したい場合は100台ではなく、1台での変更で済みます。   また、iRulesの柔軟性により自由にログのフォーマットを決められます。 以下の例ではApache web... Read more
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20 Lines or Less #19

What could you do with your code in 20 Lines or Less? That's the question I ask (almost) every week, and every week I go looking to find cool new examples that show just how flexible and powerful iRules can be without getting in over your... Read more
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More iRules logging enhancements!

LTM 9.4.3 hf3 and LTM v9.4.4 include support for remote syslog messages larger than 1K.  The new maximum message size is configurable up to 64K, as per the recent IETF Draft proposed by the syslog Working Group. (1K was the maximum messag... Read more
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iRule: Logging lb failures

The question here was how to log a lb failure (no nodes available) but not on every connection. It would preferably log an error every 50 lb failures. unRuleY responded with the following rule that will go a step further and create an array th... Read more
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