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TCP Configuration Just Got Easier: Autobuffer Tuning

Picking the right buffer size can be hard. Turning on autobuffer tuning is easy. Read more
2 Reviews

Proxy Models in Container Environments

Inline, side-arm, reverse, and forward. These used to be the terms we used to describe the architectural placement of proxies in the network.   Today, containers use some of the same terminology, but are introducing new ones. That’s an... Read more
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Using F5 BIG-IP and Solace Open Data Movement technology for MQTT message routing and delivery

The "Internet of Things" (IoT) has the potential to not just impact the way we live and work, but to disrupt entire industries. Some of the major industries that are driving innovation in IoT include manufacturing, transportation, and... 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

How Containers Scale – Service Mesh versus Traditional Architecture

Containers continue to be a hot topic. Some claim they are on the verge of a meteoric rise to dominate the data center. Others find them only suitable for cloud. And still others are waiting patiently to see if containers is the SDN of app... Read more
1 Review

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
2 Reviews

Tightening the Security of HTTP Traffic Part 3

Part 3:   Headers to remove   Server and X-Powered-by headers The Server and X-Powered-By headers:  Should be removed or changed These are added by default by some web servers such as apache, nginx, Express,…   Example:... Read more
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Tightening the Security of HTTP Traffic Part 2

This is the second part of this article which provides guidelines for tightening the security of http traffic by leveraging the power of F5 Big-IP and  iRules to include the latest HTTP security headers to all HTTP responses. Read more
2 Reviews

Practical Protocol Primer: How an app proxy works with HTTP

The introduction of containers and clustering, with its self-contained ecosystem of load balancers, ingress controllers, and proxies can be confusing. That’s because they insert themselves into a well-understood, connection-oriented flow (TCP)... Read more
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BIG-IP APM with Horizon 7.x HTML5 gets a Hotfix For Updated Code

Provide a Technical update on some new hotfixes that were rolled out to resolve some issues with HTML5 connectivity with Horizon 7.1 and 7.2 with APM. Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: BIG-IP Cookie Persistence Values

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

Zero to F5-CTS LTM Certified!

It’s been nearly a year since the DevCentral team wrestled the 101 exam to the mat at Agility 2016. This last week, I finished the road to the F5 Certified Technology Specialist Local Traffic Manager (F5-CTS LTM) certification, with a passing... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
6 Reviews

BIG-IP Upgrades Part 4 - Performing the Software Installation

On a Big-IP in the Standby state (if there are more than one Big-IP in the device group), perform the following:Note: Verify the device is still in the Standby state and not Offline (unless purposely) or Active. Log in to the Configuration... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
5 Reviews

BIG-IP Upgrades Part 3 - Versions, Misconceptions and a Back-Out Plan

To What Big-IP Versions Can I Upgrade? Big-IP 10.x can be upgraded to any version of 11.x given your hardware supports the new version. Big-IP 11.x can be upgraded to any version of 12.x given your hardware supports the new version. You canno... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

BIG-IP Upgrades Part 2 - Upgrade Behavior

How Big-IP Upgrades Work Software images can be installed to any software volume except the running volume. This behavior ensures the running software volume is available should a need arise to revert to the prior Big-IP version and... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

BIG-IP Upgrades Part 1 - Preparation

The information is this series is meant to help a Big-IP administrator complete a software upgrade. I have assisted with hundreds of Big-IP upgrades and hope to help you complete the task as smoothly as possible. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
6 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

Load Balancing VMware Identity Manager Integration Guide is now Ready!

Learn how to deploy F5 BIG-IP LTM/APM/DNS with various VMware End-User-Computing based products. Read more
0 Reviews

‘Fast’ API and Application Routing

Proxy API and Application traffic at high speeds with F5 BIG-IP. Lori MacVittie explains how. Read more
1 Review

Single Sign-On (SSO) to Legacy Web Apps Using BIG-IP & VMware Workspace ONE

A few months back VMware announced a joint collaborative effort on delivering even more applications to their Workspace One suite utilizing F5 BIG-IP APM to act as an authentication translator from SAML to legacy Kerberos and header-based web... Read more
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Calico, Kubernetes and BIG-IP

Learn how to get F5's BIG-IP up in front of your applications with Calico and Kubernetes. Read more
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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
2 Reviews

A New and Better Nagle Algorithm

We've souped up the automatic setting for Nagle's Algorithm. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

Managing a Service with the F5 App Services Integration iApp and the F5 Marathon BIG-IP Controller

A step-by-step example for managing a service with the F5 App Services Integration iApp and the F5 Marathon BIG-IP Controller Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Perfect Forward Secrecy

Perfect Forward Secrecy allows encrypted communication to stay secure forever. This security feature is available on all newer versions of BIG-IP. Read more
1 Review