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The Power of Source Address

Way back in TMOS v11.3, the “Source Address” field was added to the configurable items on a Virtual Server. While this feature was added to help with one thing, it turns out that it can be used in other creative and powerful ways... Read more
Average Rating: 4.7
4 Reviews

OCSP through an outbound explicit proxy

This article explores one method for allowing LTM and APM OCSP requests to pass through an outbound explicit proxy. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

What is HTTP Part VII - OneConnect

In the last article in this What is HTTP? series we finished covering the settings in the HTTP profile itself. This week, we begin the transition to technologies that support, enhance, optimize, secure, and (insert your descriptive qualifier... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
5 Reviews

Webinar: Manage F5 BIG-IP Infrastructure with Puppet

Webinar-1: introduction to managing F5 BIG-IP Infrastructure with Puppet Read more
1 Review

Extracting X-Forwarded-For in Node.js

In a perfect world, developers would never need to know how a request go to their app. But we live on the Internet, where end-to-end protocols are used to transport messages across networks that are point-to-point, not end-to-end. Each point is... Read more
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Webinar on automating F5 workflows using Ansible Tower

Hello everyone, its time again to join F5 and Ansible for our 3rd joint webinar https://www.ansible.com/webinars-training/from-70-networking-tasks-to-a-single-click-by-wwt-building-f5-solution-with-ansible-toweron Monday Nov ember 13th from 11AM... 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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TCP Configuration Just Got Easier: Autobuffer Tuning

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

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
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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
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