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Converting a Cisco ACE configuration file to F5 BIG-IP Format

In September, Cisco announced that it was ceasing development and pulling back on sales of its Application Control Engine (ACE) load balancing modules.  Customers of Cisco’s ACE product line will now have to look for a replacement product t... Read more
Average Rating: 4.4
5 Reviews

Quick Start: Application Delivery Fundamentals

On DevCentral we often focus on the out of the box solutions. iRules, iControl, iApps and more are fantastic and exciting technologies, but there's a lot that goes into making an F5 device work before you even get to play with so... Read more
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DevCentral Architecture

Everyone has surely (don’t call me Shirley!) at least been exposed to THE CLOUD by now.  Whether it’s the—I’ll go with interesting—“to the cloud!” commercials or down in the nuts and bolts of hypervisors and programmatic interfaces for... Read more
1 Review

F5 Friday: Secure Data in Flight

#bigdata #infosec Fat apps combined with SSL Everywhere strategies suggest a need for more powerful processing in the application delivery tier  According to Netcraft, who tracks these kinds of things, SSL usage has doubled from 2008 and... Read more
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VMworld 2012: VMware Ready Program

I meet with Frank Strobel, F5 Business Development Manager about F5’s participation in the VMware Ready Program.  We discuss the deep integration between F5 and VMware solutions.   Dateline: Moscone Center - San Francisco. ... Read more
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DHCP Relay Virtual Server

BIG-IP LTM version 11.1 introduces the DHCP Relay Virtual Server. Previously, it was possible to forward the requests with a set of extensive iRules that probed deeply into the ways of binary, but with the new virtual server style, it is trivial... Read more
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Deploying BIG-IP VE in VMware vCloud Director

Beginning with BIG-IP version 11.2, you may have noticed a new package in the Virtual Edition downloads folder for vCloud Director 1.5. VMware’s vCloud Director is a software solution enabling enterprises to build multi-tenant private clouds. Each... Read more
1 Review

F5 Friday: Lessons from (IT) Geese

Birds migrate in flocks, which means every individual has the support of others. IT often migrates alone – but it doesn’t have to. “Lessons from Geese” has been around a long time. It is often cited and referenced, particularly with respect... Read more
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Complexity Drives Consolidation

The growing complexity of managing more users from more places using more devices will drive consolidation efforts – but maybe not in the way you think.  Pop quiz time. Given three sets of three items each, how many possible combinations... Read more
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Drive Identity Into Your Network with F5 Access Solutions

This webinar focuses on F5 Access solutions that provide high availability, acceleration and security benefits critical to your organization.  Running time: 55:51 ps ... Read more
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Who In The World Are You?

Steven Wright has said, 'It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it.' The world is getting smaller with today's 24/7 global marketplace. Businesses have offices and employees around the world to serve the needs of the... Read more
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Ixia Xcellon-Ultra XT-80 validates F5 Network's VIPRION 2400 SSL Performance

Courtesy IxiaTested YouTube ChannelRyan Kearny, VP of Product Development at F5 Networks, explains how Ixia's Xcellon-Ultra XT80, high-density application performance platform was is used to test and verify the performance limits of the... Read more
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Interop 2011 - TMCNet Interview

This time I’m on the other side as Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMCnet, interviews me at Interop.  We talk about the VIPRION 2400, vCMP, F5 in the Interop NOC, BIG-IP as a strategic point of control and some other market... Read more
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Interop 2011 - IXIA and VIPRION 2400 Performance Test

I drop by the IXIA booth and Sashi Jeyaretnam, Product Manager with IXIA, demos the performance test validating the VIPRION 2400 ADC's performance numbers - 200,000 TPS, 160 Gbps application traffic throughput and 2 million http connections... Read more
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In 5 Minutes or Less - Enterprise Manager v2.2

Check out some of the new features in Enterprise Manager v2.2 like Predefined Reports, SSL TPS Utilization, Custom Views, Custom Monitors, Alerts and Reports, EM Virtual Edition, Bulk actions and more.Enterprise Manager is a centralized management... Read more
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BIG-IP Configuration Conversion Scripts

Two of our biggest internal contributors, Kirk Bauer and John Alam, are at it again with a handful of perl scripts aimed at easing your migration from some of the “other guys” to BIG-IP.  While they aren’t going to map every nook and cranny... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Friendly URL Redirection Scaling via iRules

The concept of a friendly URL is a pretty simple one. Basically you want to make things in your application, on your website, etc. easier to access. This stems from the fact that most applications these days make use of increasingly complex paths... Read more
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Simplify VMware View Deployments

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) or the ability to deliver desktops as a managed service is an attractive and cost effective solution to mange a corporate desktop environment.  The success of virtual desktop deployments hinges on the user... Read more
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10 Ways to HA (and counting): a treatise on BIG-IP high availability

I had a conversation with someone not too long ago on the subject of BIG-IP high availability. BIG-IP is primarily a load balancer, so some forms of high availability (load balancing across multiple web servers for instance) are obvious.... Read more
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“Lights Out” in the Cloud

Options begin to emerge to address a real management issue with virtualized workloads in public cloud computing . Anyone familiar with enterprise-class infrastructure and servers knows that lights-out management is a must-have; not just in the... Read more
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Troubleshooting TLS Problems With ssldump

Introduction Transport Layer Security (TLS) is used to secure network communications between two hosts. TLS largely replaced SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) starting in 1999, but many browsers still provide backwards compatibility for SSL version 3.... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
6 Reviews

F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager and Oracle Access Manager Integration - Part 2

A demonstration of how BIG-IP Access Policy Manager and Oracle Access Manager are integrated along with steps on how to configure the BIG-IP APM. If you missed it, Part 1 can be viewed: F5 Access Policy Manager & Oracle Access Manager... Read more
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