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F5 Friday: Top 5 vROps Dashboards to Monitor your BIG-IP Environment

By: Matthew Rumph, Blue Medora   Originally released on September 2015 and updated last month, Blue Medora's VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for F5 BIG-IP brings F5 BIG-IP monitoring to a new level. Integrating with VMware... Read more
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HTTPS SNI Monitoring How-to

Hi, You may or may not already have encountered a webserver that requires the SNI (Server Name Indication) extension in order to know which website it needs to serve you. It comes down to "if you don't tell me what you want, I'll... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Monitoring APM Session Limit Availability from GTM

F5er Harry Kleinbourg came up with a great solution for monitoring the availability of BIG-IP APM targets not just based on the availability of the virtual service but also on its ability to handle service based on the licensed session limits... Read more
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Completely Unscientific Hybrid Cloud Survey Results from Gartner DC 2012

#gartnerdc Presenters asked, attendees responded, I compiled.   Of COURSE you know I have something to say about these results, particularly with respect to the definition of "cloud bridges" comprising a variety of features... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 12/5/2012

This edition of the Top5 is brought to you in part by: insomnia, and the letter "Q". Of course, it's brought to you even more by killer (as in cool, not as in sentient and blood thirsty) technology and wicked cool articles, blog... Read more
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Back to Basics: Health Monitors and Load Balancing

#webperf #ado Because every connection counts One of the truisms of architecting highly available systems is that you never, ever want to load balance a request to a system that is down. Therefore, some sort of health (status) monitoring is... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
5 Reviews

1024 Words: Application Health Monitoring at a Glance

It's not enough to measure connectivity or even status codes… See also Axiom #1 of the Three Axioms of Application Delivery 1024 Words: Why Devops is Hard 1024 Words: The Theory of (Performance) Relativity  ... Read more
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Monitoring Your Network with PRTG - API Automation

Articles in this series: Monitoring Your Network with PRTG - Overview, Installation, and Configuration Monitoring Your Network with PRTG - Custom Sensors Part 1 Monitoring Your Network with PRTG - Custom Sensors Part 2 Monitoring Your Networ... Read more
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Filling the SLA Gap in the Cloud

#webperf #ado Meeting user expectations of fast and available applications becomes more difficult as you relinquish more and more control… User expectations with respect to performance are always a concern for IT. Whether it's monitoring... Read more
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Visibility: Keystone to Rapid Recovery Everywhere

#caim Because knowing is half the battle in application performance management One of the processes used to determine the root cause of a problem by Six Sigma is called The Five Whys. In a nutshell, it's a method of continually asking... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 10/23/2012

The pace around the DevCentral team could often be referred to as many things, but none of them would be anything even mildly resembling "slow". Hurried, hectic, frenetic, insane...many things, but never slow. There's so much to do,... Read more
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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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Does Cloud Solve or Increase the 'Four Pillars' Problem?

It has long been said – often by this author – that there are four pillars to application performance: Memory CPU Network Storage As soon as you resolve one in response to application response times, another becomes the bottleneck, even if you... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 10/09/2012

Persistence is a term that is quite commonly thrown around when talking about application delivery. There are all sorts of different kinds of persistence; from client address to cookie to some customized, specific variant that requires an iRule... Read more
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Of Escalators and Network Traffic

Escalators are an interesting first world phenomenon. While not strictly necessary anywhere, they still turn up all over in most first-world countries. The key to their popularity is, no doubt, the fact that they move traffic much more quickly... Read more
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Monitoring Your Network with PRTG - Custom Notifications

Articles in this series: Monitoring Your Network with PRTG - Overview, Installation, and Configuration Monitoring Your Network with PRTG - Custom Sensors Part 1 Monitoring Your Network with PRTG - Custom Sensors Part 2 In past articles, ... Read more
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The Problem with Consumer Cloud Services...

…is that they're consumer #cloud services. While we're all focused heavily on the challenges of managing BYOD in the enterprise, we should not overlook or understate the impact of consumer-grade services within the enterprise. Just as... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 09/25/2012

If ever there were a time that my proverbial tank were on empty in regards to my knowledge of the goodness that DevCentral brings the eager F5 using boys and girls of the world, all I would have to do is go on the road for a couple of days to User... Read more
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F5 Friday: Devops for DNS

#devops #cloud Managing a global presence – especially in the cloud – can introduce additional complexity. Back in the day when virtualization and cloud were just making waves, one of the first challenges made obvious was managing IP... Read more
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Monitoring Your Network with PRTG - Custom Sensors Part 2

Articles in this series: Monitoring Your Network with PRTG - Overview, Installation, and Configuration Monitoring Your Network with PRTG - Custom Sensors Part 1 In my last “Custom Sensors Part 1” article, I covered what sensors are, the... Read more
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A More Practical View of Cloud Brokers

#cloud The conventional view of cloud brokers misses the need to enforce policies and ensure compliance During a dinner at VMworld organized by Lilac Schoenbeck of BMC, we had the chance to chat up cloud and related issues with Kia Behnia, CTO... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 09/11/2012

Coming to you from the late night station here at DC Productions, somewhere between Skrillex's latest remix and Firefly reruns (because why not make the fictional broadcasting giant multimedia enabled?), this soothing transmission of geeky... Read more
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F5 Friday: Automating Operations with F5 and VMware

#cloud #virtualization #vmworld #devops Integrating F5 and VMware with the vCloud Ecosystem Framework to achieve automated operations A third of IT professionals, when asked about the status of their IT cross-collaboration efforts1 (you know,... Read more
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Monitoring Your Network with PRTG - Custom Sensors Part 1

Articles in this series: Monitoring Your Network with PRTG - Overview, Installation, and Configuration In my first article in this series, I talked about the PRTG Network Monitor from Paessler and how we decided to use it for our DevCentra... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 08/28/2012

Captain Hammer himself would blush at the pure power presently portrayed in these paragraphs. Packed palpably and purified profusely to promote practical postulation and pontification, this week's Top5 has the goods to bring 'em all to the... Read more
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