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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
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One Time Passwords via an SMS Gateway with BIG-IP Access Policy Manager

One time passwords, or OTP, are used (as the name indicates) for a single session or transaction.  The plus side is a more secure deployment, the downside is two-fold—first, most solutions involve a token system, which is costly i... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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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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Non-English DNS Request filtering via iRules

When talking about iRules there are many themes that come up: application fluency, flexibility, control, high-availability. Among the themes that are often related to iRules one of the most important, in my estimation, is the extremely granular... Read more
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LTM: HTTP Monitoring with POST Request

I recently discovered that you can use LTM's built in HTTP monitor template to send a POST request to a server to verify its health. It's surprisingly straightforward in comparison with the external monitor approach I've used in the... Read more
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Tech Tip: BIG-IP as Upgrade Facilitator

If you have machines behind your BIG-IP that are not load balanced, you still get a ton of benefits from their location. Virtualization is a big one, as is the number of metrics that are available in the BIG-IP. This Tech Tip focuses on a simple... Read more
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Conditioning iRule Logic on External Information - #01 - HTTP::retry

Customers frequently ask if they can condition their iRule logic on information retrieved real-time from an external source.  In most cases, you really can't. Most external calls are blocked If an external call were to take place inside... Read more
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iRule Maintenance Windows

A fun, but not well known, feature on BIG-IP is the Statistics Profile. This tech tip is the second in a series on how the Statistics Profile and iRules, when working together, can save time, productivity, and your sleep! The Scenario: Imagine... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews