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Getting started with the python SDK part 5: request parameters revisited

Last time out we looked at using request parameters. Stephan Manthey posted a comment on some of the advanced queries with the options parameter he uses and asked how they might be supported in the SDK. We’ll take the use cases one at a time, and... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What is Kubernetes?

In this latest episode of Lightboard Lessons, I cover an overview of Kubernetes, an open-source application container management system. Resources Here are some general information links, programming resources, as well as the excellent four-part... Read more
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Getting started with the python SDK part 4: working with request parameters

In the previous article in this series, we looked at how to work with statistics. In this article, we’ll mirror some of the naked query parameters covered in the Demystifying iControl REST part 3 article, but applied through the python... Read more
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Getting started with the python SDK part 3: working with statistics

In the previous article in this series, we looked at how to work with unnamed resources and commands. In this article, we’ll focus on working with statistics. Statistics abound throughout the BIG-IP, but we’ll narrow in on virtual and pool stats... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Getting started with the python SDK part 2: unnamed resources and commands

In the first article in this series we looked at the sdk installation steps, nomenclature, and basic BIG-IP instantiation. In this article, we’ll focus on unnamed resources and commands. Working with Unnamed Resources Unlike named resources like... Read more
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Getting Started with the f5-common-python SDK

In this article, I’ll cover the basics of installing the f5-common-python SDK and show how to utilize the core functionality. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: Automating SSL on BIG-IP with Let's Encrypt!

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I describe the Let's Encrypt automated certificate generation process and how to customize a hook script to automate the challenges and and certificate deployment. What is Let's Encrypt? Let’s... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

Demystifying iControl REST Part 7 - Understanding Transactions

iControl REST. It’s iControl SOAP’s baby, brother, introduced back in TMOS version 11.4 as an early access feature but released fully in version 11.5. Several articles on basic usage have been written about the rest interface so the intent here... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

BIG-IQ Central Management API automation and programmability - Workflow - Python

In conjuntion with the announcement of BIG-IQ 5.0 we are excited to bring the field greater flexibity when centrally managing BIG-IP devices utilizing well defined workflows and the BIG-IQ iControl REST API. We understand that automation and... Read more
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A Catch from the Codeshare: Python iRule Deployments

On the side of the road in northern Missouri just north of Mark Twain’s stomping grounds, there is a slice of hillside removed just to the side of the highway. In Arkansas, there’s a nondescript field tucked away in a state park. Short of word of... Read more
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F5 Friday: Python SDK for BIG-IP

We know programmability is important. Whether we’re talking about networking and SDN, or DevOps and APIs and templates, the most impactful technologies and trends today are those involving programmability. F5 is, as you’re no doubt aware, n... Read more
Average Rating: 4.0
6 Reviews

A Catch from the Codeshare: Connection Lists

This edition of a catch from the codeshare highlights connection table statistics via iControl REST and python. Read more
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Demystifying iControl REST Part 6: Token-Based Authentication

iControl REST. It’s iControl SOAP’s baby, brother, introduced back in TMOS version 11.4 as an early access feature but released fully in version 11.5. Several articles on basic usage have been written on iControl REST so the intent here isn’t... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Demystifying iControl REST Part 5: Transferring Files

This article will cover the details on how to transfer files to/from the BIG-IP using iControl REST and the python programming language.... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Demystifying iControl REST Part 4: Working with JSON Data

iControl REST. It’s iControl SOAP’s baby, brother, introduced back in TMOS version 11.4 as an early access feature but released fully in version 11.5. Several articles on basic usage have been written on iControl REST so the intent here isn’t... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

Demystifying iControl REST Part 3 - How to pass query parameters and tmsh options

iControl REST. It’s iControl SOAP’s baby, brother, introduced back in TMOS version 11.4 as an early access feature but released fully in version 11.5. Several articles on basic usage have been written on iControl REST (see the resources at the... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
5 Reviews

Demystifying iControl REST Part 2 - Understanding sub collections and how to use them

iControl REST. It’s iControl SOAP’s baby brother, introduced back in TMOS version 11.4 as an early access feature but was released fully in version 11.5. Several articles on basic usage have been written on iControl REST (see the resources at the... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Demystifying iControl REST Part 1 - Understanding the request URI

iControl REST. It’s iControl SOAP’s baby brother, introduced back in TMOS version 11.4 as an early access feature but was released fully in version 11.5.  Several articles on basic usage have been written on iControl REST (see the resources... Read more
Average Rating: 4.7
12 Reviews

Just "try" - iControl Exception Handling in Python

I've been working with the iControl REST interface on a few different things trying to get comfortable with the new kid on the block. One of the things I really like about the SOAP interface is the clear definition of objects. Whether or not... Read more
1 Review

Pinhole/Pinpoint DNS

Resident superman and F5er Joel Moses dropped a solution in the wiki several weeks back utilizing an iRule to intercept dns requests and respond with different answers than the name servers would provide. As he states in the wiki entry, one of the... Read more
1 Review

Graphing Performance Data with bigsuds

I was asked internally about some performance graphs with python, and while I've done some work with python and iControl over the years, but I've yet to take on graphing. Most of the python scripts I've written output results to the... Read more
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Managing BIG-IP Routes with the Python Bigsuds Library

Perusing the Q&A section of DevCentral a couple days ago, I noticed a question on adding routes from community member Richard: Is there a smart way to add a bunch of routes that doesn't mandate manual entry... (The JRahm paraphrase) ... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 03/04/2011

While the groundhog may have promised an early spring, we’re still feeling the chill here in Seattle. Naturally though that hasn’t impeded the content marching its way across DevCentral in the past weeks. We’ve had everything from awesome blogs... Read more
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2048-bit Infrastructure Impact Reporting Tool

A few weeks ago Lori nailed it with a post (The 2048-bit Keys to the Kingdom) on the coming forced migration to 2048-bit keys.  A few days prior, I got a call from “THE” Matt Cauthorn, DevCentral resident stud contributor L4L7 about the very... Read more
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