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Configuring Smart Card Authentication to BIG-IP Management Interface

How do we smart card enable our BIG-IP management interface? DevCentral shows how it's done. I will also share some troubleshooting steps, logs and tools I used to overcome my issues while attempting this. So, with that, let's get started. Read more
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What is HTTP Part V - HTTP Profile Basic Settings

In the first four parts of this series on HTTP, we laid the foundation for understanding what’s to come. In this article, we’ll focus on the basic settings in the BIG-IP HTTP profile. Before we dive into the HTTP-specific settings, however, let’s... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
4 Reviews

It's All About The 12s: B4450 vCMP Guest Support Adds New Guest Options

The recent release of version 13.0 enabled a capability on the B4450 which had been dormant up until now: vCMP support. With 13.0, running up to 12 guests per blade is now supported, yielding 96 guests in an 8-slot chassis, the C4800... Read more
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Time to Get Prepping for the F5 Certification 201 Exam

Less than a month after gaining some cred (and relief) from passing the F5 Certification 101 exam, the DevCentral team is now embarking on our 201-TMOS Administration journey. The 201-TMOS Administration exam is the second exam required to achieve... Read more
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iHealth Upgrade Advisor: Making upgrades a little easier

Whether it is upgrading the firmware on a switch, the OS on a server, an important business application or the software on a BIG-IP, performing upgrades is something that makes almost all IT Admins and Network Engineers nervous. We’ve learned from... Read more
Average Rating: 4.6
8 Reviews

Nutanix Blog post on How to Install F5 BIG-IP on Nutanix AHV

So Jason Burns from Nutanix recently published a blog on the Nutanix Next community, which details how to install an F5 BIG-IP on the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor. You can read it here. Jason worked with me, and using my Installing BIG-IP on... Read more
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It is Election Season: Vote F5 Networks for OpenStack Summit Sessions

Hey all, It is that time again to vote up your favorite F5 Networks presenters at this years OpenStack Summit. F5 will be in Austin this April with things to say. Do you want to come hear those things? Oh you do. Then it is time to vote for the... Read more
1 Review

Horizontal Scale BIG-IP Device Service Cluster (DSC) with Software Defined Networking (SDN) enabled Hardware.

Here at F5’s Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) team we constantly think out of the box. Well, mostly, there are no boxes at all.  I say mostly, as when looking at Software Defined Networking (SDN) switches and our programmable TMOS... Read more
2 Reviews

Is TCP's Nagle Algorithm Right for Me?

The Nagle algorithm is one of TCP's most subtle mechanisms. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

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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F5 Friday: BIG-IP Solutions for Microsoft Private Cloud

#cloud #MMS2012 #devops   Five of the top six services critical to cloud are application delivery services and available with F5 BIG-IP. The big news at MMS 2012 was focused on private cloud and Microsoft’s latest solutions in the... Read more
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F5 Friday: Workload Optimization with F5 and IBM PureSystems

#IBMPureSystems #devops #cloud Optimizing and assuring availability of applications is critical to the success of any application architecture This week IBM announced its next-generation platform, IBM PureSystems. IBM PureSystems comprise a fully... Read more
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F5 Friday: Doing VDI, Only Better

#F5 does #VDI, and it does it better. There are three core vendors and protocols supporting VDI today. Microsoft with RDP, Citrix with ICA, and VMware with PCoIP. For most organizations a single vendor approach has been necessary, primarily... Read more
2 Reviews

F5 Friday: What’s Inside an F5?

Is it Linux? Is it third-party? Is it proprietary? Isn’t #vcmp just a #virtualization platform? Just what is inside an F5 BIG-IP that makes it go vroom? Over the years I’ve seen some pretty wild claims about what, exactly, is “inside” a BIG-IP... Read more
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Dynamic Attack Protection and Access Control with BIG-IP v11

We try to offer many learning opportunities thru webinars so if there are other topics you’re interested in, there are some links below but also check out the F5 WebCasts page along with DevCentral’s Media site.  We also post video content to... Read more
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F5 BIG-IP Platform Security

When creating any security-enabled network device, development teams must fully investigate security of the device itself to ensure it cannot be compromised.  A gate provides no security to a house if the gap between the bars is large enough... Read more
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Remember When Hand Carts Were State Of The Art? Me either.

Funny thing about the advancement of technology, in most of the modern world we enshrine it, spend massive amounts of money to find “the next big thing”, and act as if change is not only inevitable, but rapid. The truth is that change i... Read more
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London IPEXPO 2011

I meet with F5 Sr. Systems Engineer Rob Haynes at the London IPExpo to show a little about what F5 is sharing at one of England's largest IT Infrastructure Conferences.</p> <p><font... Read more
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Automation Is Not Your Enemy.

Sun Tzu wrote that you cannot win if you do not know your enemy and yourself. In his sense, he was talking about knowing your army and its capabilities, but this rule seriously applies to nearly every endeavor, and certainly every competitiv... Read more
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F5 Friday: Sync, Share, and Scale

#v11 ScaleN breaks out of the traditional infrastructure scalability mold We previously introduced ScaleN but we didn’t really dig into how it’s enabled, other than to mention it’s been made possible in part by leveraging F5’s vCMP (virtual... Read more
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F5 Friday: No DNS? No … Anything.

#v11 DNS remains one of the most critical – and necessarily public – services within the data center. Neglect its security at your own peril…. DNS is still like your mom. Too often underappreciated and taken for granted, DNS – like many network... Read more
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VMworld 2011: Multi-Site Application Deployment with vSphere & vCloud Director

I get F5's Sr. Solution Architect, Charlie Cano, to whiteboard the solution for Multi-Site Application Deployment with vSphere & vCloud Director.  See how applications can be packaged once and delivered from any data center and how... Read more
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Applications. Islands No More.

There was a time when application developers worried only about the hardware they were developing the application for. Those days passed a good long while ago, and then AppDev’s big concern was the OS the application was being developed... Read more
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F5 Friday: When the Solution to a Vulnerability is Vulnerable You Need a New Solution

#v11 Say hello to DNS Express You may recall we recently expounded upon the need for the next generation of infrastructure to provide more protection of critical DNS services. This is particularly important given recent research on behalf of... Read more
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