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The Top Ten Hardcore F5 Security Features in BIG-IP 14.0

B-list F5 Celebrity David Holmes picks the top ten most hardcore security features for version 14.0. Read more
Average Rating: 4.5
7 Reviews

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
2 Reviews

Post of the Week: BIG-IP Policy Sync

In this Lightboard Post of the Week, I light up the answer to a question about BIG-IP APM Policy Sync. Posted Question on DevCentral: https://devcentral.f5.com/questions/apm-policy-sync-56330 Thanks to DevCentral user Murali (@MuraliGopalaRao) for... Read more
1 Review

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
0 Reviews

Cipher Suite Practices and Pitfalls

Cipher Suite Practices and Pitfalls It seems like every time you turn around there is a new vulnerability to deal with, and some of them, such as Sweet32, have required altering cipher configurations for mitigation.  Still other users may... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
16 Reviews

Managing Your Vulnerabilities

I recently recovered from ACDF surgery where they remove a herniated or degenerative disc in the neck and fuse the cervical bones above and below the disk. My body had a huge vulnerability where one good shove or fender bender could have ruptured... Read more
0 Reviews

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
1 Review

A Green Light for TLS

In today’s Internet, the only thing still more important than security is performance. Therefore, any new security control must also be optimized for performance. For CPU-intensive tasks like HTTPS encryption, there are many lesser-known features... Read more
1 Review

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
0 Reviews

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

LTM Policy Recipes II

This is another short article in an irregular series demonstrating some practical recipes using LTM Policy.  Please also check out another article with a more complete overview of LTM Policy.   Forcing SSL connections In today’s... Read more
1 Review

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

Innovate, Expand, Deliver with F5 CEO Manny Rivelo

F5 President & CEO, Manny Rivelo, shares his vision of Innovate, Expand, Deliver at #F5Agility15. Always insightful, Manny discusses his new role as CEO, what hybrid application services means to organizations, how F5 has evolved from just ... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Goodbye SPDY, Hello HTTP/2

The Chrome team at Google recently announced that they will be removing SPDY support from Chrome in early 2016. SPDY is an application layer protocol designed to improve the way that data is sent from web servers to clients. Depending on who you... Read more
Average Rating: 4.2
3 Reviews

CVE-2014-3566 POODLE vs. CVE-2014-8730 TLS POODLE

At F5 Networks we have seen a good deal of confusion over these two CVEs ever since they appeared late last year. As this is ongoing, we felt it needs to be addressed. The confusion is totally understandable; hopefully this will help. There are... Read more
Average Rating: 4.7
11 Reviews

2 Minute Tech Tip: BIG-IP Upgrade

You have 2 quick minutes to spare, right?  You can learn something really cool about F5 technology!  In this edition of two minute tech tips, you can learn how to upgrade your BIG-IP using the web interface or the command line. ... Read more
0 Reviews

It is All About Repeatability and Consistency.

#f5 it is often more risky to skip upgrading than to upgrade. Know the risk/benefits of both. Not that I need to tell you, but there are several things in your network that you could have better control of. Whether it is consistent application of... Read more
0 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
0 Reviews

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
0 Reviews

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
0 Reviews

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