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Full examples of iControlREST for device and application service deployment

Examples of the use of iControlREST for device and application service provisioning. In particular, we describe example workflows, and we dive into the management of iApp services and templates using iCR. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
5 Reviews

Top5 06/23/2014

Every day that I get to write a Top5 post feels like an auspicious day, as it is rather one of my favorite things to write, I must admit. This is partly because I get to dig into all the cool stuff that everyone else has been up to and posting... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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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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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: Addressing the Unintended Consequences of Cloud

Operationally unified architectures able to leverage cloud computing without compromising on control and security are key to mitigating unintended consequences of cloud The adoption of cloud computing introduces operational challenges that... Read more
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F5 Friday: Creating a DNS Blackhole. On Purpose

#infosec #DNS #v11 DNS is like your mom, remember? Sometimes she knows better.   Generally speaking, blackhole routing is a problem, not a solution. A route to nowhere is not exactly a good thing, after all. But in some cases it’s an... Read more
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iApp – Great Customer Response

Last week we held our launch event for the EMEA International Technology Center in London. It was a two day event in which we hosted seventy customers the first day and fifty partners the second. We gave facilities tours, explained our services,... Read more
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F5 Friday: Load Balancing MySQL with F5 BIG-IP

Scaling MySQL just got a whole lot easier  load balancing MySQL – any database, really – is not a trivial task. Generally speaking one does not simply round robin your way through a cluster of MySQL databases as a means to achieve... Read more
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Ecosystems are Always in Flux

#devops An ecosystem-based data center approach means accepting the constancy of change… It is an interesting fact of life for aquarists that the term “stable” does not actually mean a lack of change. On the contrary, it means that the core... Read more
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iApp – And the audience gasped!

#iApp #v11 Time for some customer evidence! Last week F5 hosted our International Sales Conference. The whole company is invited to the general session at which our senior execs talk about the year in review and our vision for the future. iApp... Read more
1 Review

VMworld 2011: F5 BIG-IP v11 iApps for Citrix

The bonus VMworld2011 video - like the special features of a DVD! This was shot by our good friends at Dell and originally posted to the Dell TechCenter home page and Dell TechCenter YouTube channel. I interview F5 Solution Architect, Michael... Read more
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HTML5 Going Like Gangbusters But Will Anyone Notice?

#v11 #HTML5 will certainly have an impact on web applications, but not nearly as much as hoped on the #mobile application market There’s a war on the horizon. But despite appearances, it’s a war for interactive web application dominance, and... Read more
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F5 Friday: You Will Appsolutely Love v11

#v11 #iApp #devops Bring dev and ops closer together to enable IT as a Service and repeatable, consistent application deployments.  The overriding theme of BIG-IP v11 is its focus on applications. From security to availability to management... Read more
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From Peeling the Onion to Dicing it: Welcome to the ABLE Network

In case you missed it, F5 released version 11 of TMOS this week, and working up some collateral for the release, I had an interesting epiphany. High availability, highly adaptable networks are about to change. Again. There has been a steady... Read more
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F5 Monday? The Evolution To IT as a Service Continues … in the Network

#v11 #vcmp #scaleN #iApp It’s time to bring the benefits of server virtualization, rapid provisioning and efficient, flexible scalability models to the network. Many of you know I’m a developer by trade and gained my networking stripes after... Read more
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F5 Friday: The Gap That become a Chasm

#v11 #F5agility Differences in terminology, technology foundations and management have widened the “gap” between dev and ops to nearly a chasm. There has always been a disconnect between “infrastructure” and “applications” and it is echoed... Read more
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This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

We need to start focusing on improving the application deployment processes that all too often are the bulk of time spent trying to get an application out the door. The application deployment process is broken. Oh, I know it looks like it’s... Read more
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The Stealthy Ascendancy of JSON

While everyone was focused on cloud, JSON has slowly but surely been taking over the application development worldIt looks like the debate between XML and JSON may be coming to a close with JSON poised to take the title of preferred format for web... Read more
1 Review

A new day, a new dawn, a new…version

Happy Friday folks! I’m happy to report in that so far this morning I’ve been reading up on the latest version of LTM (10.2.1) that just got released, while rocking out to some (probably too loud) tunes, of course.  The new version is a dot... Read more
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Some Days, A Reminder is all You Need.

My eldest son has been having car troubles. To be more direct, he needed a new car. We agreed to help him out financially, let him go do his shopping and comparing, and when he chose a car I took him to pick it up. He chose a used PT Cruiser t... Read more
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Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control Plug-in for BIG-IP LTM Beta

If you’re an OEM user and an F5 customer, we’ve got an updated version of the OEM Grid Control Plug-in for BIG-IP in beta testing right now. It’s been in limited beta for a while, but we wanted to make certain that both TMOS 9.x and 10.x were... Read more
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v.10 – Application Security Manager (ASM) From iControl

We first introduced iControl interfaces for ASM in version 9 of LTM, and that support was about what you would expect from a first release – usable, but not expansive. With V10, we have stepped up the number of interfaces and the functionality... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 05/01/2009

From Web Accelerator to iRules to the release of the new Management Pack, this week's Top5 has it all. As always, there was plenty going on this week on DevCentral. These are my picks that you've just got to check out. Whether it's... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 04/24/2009

Whether you're looking for the best bits of v10 coverage or how you can make SAP and your F5 devices work together, this week's Top5 has what you need. The v10 content just keeps on coming, with some great additions this week. It's... Read more
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v.10 - New iControl Interfaces.

For those who missed it, we’re in the middle of the IT Revolution lead by our v.10 release of TMOS and our new 8900 model. Due to all the great stuff to talk about in the new version of TMOS, I have put off the Load Balancing for Developers and... Read more
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