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SNI Routing with BIG-IP

In the previous article, The Three HTTP Routing Patterns, Lori MacVittie covers 3 methods of routing. Today we will look at Server Name Indication (SNI) routing as an additional method of routing HTTPS or any protocol that uses TLS protocol that... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

What is HTTP Part VII - OneConnect

In the last article in this What is HTTP? series we finished covering the settings in the HTTP profile itself. This week, we begin the transition to technologies that support, enhance, optimize, secure, and (insert your descriptive qualifier... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
6 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: Mac Masquerade

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons,  Jason dives in to Mac Masquerade, which is a user-configured unique mac address to be shared by BIG-IPs for high availability purposes. Resources K3523: Choosing a unique mac address for Mac... Read more
1 Review

Zero to F5-CTS LTM Certified!

It’s been nearly a year since the DevCentral team wrestled the 101 exam to the mat at Agility 2016. This last week, I finished the road to the F5 Certified Technology Specialist Local Traffic Manager (F5-CTS LTM) certification, with a passing... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
6 Reviews

Behind the Scenes: The F5 Private Cloud Solution Package for Red Hat OpenStack  – Measuring Success

F5 and Red Hat have just released our Private Cloud Solution Package for OpenStack. There are all kinds of marketing pieces which describe this package, what it includes, how to buy it, and what the target market looks like. I wanted to take a few... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Device Services Clustering Failover Methods

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I continue last week’s DSC overview with an overview of the failover methods and the changes/enhancements introduced in the recently released version 13 of TMOS. Check back tomorrow for a write up on the v13... Read more
2 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: Device Services Clustering

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I cover the basics of F5’s high availability architecture called Device Services Clustering, or DSC for short. Make sure you come back tomorrow for the written part of DSC that I’ll update below in this... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 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

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

F5 in AWS Part 3 - Advanced Topologies and More on Highly Available Services

Thus far in our article series about running BIG-IP in EC2, we’ve talked about some VPC/EC2 routing and network concepts, and we walked through the basics of running and licensing BIG-IP in this environment.  It’s time now to discuss some... Read more
2 Reviews

WhiteBoard Wednesday: Local Traffic Policies

In this edition of WhiteBoard Wednesday, we discuss Local Traffic Policies.  Many customers use iRules to provide flexibility and customization for their HTTP traffic, but now (starting in 11.4) Local Traffic Policies are available to handle... Read more
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Basic F5 BIG-IP Nomenclature

Jason and John discuss the basic nomenclature of F5 BIG-IP objects, starting with interfaces and vlans and climbing up the stack to the foundational traffic cop, the object of all objects: the virtual server. Read more
2 Reviews

Whiteboard Wednesday: Load Balancing Algorithms Part 4

In this episode of Whiteboard Wednesday, John finished out the BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager load balancing algorithms by discussing the least sessions and ratio sessions algorithms. He then wraps the video with a summary of the all the local load... Read more
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Load Balancing Algorithms Part 3

In this episode of Whiteboard Wednesday, John continues on in the load balancing algorithm series with an overview of the ratio least connections and weighted least connections algorithms. Resources About Pools (from BIG-IP Local Traffic... Read more
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Nouveauté n°2 dans TMOS 11.6 : L’estampillage OCSP

Dans la continuité du précèdent article sur les nouveautés autour de SSL/TLS, j’aborde cette fois-ci la fonctionnalité d’estampillage OCSP prise en charge dans la version TMOS 11.6.Petit rappel sur OCSP OCSP (Online... Read more
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Nouveauté TMOS 11.6 : Délestage Cryptographique Externe (External Crypto Offload)

Dans les déploiements Cloud, qu’ils soient Public, Hybrides ou Privés, les performances cryptographiques des machines virtuelles qui portent les services de chiffrement dépendent directement de la puissance CPU et du nombre de vCPU... Read more
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Wherein someone else does the work…

Just a quick post today (I’ve got a rant in the works about iRules being awesome, but I need to simmer down on that one and take some deep breaths before I type). I wanted to give a shout out to /u/HereComesTheMeow who has posted a great guide to... Read more
1 Review

Les différents modes de SSL sur BIGIP

Voici une vidéos présentant les 4 modes de SSL sur BIGIP : Offload SSL Bridging SSL Proxy SSL SSL Forward Proxy Read more
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An Approach to Future-Proofing

How to design applications for scale, efficiency, and change In the IT industry, we have become immune to messages of change. But we are counting on technology to fuel the next waves of growth. This forces technology leaders to think about new... Read more
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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
3 Reviews

Deploying TLS Securely

First, let's just agree that supporting SSLv3 is no longer a good idea, and that all old versions of SSL should be disabled by default.  In fact, if I could add one item to the Top 10 Hardcore Security Features in 11.5, it would be SSLv3... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

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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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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