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iControl REST Cookbook - Virtual Server Profile (LTM Virtual Profiles)

This cookbook lists selected ready-to-use iControl REST curl commands for virtual server profile related resources. Each receipe consists of the curl command, it's tmsh equivallent, and sample output (default hidden:... Read more
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AFM DoS Enhancements in BIG-IP v13

Following up on our previous article AFM Enhancements In BIG-IP v13, we'll narrow our discussion for this article to Denial-Of-Service (DoS) updates in v13. Architectural changes in BIG-IP's user interfaces allows for increased flexibility... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Migrating to iSeries From Older Platforms: It's About Time

Migrating to iSeries From Older Platforms: It’s About Time Imagine this situation:  It’s a great day because the new F5 gear has come in and you can take advantage of the years of software and hardware advancements that have been included in... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

iControl REST Cookbook - Virtual Server (ltm virtual)

Cheat sheet for the virtual server related iControl REST requests. Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
4 Reviews

A Catch from the Codeshare: Removing iRules from Multiple Virtual Servers

In this episode of A Catch from the Codeshare, Jason highlights a tmsh script from community member Kai that removes a specified iRule from any virtual servers from which it is applied. Read more
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Working with MasterKeys

Author : Arnaud Fauvel (Obiane – Orange Group – France)   Introduction : As explained in “SOL9420: Installing a UCS file containing an encrypted passphrase”: Passphrases used for configuration items, such as monitors, profiles, and... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Introducing the New DevCentral Codeshare

Back in 2006, DevCentral was just a toddler. The great thing about toddlers is they grow like crazy, constantly learning new things and building skills at a rapid pace. Such was the case for us. I was a customer at the time and I got a call from... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

Configuring Decision Logging for the F5 BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager

I was working on a GTM solution and with my limited lab I wanted to make sure that the decisions that F5 BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager made at the wideIP and pool level were as evident in the logs as they were consistent in my test results. It... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
5 Reviews

Whiteboard Wednesday: iCall Overview

Jason takes a high level view of the iCall event-based automation system on F5 BIG-IP.  Resources Articles iCall Introduction Configuration Backups Disable Interface on Unavailable Pool Codeshare Samples  Technorati Tags: icall, f5... Read more
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Software Defined Transformation - Management and Orchestration with F5 Synthesis

In this article we will look at how F5 continues to deliver the Management and Orchestration solutions for deploying Application Delivery Controller (ADC) platform services. We will begin with explaining how F5 approached Management solutions and... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

DevCentral Top 5: Nov 3, 2014

Make sure you grab a tissue, because you will literally weep when you read the awesome content so prominently and consistently delivered in our community.  And, even if you don't weep uncontrollably, you'll at least work up a couple... Read more
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2 Minute Tech Tip: Tclsh

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 tclsh can be a great tool for your development toolbox. iRules, iApps, iCall,... Read more
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DevCentral Top 5: Oct 6, 2014

These past two weeks have proven to be more than eventful with the "shock"ing discovery of a critical bash vulnerability that stole the security headlines for several days.  Times like these might have you repeating the words of the... Read more
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You Want Action on a Threshold Violation? Use iCall!

iCall has been around since the 11.4 release, yet there seems to be a prevailing gap in awareness of this amazing functionality in BIG-IP. A blog I wrote last year covers the overview of the iCall system, but in brief, it provides event-based... Read more
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BIG-IP Cluster Upgrade summary

Below is a quick summary for BIG-IP Cluster Upgrade 1- force-offline the standby unit 2- import the  new release 3- install the new release 4- reload after installation 5- online the standby unit 6- force-standby the active unit 7-... Read more
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F5 Automated Backups - The Right Way

Hi all,   Often I've been scouring the devcentral fora and codeshares to find that one piece of handywork that will drastically simplify my automated backup needs on F5 devices. Based on the works of Jason Rahm in his post "Third... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
8 Reviews

iControl REST 101 – Creating Objects

If you’ve been following along so far you’ve gotten an idea about what iControl REST is all about, seen how to get up and running so you can send commands via cURL to the API, parsed some responses, and even got a peek at viewing some useful... Read more
Average Rating: 3.8
6 Reviews

iControl REST 101: Getting Started

So you’ve heard of this iControl REST thing, have you? You’re excited at the idea of a simple, light weight API that allows you programmatic access via tried and true tmsh commands with which you may already be familiar? Whether it was in the... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
15 Reviews

iControl REST 101: What is iControl REST?

iControlREST provides a representation state transfer interface to F5's BIG-IP management plane functions. Read more
Average Rating: 4.7
14 Reviews

Top5 09/24/2013

The funny thing about funny little human brains, other than, of course, getting around in them, is that they are forever trying to keep up with their surroundings. That can prove a formidable task under the simplest of circumstances. We’re talking... Read more
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BIG-IP Interface Stats in Real Time with a TMSH Script

For the savants among us, calculating bits in and bits out over a delta from two snapshots of the interface counters is a walk in the park. For the rest of us, it's nice to have a tool to look at the current traffic load on an interface while... Read more
1 Review

Top5 08/30/2013

From making heroes and rock stars, to a complete interface facelift, to throwing up the horns and rocking out (the dude abides, by the way, most certainly), DevCentral has undergone more than a few small changes since the last Top5 hit the waves... Read more
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iCall Triggers - Invalidating Cache from iRules

iCall is BIG-IP's all new (as of BIG-IP version 11.4) event-based automation system for the control plane. Previously, I wrote up the iCall system overview, as well as an article on the use of a periodic handler for automating backups. This... Read more
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F5 Friday: How Can I Manage Thee? Let Me Count the Ways…

#v11 A robust and diverse set of management tools enabling a variety of infrastructure integration options is essential to architecting a dynamic data center In the continuing quest for a more dynamic data center, infrastructure integration must... Read more
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