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WhiteBoard Wednesday: SSL Renegotiation

We all know that a client and a server have to negotiate a connection before they can talk securely via HTTPS. But, did you know that, in some cases, that same client and server will need to "renegotiate" their secure connection while they are still talking securely? In this video, John talks about SSL renegotiation and covers a new feature in the BIG-IP that helps protect web servers from potential asymmetric DoS attacks. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
5 Reviews

WhiteBoard Wednesday: HTTP Strict Transport Security

In this edition of Whiteboard Wednesday, we discuss the topic of HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS).  This interconnected world is quickly moving toward encrypting everything, and it's nice to know some of the capabilities that are... Read more
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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: Breaking Down the TLS Handshake

In this edition of WhiteBoard Wednesday, we look at the Transport Layer Security (TLS) Handshake.  TLS has become an extremely popular protocol used today, and it's important to know some of the details of how a client and server interact... Read more
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WhiteBoard Wednesday: Virtual Server Precedence

In this video, John talks about the way the BIG-IP handles inbound connections that match more than one Virtual Server.  How does the BIG-IP decide which Virtual Server gets the connection?  Check out the video and find out! Read more
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Working with iControl REST Query Parameters

In this episode of Whiteboard Wednesday, Jason digs into the query parameters supported by the iControl REST API. Read more
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WhiteBoard Wednesday: All About Profiles

In this edition of WhiteBoard Wednesday, John explores the space of BIG-IP Profiles. What are they? Why do you need them? Do you know? Watch the video and find out for yourself...then, by all means, get out there and start creating some custom profiles! Read more
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Whiteboard Wednesday: BIG-IP Life of a Packet

Jason dives into the life of a packet/flow through the BIG-IP in this latest installment of Whiteboard Wednesday. Drop any questions or comments below and we'll address or clarify as necessary. Read more
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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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WhiteBoard Wednesday: Explaining the Logjam vulnerability

In this edition of Whiteboard Wednesday, John explains the recent logjam vulnerability and discusses why it is important.  This vulnerability has received significant coverage in the past several days (it even has its own website), and it's important to know the... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

WhiteBoard Wednesday: SSL Ciphers

SSL traffic is on the rise, and it's important to know how the BIG-IP serves up SSL ciphers to your clients or back-end servers. In this edition of Whiteboard Wednesday, John explains the basics of SSL ciphers and offers some interesting tips on how to configure and optimize SSL ciphers on the BIG-IP. Read more
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Global Traffic Manager Load Balancing Algorithms Part 9

This is the ninth and final video on BIG-IP Global Load Balancing Algorithms.  In this video, John discusses the "mother of all load balancing algorithms" ... Quality of Service.  The math whiz kids out there are going to love... Read more
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Global Traffic Manager Load Balancing Algorithms Part 8

In this video, John covers the concept of Virtual Server Score.  It's one of the dynamic global load balancing algorithms on the BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager.  Stay tuned for more exciting global load balancing videos next week! ... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Global Traffic Manager Load Balancing Algorithms Part 7

In this episode of Whiteboard Wednesday, John covers the CPU, packet rate, kilobytes/s, and VS capacity dynamic load balancing algorithms for F5 BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager. Read more
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Global Traffic Manager Load Balancing Algorithms Part 6

Jason continues the series on Global Traffic Manager load balancing algorithms with a transition from static to dynamic load balancing algorithms. In this video, Jason covers the LDNS-based algorithms: hops, completion rate, and round trip time. ... Read more
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Global Traffic Manager Load Balancing Algorithms Part 4

John begins the transition from wideIP selection to pool selection in this latest episode of Whiteboard Wednesday. He covers how the preferred, alternate, and fallback options for load balancing methods work together to return (or not) an IP for... Read more
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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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Whiteboard Wednesday: Load Balancing Algorithms Part 2

This video covers the fastest, observed, predictive, and dynamic ratio load balancing algorithms for F5 BIG-IP Read more
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Load Balancing Algorithms Part 1

John Wagnon and Jason Rahm kick off a new Whiteboard Wednesday series on load balancing algorithms with a discussion on round robin, ratio, least connections, and how persistence impacts the connection pooling. Video Timeline: 0:00 -... Read more
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WhiteBoard Wednesday: Troubleshooting Monitors

Our "WhiteBoard Wednesday" video series will highlight really cool and exciting features of the BIG-IP.  In this video, John and Jason team up to discuss troubleshooting monitors and wrap up the monitor series of whiteboards. Enjoy! Read more
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WhiteBoard Wednesday: External Monitors

Our "WhiteBoard Wednesday" video series will highlight really cool and exciting features of the BIG-IP.  In this video, I take a few minutes to walk through the specifics of external monitors. Enjoy! Resources External Monitors -... Read more
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WhiteBoard Wednesday: Content & Application Checks

Our "WhiteBoard Wednesday" video series will highlight really cool and exciting features of the BIG-IP.  In this video, I take a few minutes to walk through the workflow of an HTTP monitor  and discuss the differences between... Read more
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WhiteBoard Wednesday: Path Check & Performance Monitors

In this video, I take a few minutes to explain the differences among address check, service check, and content check... Read more
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WhiteBoard Wednesday: Address, Service, and Content Check Monitors

In this whiteboard video, we explain the differences among address check, service check, and content check monitors.  We also give some examples of how to use these monitors for your web applications. Read more
2 Reviews