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iControl is F5’s open, web services-based API that allows complete, dynamic, and programmatic control of F5 configuration objects. With iControl you can work like a wizard—add, modify, or configure your F5 device in real time.

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Hitesh Patel
Updated 2 days ago by Hitesh Patel

Recap Previous Article: The Deployment Model for Cloud/Automated Systems Architectures Ok. We're almost there. The finish line is in sight! Last week we covered our Deployment Model. This week we will wrap up this series of articles by...

Payal
Updated 2 weeks ago by Payal
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F5 has been actively developing Ansible modules that help in deploying an application on the BIG-IP. For a list of candidate modules for Ansible 2.4 release refer to the Github link. These modules can be used to configure any BIG-IP...

Lori MacVittie
Updated 2 weeks ago by Lori MacVittie

Late in 2008, I posited that the death of SOA had been greatly exaggerated. A few months later we pointed out that Anne Thomas Manes of the Burton Group declared SOA officially dead on January 1, 2009, but maintains that "although the word...

Payal
Updated 2 months ago by Payal
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Basics of Ansible and F5 integration were covered in a joint webinar held earlier in March 2017. To learn more about the integration and current F5 module support along with some use cases view the webinar >. The webinar was very well received...

Peter Silva
Updated 8/2/2016 by Peter Silva

Joel Newton is a Senior DevOps System Engineer at SpringCM, a current DevCentral MVP and DevCentral’s Featured Member for August! SpringCM believes in leveraging technology to deliver immediate savings by automating and accelerating business...

Jason Rahm
Updated 6/29/2016 by Jason Rahm
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We’ve expanded over the years to include systems, configuration, advanced modules, security, etc, but programmability has historically been the bread and butter of what we do. Given the success we had with February’s security month, this...

Jason Rahm
Updated 6/17/2016 by Jason Rahm
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So far throughout this Getting Started with iControl series, we’ve worked our way through history, libraries, configuration object, and statistics. In this final article in the series, we’ll tackle a few system functions, namely system ntp and dns...

Jason Rahm
Updated 6/16/2016 by Jason Rahm
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In the previous article in the Getting Started with iControl series, we threw the lion's share of languages at you for both iControl portals, exposing you to many of the possible attack angles available for programmatically interacting with...

Jason Rahm
Updated 6/15/2016 by Jason Rahm

In the previous articles in this series, we covered the history of iControl, taxonomy, and introduced the languages most common to our community. In this article, we'll start looking at some code samples. With each task we cover, we'll show an example for a few languages for both the soap and rest interface. BLAH BLAH iControl SOAP Java Perl Powershell Python iControl REST Node.js Perl Powershell Python Instantiating...

Jason Rahm
Updated 6/15/2016 by Jason Rahm

Jason Rahm discusses architecture for iControl & iControl REST as part of programmability month on DevCentral! For more details on the history and foundational aspects of iControl, check out the Getting Started with iControl series currently...

Payal
Updated 2 weeks ago by Payal
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F5 has been actively developing Ansible modules that help in deploying an application on the BIG-IP. For a list of candidate modules for Ansible 2.4 release refer to the Github link. These modules can be used to configure any BIG-IP...

Payal
Updated 2 months ago by Payal
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Basics of Ansible and F5 integration were covered in a joint webinar held earlier in March 2017. To learn more about the integration and current F5 module support along with some use cases view the webinar >. The webinar was very well received...

Jason Rahm
Updated 6/29/2016 by Jason Rahm
5 out of 5 stars

We’ve expanded over the years to include systems, configuration, advanced modules, security, etc, but programmability has historically been the bread and butter of what we do. Given the success we had with February’s security month, this...

Jason Rahm
Updated 6/17/2016 by Jason Rahm
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So far throughout this Getting Started with iControl series, we’ve worked our way through history, libraries, configuration object, and statistics. In this final article in the series, we’ll tackle a few system functions, namely system ntp and dns...

Jason Rahm
Updated 6/16/2016 by Jason Rahm
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In the previous article in the Getting Started with iControl series, we threw the lion's share of languages at you for both iControl portals, exposing you to many of the possible attack angles available for programmatically interacting with...

Peter Silva
Updated 6/14/2016 by Peter Silva
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The concept of Application programming interfaces (APIs) has been around for a while. According to CSC Distinguished Engineer & Chief Product Architect (and bass player) Martin Bartlett, 'The concept of an API pre-dates even the advent...

Joe Pruitt
Updated 6/13/2016 by Joe Pruitt
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To embark on iControl week in DevCentral's Programmability Month, I figured I'd take a little time to talk about iControl's past, present, and future to give you a glimpse at how we got to where we are and what you can expect in the...

Jason Rahm
Updated 5/23/2016 by Jason Rahm
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Well hello there, community! Starting June 1st, we’re going to follow February’s successful Security Month with a month-long effort focused on programmability. The daily content schedule will drop June 1st, but you can look forward...

Jodie Putrino
Updated 4/13/2016 by Jodie Putrino
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Introduction to F5's OpenStack initiatives

Jason Rahm
Updated 3/28/2016 by Jason Rahm
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On the side of the road in northern Missouri just north of Mark Twain’s stomping grounds, there is a slice of hillside removed just to the side of the highway. In Arkansas, there’s a nondescript field tucked away in a state park. Short of word of...

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