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iCall is a Tcl-based scripting framework that lets you use Traffic Management Shell (tmsh) commands to manage the configuration of a running F5 device. Your iCall tasks can range from automated responses to events like generating a TCP dump on failover. And yes, you can create a self-tuning environment.

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Eric Chen
Updated 11/28/2016 by Eric Chen
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Traditionally a Networking Engineer/Operator makes configuration changes on a BIG-IP. In a cloud environment, like Amazon Web Services (AWS), we expect that the infrastructure will propagate the changes without the need for manua...

Peter Silva
Updated 8/7/2015 by Peter Silva

In this lively chat at #F5Agility15, DevCentral members Joe Pruitt and Tony Hynes share a little history of how it has grown from a single server in 2003 to over 200,000 members today; how iRules, iControl, iCall and iControl interact wit...

Jason Rahm
Updated 6/8/2015 by Jason Rahm

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...

Jason Rahm
Updated 6/3/2015 by Jason Rahm

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...

Lori MacVittie
Updated 12/12/2014 by Lori MacVittie

#SDAS #SDN #DevOps Programmability is an integral component of just about every emergent technology and trend today. Cloud? It's based on the ability of providers (public or private) to abstract, automate and orchestrate the network using...

Lori MacVittie
Updated 10/10/2014 by Lori MacVittie

#DevOps #SDN And more importantly, what can I do with it?  So within the realm of software-defined (everything) and DevOps one can find lengthy (and often in depth) discussions on the relevance and indeed importance of programmability to...

Jason Rahm
Updated 10/7/2014 by Jason Rahm

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,...

John Wagnon
Updated 9/22/2014 by John Wagnon

Here we are again...that fateful and glorious moment when we get to highlight the "best of the best" articles from DevCentral.  As you know, DevCentral produces more awesome content than any other community out there, so sit back,...

Jason Rahm
Updated 9/17/2014 by Jason Rahm

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...

Peter Silva
Updated 8/27/2014 by Peter Silva

Kent Munson, F5 Principal Solution Engineer, explains why the F5 Management Plug-in for vCenter Orchestrator won Best Partner Solution – VMworld 2014 – in the Cloud Automation category. The F5 Management Plug-in for vCenter Orchestrator provides...

Eric Chen
Updated 11/28/2016 by Eric Chen
5 out of 5 stars

Traditionally a Networking Engineer/Operator makes configuration changes on a BIG-IP. In a cloud environment, like Amazon Web Services (AWS), we expect that the infrastructure will propagate the changes without the need for manua...

Jason Rahm
Updated 6/8/2015 by Jason Rahm

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...

Thomas Schockaert
Updated 3/12/2014 by Thomas Schockaert
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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...

Jason Rahm
Updated 6/26/2013 by Jason Rahm

SyntaxHighlighter.all(); Backing up the BIG-IP Configuration is something I've written about a couple times (here and here) previously. Well, third time's the charm, thanks to the new iCall feature in the 11.4 release. This time, I'v...

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