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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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Peter Silva
Updated 1 month ago 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 3 months ago 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 3 months ago 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 3 months ago 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 3 months ago 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 3 months ago 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...

Jason Rahm
Updated 3 months ago by Jason Rahm

In part two of this article in the Getting Started with iControl series, we will cover the taxonomy for both the soap and rest iControl interfaces as well as introducing the language libraries we unofficially support on DevCentral. Taxonomy Since...

Peter Silva
Updated 3 months ago 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...

Jason Rahm
Updated 3 months ago by Jason Rahm

This iControl roundtable discussion covers the state of F5's iControl interfaces by some of F5's brightest. And me. Join Jason, Eric, and Joe as they talk about what iControl is, how the SOAP and REST interfaces differ, insights into the...

Joe Pruitt
Updated 3 months ago 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 3 months ago 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 3 months ago by Jason Rahm
5 out of 5 stars

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 3 months ago by Jason Rahm
5 out of 5 stars

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 3 months ago by Peter Silva
5 out of 5 stars

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 3 months ago by Joe Pruitt
5 out of 5 stars

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 4 months ago 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 5 months ago 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...

Lori MacVittie
Updated 3/11/2016 by Lori MacVittie
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We know programmability is important. Whether we’re talking about networking and SDN, or DevOps and APIs and templates, the most impactful technologies and trends today are those involving programmability. F5 is, as you’re no doubt aware, n...

Tim Rupp
Updated 1/29/2016 by Tim Rupp
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Right around the time that I started at F5, I was at the pinnacle of my exposure to Ansible. So imagine my surprise when I saw BIG-IP modules in the Ansible core product! I immediately wanted to know which one of my colleagues I could go talk...

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