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Thinking of taking the F5 Certified 101 or 201 exams but not sure if you are ready? Ease the anxiety by taking a F5 Practice Exam! That’s what I did, and it sure helped. If you remember, back in August I attempted the 201-TMOS Administrator exam and successfully failed, missing by a few questions. I’ve been wanting to try again and had an opportunity last week but I hadn’t studied since that initial attempt at Agility. If I failed again, I’d have to wait another 45 days to give it another go. So instead, I decided to take a practice exam. Practice exams provide candidates with an accurate prediction of their performance for the live, production exams. Other than the section-level score reports, they are not intended to be used for study or learning purposes. Their entire value is based on their similarity to the production exams and their validity in predicting your... (more)

How to Set up F5 Application Connector

Last week we covered the basic overview of Application Connector and this week we’ll look at how to set it up. [The link to the setup guide] Settle in, this is detailed. F5 Application Connector is made up of two components: The Proxy and the Service Center. Step One is to set up the Service Center on BIG-IP. A brief overview of the Service Center steps: Download Service Center template (rpm) file Provision iRules LX Enable iApps LX Install and deploy the Service Center First, let’s go to the F5.Downloads.com and grab the template that we’ll use to deploy the Service Center. It’s ... (more)

F5 Application Connector Overview

Today, let’s take a look at Application Connector. Application Connector connects public clouds to your application service infrastructure within cloud interconnects or data centers. This enables the use of public cloud resources as part of your compute infrastructure while also performing workload discovery and deploying consistent app services across your multi-cloud environments. The idea behind Application Connector is to have your applications in the cloud but have them considered local to BIG-IP so they don’t have any internet access. BIG-IP gets traffic from the nodes vi... (more)

The DevCentral Chronicles Volume 1, Issue 2

If you missed our initial issue of the DC Chronicles, check it out here. The Chronicles are intended to keep you updated on DevCentral happenings and highlight some of the cool articles you may have missed over the last month. Welcome. First up, 2018 will be the year that we publicly open up speaking proposals for our Agility conference this August. Historically, the presenters have been F5 employees or partners but this year, we’d love if you wanted to share your BIG-IP expertise, knowledge and mad-skillz to the greater F5 community. Review the info here and submit your proposa... (more)

Post of the Week: Two-Factor Auth and SSO with BIG-IP

In this Lightboard Post of the Week, I answer a question about 2FA and SSO with AD/RSA on BIG-IP by creating a SSO Credential Mapping policy agent in the Visual Policy Editor, that takes the username and password from the logon page, and maps them to variables to be used for SSO services. Special thanks to senthil147 for the question and a new 2018 MVP, MrPlastic (Lee Sutcliffe, which I flubbed) for the great answer. Posted Question on DevCentral: https://devcentral.f5.com/questions/2fa-authentication-with-sso-on-apm-57581 ps ... (more)