Whiteboard Wednesday: Basic F5 BIG-IP Nomenclature

In this neck of the woods, we have historically primarily focused on deep dives into the programmability features in the BIG-IP. We break occasionally from this mold, and we're constantly requesting feedback on how to better meet the needs of the community. In recent surveys, both online and in person at conferences, we are getting more requests for the low hanging fruit--basic nuts and bolts of how the product works. To an extent we have done this with some of our more popular series of articles like the SSL and TCP profiles, the basics of F5 BIG-IP Application Security Manager, and our introduction to F5 BIG-IP Application Acceleration Manager (formerly WebAccelerator.)

I say all that to say...we hear you. And we want to start with a bare bones understanding of the product nomenclature. In this video, Jason Rahm and John Wagnon discuss some of the foundational objects of the BIG-IP: interfaces, vlans, self ips, nodes, pools, and virtual servers. This video is an overview of these topics. For details please see the resources below.

So…what other basic nomenclature would you like us to talk about? Route domains? Auto-lasthop? Host/TMM relationship? TMOS fundamentals? Drop a comment below and let us know!


Published May 20, 2015
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