See what happens when you’re the new guy on the project, and you know enough to be dangerous on technology that no one seems to be completely up on?

When schedule & budget don’t allow for training, but something needs to be fixed/done/built (take your pick), you dive in headfirst and see what you can make it do.

I’ve found myself in this situation recently, and am doing my best squirrel impression… just trying to get a nut.

The F5 BIG-IP platform is apparently an industry leader when it comes to Network Load Balancing Appliances.  Personally, I’ve only ever used Cisco Content Service switches, and somehow they seemed much more intuitive to get the job done.

Armed with a relatively solid knowledge of load balancing, web administration, and IP networking, somehow I’m now in charge of 4 of these things.

Maybe I was missing something. Maybe ignorance really is bliss.  Maybe I just wasn’t doing anything with that much reach that would/could utilize this kind of horsepower.

So here I am, trying to get the word out about what particular thing I’m beating my head against the wall about this time (LTM or otherwise), and hopefully it’ll either help you or even better, you can help me…!

Me and my BIGIP.


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