F5 BIG-IP icon   F5 BIG-IP – Automate backup of configuration files



I have recently installed and configured my 2 node F5 BIG-IP cluster as load-balancer and SSL-VPN portal. I have been ocasionally performing configuration backups, but now i need to schedule them regularly and automatically.

This article covers the ways to perform the backup of a BIG-IP system and automate them.

Manual backup

Web GUI

In the menu options: System – Read more

Linux   Linux – Running top command remotely (SSH)



Maybe you have tried to execute the top command to monitor processes on a remote host.

Error remotely – Run it in batch mode

If so, the following error can be returned:

$ ssh user@remotehost top -n1
TERM environment variable not set.

top does not work remotely in the default “interactive” mode. Use the “-b” parameter to run it in Read more

IRONPORT icon   Ironport – Automate commands / scripts from Linux



In a previous post (Linux: SSH connection without password (RSA public-key) I showed the way to configure a non-interactive SSH connection from-to a Linux system.

If the target system is a Ironport ESA device, the configuration is almost the same (generation of the key pair and configuration of the private one). But to install the new public key on … Read more

Linux   Linux: SSH connection without password (RSA public-key)



Configuring an SSH connection based on public key authentication can be very useful to script and automatize tasks. This way the SSH sessions can be non-interactive.

This is the particular example to configure a Nagios system to connect to a Checkpoint VSX, but can be used to connect to any system with SSHD daemon running.

So, in this case we … Read more