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BIG-IP Live Install & Logical Volume Manager

Help Build and Control a Complete Virtual Application Delivery Solution

F5® BIG‑IP® Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) have included management and hardware virtualization features since the introduction of F5’s carrier-class ADC blade controller, VIPRION®. Management and hardware virtualization, used in BIG‑IP’s Clustered Multiprocessing, administrative domains, and resource provisioning, can help build and control a complete virtual application delivery solution through the ADC. Through hardware virtualization, the Live Install feature, new to BIG‑IP v10, extends F5’s management virtualization solution to include virtualizing installation partitions and system image management.  BIG-IP devices have long been a tool for applying “rolling upgrades” to the applications and systems that sit behind the BIG-IP device. With Live Install, this “stage->reboot->go live” sequence can now be applied to the BIG-IP device directly, creating a rolling upgrade scenario like those of the application systems behind it. Live Install also enables snapshot versioning for future versions of the BIG-IP system, a critical feature for both production and testing environments.  Read full white paper here.  And click here for more F5 Audio.

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Peter is an F5 evangelist for security, IoT, mobile and core. His background in theatre brings the slightly theatrical and fairly technical together to cover training, writing, speaking, along with overall product evangelism for F5. He's also produced over 350 videos and recorded over 50 audio whitepapers. After working in Professional Theatre for 10 years, Peter decided to change careers. Starting out with a small VAR selling Netopia routers and the Instant Internet box, he soon became one of the first six Internet Specialists for AT&T managing customers on the original ATT WorldNet network.

Now having his Telco background he moved to Verio to focus on access, IP security along with web hosting. After losing a deal to Exodus Communications (now Savvis) for technical reasons, the customer still wanted Peter as their local SE contact so Exodus made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. As only the third person hired in the Midwest, he helped Exodus grow from an executive suite to two enormous datacenters in the Chicago land area working with such customers as Ticketmaster, Rolling Stone, uBid, Orbitz, Best Buy and others.

Writer, speaker and Video Host, he's also been in such plays as The Glass Menagerie, All’s Well That Ends Well, Cinderella and others.