The below article is the first in a series of articles to help get you more familiar with the BigIP BigPipe commands used to manage an LTM VE or Local Traffic Manager Virtual Edition installed in VMWare Player as noted in this article. After following the steps in this article you will have created two VLAN’s (Virtual Local Area Networks) and added an IP address to each VLAN which will be the foundation of the series of articles that will help you setup and configure your LTM VE to do basic load balancing followed by other articles that build on that foundation. The future articles will become more in depth by first taking you through basic troubleshooting steps using and overtime using more advanced techniques for troubleshooting issues on a BigIP Local Traffic Manager.
I have looked in the past but never found a good tool for testing multiple browsers in both OSX and Windows however today I came across an Adobe product called BrowserLab that works great. The Adobe BrowserLab service is an online one that doesn’t cost any money and when I initially used it I only had to verify my email address and then I was off to the races testing websites in multiple browsers. Below I describe the accuracy of BrowserLab, the browsers you can test, and how easy it is to use.
Recently I wrote an article about how to install clear via Cygwin on Windows however I used the Yellowdog Updater on CentOS Linux to first figure out what package installs clear. Below I describe how to use yum to figure out what Linux package installs a specific application followed by installing clear or verifying the package that provides clear is already installed.
When I SSH to Linux servers I use the clear command a lot. This allows me to quickly reset the shell interface so there is no output so depending on if I have typed the incorrect command numerous times or the screen is filled without from something like the locate command I find it really useful to reset the interface so the screen is blank again without having to hit enter 50 times. On all of my Windows machines I have Cygwin installed to provide as much of a Linux feel as possible however I never have taken the time to figure out what installs the clear command so I could have the same luxury of clearing the windows Command Prompt or the Console2 application I use on a regular basis. Below I describe how to install clear on Windows using the Cygwin application.
Earlier I was analyzing a bunch of data and needed to go through a couple hundred columns and fill out specific data in each column. One of the tasks I needed to complete was adding a URL to a single cell and once that URL was added to the cell I needed to then create a hyperlink for each specific cell to a configuration application that had specific data about each URL. Do complete this easier I needed a keyboard shortcut to initiate the hyperlink addition configuration window in Office Excel. Below I describe what the keyboard shortcut is and what it does.