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Archived Manual: BIG-IP Controller Administrator Guide, version 4.0
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Original Publication Date: 09/27/2007

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Introduction

Getting started

Choosing a configuration tool

Using the Administrator Kit

Stylistic conventions
Finding additional help and technical support resources
Finding additional help and technical support resources

What's new in version 4.0

3-DNS on the BIG-IP Controller OneConnect
OneConnectTM content switching with HTTP Keep-Alives
Bridging and Layer 2 forwarding
HTTP Redirect pool property
Load balance any IP protocol
Link aggregation and fail-over
On-the-fly content converter
SNAT automap feature
Health monitors
Performance monitors
Default controller configuration
Web-based Configuration utility enhancements
OneConnect
OneConnectTM content switching with HTTP Keep-Alives
Bridging and Layer 2 forwarding
HTTP Redirect pool property
Load balance any IP protocol
Link aggregation and fail-over
On-the-fly content converter
SNAT automap feature
Health monitors
Performance monitors
Default controller configuration
Web-based Configuration utility enhancements
Bridging and Layer 2 forwarding
HTTP Redirect pool property
Load balance any IP protocol
Link aggregation and fail-over
On-the-fly content converter
SNAT automap feature
Health monitors
Performance monitors
Default controller configuration
Web-based Configuration utility enhancements
HTTP Redirect pool property
Load balance any IP protocol
Link aggregation and fail-over
On-the-fly content converter
SNAT automap feature
Health monitors
Performance monitors
Default controller configuration
Web-based Configuration utility enhancements
Load balance any IP protocol
Link aggregation and fail-over
On-the-fly content converter
SNAT automap feature
Health monitors
Performance monitors
Default controller configuration
Web-based Configuration utility enhancements
Link aggregation and fail-over
On-the-fly content converter
SNAT automap feature
Health monitors
Performance monitors
Default controller configuration
Web-based Configuration utility enhancements
On-the-fly content converter
SNAT automap feature
Health monitors
Performance monitors
Default controller configuration
Web-based Configuration utility enhancements
SNAT automap feature
Health monitors
Performance monitors
Default controller configuration
Web-based Configuration utility enhancements
Health monitors
Performance monitors
Default controller configuration
Web-based Configuration utility enhancements
Performance monitors
Default controller configuration
Web-based Configuration utility enhancements
Default controller configuration
Web-based Configuration utility enhancements
Web-based Configuration utility enhancements

Learning more about the BIG-IP Controller product family

BIG-IP Controller Overview

Introduction

User interface

A basic configuration

Configuring objects and object properties

Load balancing modes

BIG-IP Controllers and intranets

Bidirectional load balancing

Cache control

SSL acceleration

Content conversion

VLANs

Link aggregation and link failover

Configuring redundant BIG-IP Controller pairs

Making hidden nodes accessible

Forwarding
Address translation
Address translation

Monitoring and administration

Health monitors
Statistical monitoring
Statistical monitoring

Basic Web Site and E-Commerce Configuration

Working with a basic web site and e-commerce configuration

Configuring a basic e-commerce site

Defining the pools
Defining the virtual servers
Defining the virtual servers

Additional configuration options

Installing a BIG-IP Controller without Changing the IP Network

Installing a BIG-IP Controller without changing IP networks

Configuring the controller for the same IP network

Additional configuration options

A Simple Intranet Configuration

Working with a simple intranet configuration

Creating the simple intranet configuration
Defining the pools
Defining the virtual servers
Defining the pools
Defining the virtual servers
Defining the virtual servers

Additional configuration options

Load Balancing ISPs

Using ISP load balancing

Configuring ISP load balancing

Configuring network address translation on routers

Enabling service 80 and service 443

Additional configuration options

Load Balancing VPNs

Working with VPN load balancing

Configuring VPN load balancing

Using VPN and router load balancing

Configuring virtual servers for VPN and router load balancing
Configuring VPN and router load balancing
Configuring VPN and router load balancing

Additional configuration options

Using IPSEC with VPN Gateways

Configuring load balancing between VPN gateways

Configuring IPSEC load balancing

The VPN sandwich configuration with IPSEC

Additional configuration options

Configuring an SSL Accelerator

Introducing the SSL Accelerator

Configuring the SSL Accelerator

Generating a key and obtaining a certificate
Installing certificates from the certificate authority (CA)
Creating a pool for the HTTP servers
Creating an HTTP virtual server
Creating an SSL gateway
Installing certificates from the certificate authority (CA)
Creating a pool for the HTTP servers
Creating an HTTP virtual server
Creating an SSL gateway
Creating a pool for the HTTP servers
Creating an HTTP virtual server
Creating an SSL gateway
Creating an HTTP virtual server
Creating an SSL gateway
Creating an SSL gateway

Introducing the SSL accelerator scalable configuration

Creating the scalable SSL accelerator configuration
Configuring the BIG-IP Controller that load balances the SSL
accelerators
Configuring the SSL accelerators
Configuring the BIG-IP Controller that load balances the SSL
accelerators
Configuring the SSL accelerators
Configuring the SSL accelerators

Additional configuration options

Balancing Two-Way Traffic Across Firewalls

Introducing two-way firewall load balancing

Configuring two-way firewall load balancing

Configuring routing to the internal network

Creating pools for firewalls and servers

Creating a pool for outside firewall interfaces
Creating a pool for inside firewall interfaces
Creating a pool for servers
Creating a pool for inside firewall interfaces
Creating a pool for servers
Creating a pool for servers

Creating virtual servers for inbound traffic

Creating a network virtual server to load balance the firewalls
Enhancing security for this configuration
Creating a standard virtual server to load balance intranet servers
Enhancing security for this configuration
Creating a standard virtual server to load balance intranet servers
Creating a standard virtual server to load balance intranet servers

Creating virtual servers for outbound traffic

Creating a wildcard virtual server for balancing traffic to the
firewalls
Creating a forwarding wildcard virtual server to forward traffic
to the Internet
Creating a forwarding wildcard virtual server to forward traffic
to the Internet

Configuring administrative routing

Additional configuration options

Load Balancing a Cache Array for Local Server Acceleration

Introducing local server acceleration

Maximizing memory or processing power
Using the configuration diagram
Using the configuration diagram

Configuring local acceleration

Creating pools

Creating a pool for the cache servers
Creating a pool for the origin server
Creating a pool for hot content
Creating a pool for the origin server
Creating a pool for hot content
Creating a pool for hot content

Creating a cache rule

Using a cacheable content expression
Setting content demand status
Setting content demand status

Creating a virtual server

Configuring for intelligent cache population

Configuring a SNAT

Additional configuration options

Load Balancing a Cache Array for Remote Server Acceleration

Introducing remote server acceleration

Maximizing memory or processing power

Configuring remote server acceleration

Creating pools

Creating a pool for the cache servers
Creating a pool for the origin server
Creating a pool for hot content
Creating a pool for the origin server
Creating a pool for hot content
Creating a pool for hot content

Creating a cache rule

Working with a cacheable content expression
Understanding content demand status
Understanding content demand status

Creating a virtual server

Configuring for intelligent cache population

Configuring a SNAT
Configuring a SNAT automap for bounceback
Configuring a SNAT automap for bounceback

Additional configuration options

Configuring Forward Proxy Caching

Introducing forward proxy caching

Maximizing memory or processing power
Using the configuration diagram
Using the configuration diagram

Configuring forward proxy caching

Creating pools

Creating a pool for the cache servers
Creating a pool for the origin server
Creating a pool for hot content
Creating a pool for the origin server
Creating a pool for hot content
Creating a pool for hot content

Creating a cache rule

Working with a cacheable content expression
Understanding content demand status
Understanding content demand status

Creating a virtual server

Additional configuration options

Configuring a Content Converter

Introducing the content converter

Configuring the content converter

Configuring the on-the-fly conversion software
Creating the load balancing pool
Creating the virtual server
Creating a content converter gateway using the Configuration
utility
Enabling, disabling, or deleting a content converter gateway
Displaying the configuration for a content converter gateway
from the command line
Creating the load balancing pool
Creating the virtual server
Creating a content converter gateway using the Configuration
utility
Enabling, disabling, or deleting a content converter gateway
Displaying the configuration for a content converter gateway
from the command line
Creating the virtual server
Creating a content converter gateway using the Configuration
utility
Enabling, disabling, or deleting a content converter gateway
Displaying the configuration for a content converter gateway
from the command line
Creating a content converter gateway using the Configuration
utility
Enabling, disabling, or deleting a content converter gateway
Displaying the configuration for a content converter gateway
from the command line
Enabling, disabling, or deleting a content converter gateway
Displaying the configuration for a content converter gateway
from the command line
Displaying the configuration for a content converter gateway
from the command line

Additional configuration options

Hosting Multiple Sites

Introducing multiple site hosting

Configuring multiple site hosting

Creating VLAN tags
Creating the server pools to load balance
Creating the virtual server to load balance the web servers
Creating the server pools to load balance
Creating the virtual server to load balance the web servers
Creating the virtual server to load balance the web servers

Additional configuration options

Using Link Aggregation with Tagged VLANs

Introducing link aggregation with tagged VLANs

Using the two-network aggregated tagged VLAN topology

Configuring the two-network topology
Aggregating the links
Creating VLAN tags
Creating the pool of web servers to load balance
Creating the virtual server to load balance the web servers
Aggregating the links
Creating VLAN tags
Creating the pool of web servers to load balance
Creating the virtual server to load balance the web servers
Creating VLAN tags
Creating the pool of web servers to load balance
Creating the virtual server to load balance the web servers
Creating the pool of web servers to load balance
Creating the virtual server to load balance the web servers
Creating the virtual server to load balance the web servers

Using the one-network aggregated tagged VLAN topology

Configuring the one-network topology
Creating a VLAN group
Creating a self IP for the VLAN group
Creating a VLAN group
Creating a self IP for the VLAN group
Creating a self IP for the VLAN group

Additional configuration options

One IP Network Topologies

Introducing the one-IP network topology

Setting up a one-IP network topology with one interface

Defining the pools for an additional Internet connection
Defining the virtual server
Configuring the client SNAT
Defining the virtual server
Configuring the client SNAT
Configuring the client SNAT

Additional configuration options

nPath routing

Introducing nPath routing

Defining a server pool for nPATH routing
Defining a virtual server with address translation disabled
Configuring the virtual server on the content server loopback
interface
Setting the route for inbound traffic
Setting the return route
Setting the idle connection time-out
Defining a virtual server with address translation disabled
Configuring the virtual server on the content server loopback
interface
Setting the route for inbound traffic
Setting the return route
Setting the idle connection time-out
Configuring the virtual server on the content server loopback
interface
Setting the route for inbound traffic
Setting the return route
Setting the idle connection time-out
Setting the route for inbound traffic
Setting the return route
Setting the idle connection time-out
Setting the return route
Setting the idle connection time-out
Setting the idle connection time-out

Additional configuration options

Monitoring and Administration

Monitoring and administration utilities

Using the bigpipe utility as a monitoring tool

Monitoring the BIG-IP Controller
Monitoring virtual servers, virtual addresses and services
Monitoring nodes and node addresses
Monitoring NATs
Monitoring SNATs
Viewing the status of the interface cards
Monitoring virtual servers, virtual addresses and services
Monitoring nodes and node addresses
Monitoring NATs
Monitoring SNATs
Viewing the status of the interface cards
Monitoring nodes and node addresses
Monitoring NATs
Monitoring SNATs
Viewing the status of the interface cards
Monitoring NATs
Monitoring SNATs
Viewing the status of the interface cards
Monitoring SNATs
Viewing the status of the interface cards
Viewing the status of the interface cards

Using the Configuration utility for administration and monitoring

Adding a user
Customizing the Configuration utility
Configuring SNMP
Customizing the Configuration utility
Configuring SNMP
Configuring SNMP

Working with the BIG/top utility

Using BIG/top command options
Using runtime commands in BIG/top
Using runtime commands in BIG/top

Working with the Syslog utility

Sample log messages

Removing and returning items to service

Removing the BIG-IP Controller from service
Removing individual virtual servers, virtual addresses, and
ports from service
Removing individual nodes and node addresses from service
Viewing the currently defined virtual servers and nodes
Removing individual virtual servers, virtual addresses, and
ports from service
Removing individual nodes and node addresses from service
Viewing the currently defined virtual servers and nodes
Removing individual nodes and node addresses from service
Viewing the currently defined virtual servers and nodes
Viewing the currently defined virtual servers and nodes

Viewing system statistics and log files

Viewing system statistics
Viewing log files
Viewing log files

Printing the connection table

Changing passwords

Changing passwords and adding new user IDs for the
web-based Configuration utility

Working with the BIG/db database

Using the bigpipe db command

Working with the BIG/stat utility

Configuring SNMP

Working with SNMP

Getting started with SNMP

Downloading the MIBs
Allowing access
Allowing access

Configuring SNMP settings

Downloading the MIBs
/etc/hosts.deny
/etc/hosts.allow
/etc/snmpd.conf
/etc/snmptrap.conf
Syslog
Enable the SNMP port
/etc/hosts.deny
/etc/hosts.allow
/etc/snmpd.conf
/etc/snmptrap.conf
Syslog
Enable the SNMP port
/etc/hosts.allow
/etc/snmpd.conf
/etc/snmptrap.conf
Syslog
Enable the SNMP port
/etc/snmpd.conf
/etc/snmptrap.conf
Syslog
Enable the SNMP port
/etc/snmptrap.conf
Syslog
Enable the SNMP port
Syslog
Enable the SNMP port
Enable the SNMP port

Glossary

Glossary