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Archived Manual: BIG-IP Controller Reference Guide, version 3.3
Manual

Original Publication Date: 09/26/2007

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Introduction

Getting started

Choosing a configuration tool

Using the Administrator Kit

Stylistic conventions
Finding additional help and technical support resources

What's new in version 3.3

BIG-IP e-Commerce Controller
BIG-IP Cache Load Balancer
Performance enhancements

Learning more about the BIG-IP Controller product family

Object Properties

Object properties

Extended Application Verification (EAV)

Setting up custom EAV service checks
Using the EAV pingers bundled with the BIG-IP Controller
Extended Content Verification (ECV)
ECV service check properties
Writing regular expressions for ECV service checks
Setting up ECV service checks in the Configuration utility
Setting up ECV service checks for transparent nodes
Manually configuring and testing the /etc/bigd.conf file

Filters

IP filters
Rate filters and rate classes

IP forwarding

Setting up IP forwarding
Configuring forwarding virtual servers

Interface

Versatile interface configuration
Destination route and translation processing
Source translation processing
Source translation
Interface security
Displaying status for interfaces
Arming and disarming the fail-safe mode
Setting the fail-safe timeout
Viewing the timeout setting
Setting the MAC masquerade address
Enabling VLAN tags for an interface

Load Balancing

Understanding individual load balancing modes
Setting the global load balancing mode
Setting ratio weights and priority levels for node addresses
Setting the load balancing method for a pool

NAT

Defining a network address translation (NAT)

Node

Adding a node as a member to a pool

Pool

Setting up persistence for a pool
Using HTTP cookie persistence
Using destination address affinity (sticky persistence)
Using a simple timeout and a persist mask on a pool
Maintaining persistence across virtual servers that use the same virtual addresses
Maintaining persistence across all virtual servers
Backward compatible persistence for node list virtual servers

Port

Redundant System

Preparing to use the synchronization command
Synchronizing configurations between controllers
Configuring fail-safe settings
Mirroring connection and persistence information
Using gateway fail-safe
Using network-based fail-over
Setting a specific BIG-IP Controller to be the preferred active unit
Setting up active-active redundant controllers
Configuring an active-active system
Active-active system fail-over
Additional active-active BIG/db configuration parameters
Specific active-active bigpipe commands
Running mixed versions of BIG-IP Controller software in active-active mode
Returning an active-active installation to active/standby mode

Rule

Pool selection based on HTTP request data
Pool selection based on IP packet header information
HTTP request string variables
Configuring rules
Configuring virtual servers that reference rules
Cache statement syntax
Additional rule examples
Comparing load balancing configurations

SNAT

timer settings

Setting the node ping timer
Setting the timer for reaping idle connections
Setting the service check timer
Service checking for wildcard servers and ports

Virtual server

Using standard or wildcard virtual servers
Defining virtual servers
Defining wildcard virtual servers
Configuring a network virtual server
Using additional features with virtual servers

bigpipe Command Reference

bigpipe commands


-?


alias


configsync


conn


-d


-f


failover


gateway


-h and -help


interface


ipalias


-l


lb


maint


mirror


nat


-n


node


persist


pool


port


proxy


-r


ratio


rule


-s


snat


summary


timeout_node


timeout_svc


tping_node


tping_svc


treaper


udp


unit


-v


version


vip

Backward-compatible commands

Configuration Files

Configuration files for the BIG-IP Controller

BIG-IP Controller Configuration Utilities

Introducing the BIG-IP Controller configuration utilities


config


config_failover


reconfig-httpd


config_telnetd


config_sshd


config_rshd

BIG-IP System Control Variables

Setting BIG-IP system control variables


sysctl


bigip.bonfire_mode


bigip.bonfire_compatibility_mode


bigip.fastest_max_idle_time


bigip.fastpath_active


bigip.forwarding_vip_overrides_default_snat


bigip.halt_reboot_timeout


bigip.improved_fastest


bigip.max_sticky_entries


bigip.memory_reboot_percent


bigip.open_3dns_lockdown_ports


bigip.open_telnet_port


bigip.open_ftp_ports


bigip.open_ssh_port


bigip.open_rsh_ports


bigip.persist_map_proxies


bigip.persist_time_used_as_limit


bigip.persist_on_any_vip


bigip.persist_on_any_port_same_vip


bigip.tcphps_mss_override


bigip.verbose_log_level


bigip.vipnoarp


bigip.webadmin_port


net.inet.ip.forwarding


net.inet.ip.sourcecheck

System Utilities

Introducing the BIG-IP Controller system utilities


sod


bigd


big3d

BIG/db Configuration Keys

Supported BIG/db configuration keys

Using the Failover and Cluster keys