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Archived Manual: BIG-IP Link Controller Solutions Guide, version 4.3
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Original Publication Date: 09/26/2007

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Table of Contents


Introduction

Getting started

Choosing a configuration tool

Using the Administrator Kit

Stylistic conventions
Finding additional help and technical support resources

Learning more about the BIG-IP product family

Introducing the Link Controller

What is the BIG-IP Link Controller?

Understanding link load balancing
Link management
Link monitoring

Using the Setup Utility

Creating the initial configuration with the Setup utility

Connecting to the Link Controller for the first time

Running the Setup utility from a console or serial terminal
Running the Setup utility remotely

Using the Setup utility for the first time

Keyboard type
Link Controller root password
Host name
Configuring a default gateway pool
Redundant system settings
Setting the interface media type
Configuring VLANs and IP addresses
Configuring remote web server access
Setting the time zone
Configuring the DNS proxy forwarding settings
Configuring remote administrative access
Configuring NTP support
Completing the initial configuration

Running the Setup utility to change settings

Options available only through the Setup utility menu

Configuring Links for Simple ISP Load Balancing

Introducing simple ISP load balancing

Configuring ISP load balancing

Defining the pools for an additional Internet connection
Defining the virtual servers for an additional Internet connection
Setting the default gateway pool
Configuring SNAT automap for outbound traffic
Adding a wide IP for inbound load balancing
Configuring transparent monitors for the links
Monitoring link performance

Additional configuration options

Configuring Cost-Based ISP Load Balancing

Introducing cost-based ISP load balancing

Configuring cost-based ISP load balancing

Defining the pools for an additional Internet connection
Defining the virtual servers for an additional Internet connection
Setting the default gateway pool
Configuring SNAT automap for outbound traffic
Adding a wide IP for inbound load balancing
Configuring cost values for each link
Configuring link capacity limits for load balancing
Configuring transparent monitors for the links
Monitoring link performance

Additional configuration options

Glossary