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Archived Manual: BIG-IP Link Controller Solutions Guide, version 4.5
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Original Publication Date: 02/27/2010

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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

What's new in version 4.5

New configuration screens
Full duplex billing support
Security enhancements
Billing estimates based on P95 bandwidth usage
Easy system account creation

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
Using SNAT automap for outbound traffic
Adding a wide IP for inbound load balancing
Configuring transparent monitors for the links
Monitoring link performance

Additional configuration option

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
Using SNAT automap for outbound traffic
Adding a wide IP for inbound load balancing
Configuring price weighting for each link
Configuring link capacity limits for load balancing
Configuring transparent monitors for the links
Monitoring link performance

Additional configuration options

Glossary