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Manual: BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager and Link Controller: Implementations, version 9.4
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Original Publication Date: 01/05/2007


BIG-IP® Global Traffic Manager and Link Controller: Implementations version 9.4

Table of Contents


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1. Introducing Implementations for Global Traffic Manager and Link Controller

Introducing the BIG-IP system

Introducing Implementations

Getting started

Using the Configuration utility

Introducing the Global Traffic Manager

Introducing the Link Controller

About this guide

Finding additional information

Stylistic conventions in this document

Finding help and technical support resources

2. Delegating DNS Traffic to Wide IPs

Working with the Global Traffic Manager and DNS traffic

Delegating DNS traffic to wide IPs

Modifying the existing DNS server

Configuring a listener

3. Replacing a DNS Server with the Global Traffic Manager

Working with the Global Traffic Manager and DNS traffic

Replacing a DNS server with the Global Traffic Manager

Configuring the DNS server for zone transfers

Acquiring a hint zone file

Enabling recursive queries

Acquiring zone files

Designating the Global Traffic Manager as a primary DNS server

Configuring a listener

4. Sending Traffic Through the Global Traffic Manager

Working with the Global Traffic Manager as a router or forwarder

Forwarding traffic through the Global Traffic Manager

Placing the Global Traffic Manager to forward traffic

Forwarding traffic to a DNS server

Routing traffic through the Global Traffic Manager

Placing the Global Traffic Manager to route traffic

Routing traffic to a DNS server

5. Integrating the Global Traffic Manager with BIG-IP Systems

Understanding the interactions between BIG-IP systems

Integrating the Global Traffic Manager with other BIG-IP systems

Defining a data center

Defining the Global Traffic Manager

Adding BIG-IP systems

Running the big3d_install script

6. Adding New Global Traffic Managers to a Synchronization Group

Understanding synchronization in Global Traffic Manager version 9.x

Adding a new Global Traffic Manager to a synchronization group

Adding the Global Traffic Manager

Enabling synchronization

Running the gtm_add script

Running the bigip_add script

7. Cost-Based Load Balancing

Introducing cost-based load balancing

Configuring cost-based load balancing

Configuring the links

Creating the default gateway pool for cost-based load balancing

Implementing the default gateway pool for cost-based load balancing

Configuring the virtual servers

Adding a wide IP for inbound load balancing

8. Bandwidth Load Balancing

Introducing bandwidth load balancing

Configuring bandwidth load balancing

Configuring the links

Creating the default gateway pool for bandwidth load balancing

Implementing the default gateway pool for bandwidth load balancing

Defining the virtual servers for an additional Internet connection

Adding a wide IP for bandwidth load balancing

9. Setting Up a Global Traffic Manager Redundant System

Understanding Global Traffic Manager redundant systems

Setting up a Global Traffic Manager redundant system

Configuring the redundant system settings

Creating a VLAN

Assigning self IP addresses

Creating a floating IP address

Configuring the high availability options

Defining an NTP server

Defining the default gateway route

Defining a listener

Running a config sync operation

Defining a data center

Defining the Global Traffic Managers

Enabling synchronization

Running the gtm_add script

10. Setting Up a Link Controller Redundant System

Understanding Link Controller redundant systems

Setting up a Link Controller redundant system

Configuring the redundant system settings

Creating VLANs for Link Controller redundant systems

Assigning self IP addresses

Creating a floating IP address

Configuring the high availability options

Defining an NTP server

Defining the default gateway route

Defining a listener

Running a config sync operation

Enabling synchronization

Adding links

Running the gtm_add script

Glossary