After you create a server pool, you need to create a virtual server that references
the profile and pool you created.
On the Main tab, click
The Virtual Server List screen opens.
Click the Create button.
The New Virtual Server screen opens.
In the Name field, type a unique name for the virtual
From the Type list, select Performance (Layer
In the Destination Address/Mask field, type the IP
address in CIDR format.
The supported format is address/prefix, where the prefix length is in bits.
For example, an IPv4 address/prefix is 10.0.0.1
, and an IPv6 address/prefix is
. When you use an IPv4
address without specifying a prefix, the BIG-IP®
automatically uses a /32
Note: The IP
address you type must be available and not in the loopback
From the Configuration list, select
From the Protocol list, select
From the Protocol Profile (Client) list, select the
custom Fast L4 profile you defined for low-latency FIX trading.
For the Address Translation setting, clear the
Enabled check box to implement direct server return
For the Port Translation setting, clear the
Enabled check box.
Important: Clearing the Enabled check box
disables network address translation (NAT) functionality. If you require
NAT, you must select the Enabled check box.
In the Resources area of the screen, from the Default
Pool list, select the relevant pool name.
The virtual server is configured to use the specified Fast L4 profile and pool. If a
client initiates a FIX connection with this virtual server, the connection uses the Fast
L4 (ePVA) hardware.