You can set up the BIG-IP system to load balance passive mode FTP traffic. You do this by using the default FTP profile. An FTP profile determines the way that the BIG-IP system processes FTP traffic.
Additionally, you can create an iRule to apply to the FTP data channel. You apply the iRule to the data channel by assigning the iRule to the virtual server that you create.
You can perform these tasks to configure FTP passive mode load balancing.
|Passive||The monitor sends a data transfer request to the FTP server. When the FTP server receives the request, the FTP server initiates and establishes the data connection.|
|Port||The monitor initiates and establishes the data connection with the FTP server.|
|Yes||The system redirects error messages and other information to a log file created specifically for this monitor.|
|No||The system does not collect additional information or error messages related to this monitor. This is the default setting.|