Ensure that you have created an IP tunnel before starting this task.
Self IP addresses can enable the BIG-IP system, and other
devices on the network, to route application traffic through the associated tunnel,
similar to routing through VLANs and VLAN groups.
Note: If the other side of
the tunnel needs to be reachable, make sure the self IP addresses that you assign to
both sides of the tunnel are in the same subnet.
On the Main tab, click
The Self IPs screen opens.
The New Self IP screen opens.
In the Name field, type a unique name for the self
In the IP Address field, type the IP address of the
The system accepts IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
Note: This is not the
same as the IP address of the tunnel local endpoint.
In the Netmask field, type the network mask for the
specified IP address.
From the VLAN/Tunnel list, select the tunnel with which
to associate this self IP address.
The screen refreshes, and displays the new self IP address.
Assigning a self IP to a tunnel ensures that the tunnel appears as a resource for
To direct traffic through the tunnel, add a route for which you specify the tunnel
as the resource.