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As a BIG-IP ®system administrator, you typically manage routing on the system by configuring these BIG-IP system features.
|BIG-IP system feature||Benefit|
|Route domains||You create route domains to segment traffic associated with different applications and to allow devices to have duplicate IP addresses within the same network.|
|Local IP addresses||Whenever you create virtual addresses and self IP addresses on the BIG-IP system, the system automatically adds routes to the system that pertain to those addresses, as directly-connected routes.|
|Static routes||For destination IP addresses that are not on the directly-connected network, you can explicitly add static routes. You can add both management (administrative) and TMM static routes to the BIG-IP system.|
|Advanced routing modules||You can configure the advanced routing modules--a set of dynamic routing protocols and core daemons--to ensure that the BIG-IP system can learn about routes from other routers and advertise BIG-IP system routes. These advertised routes can include BIG-IP virtual addresses.|
|The ARP cache||You can manage static and dynamic entries in the ARP cache to resolve IP addresses into MAC addresses.|
The BIG-IP system contains two sets of routing tables:
As a BIG-IP administrator, you configure the system so that the BIG-IP system can use these routing tables to route both management and application traffic successfully.
The BIG-IP system maintains two kinds of routes: