Exchange 2010 COnfiguration
I have a question regarding Exchange 2010 implementation. I'm newer to working with LTM so forgive me if some of the questions I ask may seem basic. I will be load balancing OWA, Active Synch, and Autdiscover and RPC using a single FQDN or VIP. I'm thinking about using a one armed configuration. Not sure if this is good or bad.
The way our internal network is setup, we kind of limited to a one armed configuration. First off, is using a one -armed configuration better than using a routed. The way our internal network is setup, the CAS servers sit on the same Vlan as the VIP. I do realize I will be using a snat so the source IP address will look like the egress vlan IP of the F5. All of the server logs will then show this and it may be difficult for a windows admin to look in the logs and troubleshoot..
On the other hand, My understanding is, if using a routed configuration, I do NOT need to create a snat if the node's default gateway is the floating IP if the VLan the node is on. The source IP address of the client would not be change and the server logs would show the true client IP address. I would however also need to create a route so when that node sent its' traffic back to the BigIP as the DG he it would know where to send it. Say if i'm using a 10.0.0.0 network, and I have 2 trunks going to 2 different sets of switches, how do I make sure that traffic coming in from Trunk A goes back out trunk A. The 10.0.0.0 also lives on trunk B. Finally,how do I allow admins to be able to access their servers that sit behind the F5. Do I need to create a seperate management VIP so they can telnet or connect to it? Thanks in Advance..