We are looking to complete a maintenance that will essentially take all the virtuals down for a period of time. What we would like to be able to do is provide a redirect for all virtuals to a maintenance page without having to go thru and configure an irule on each one. There are approximately 2000 of them of various types and many already have irules, snats, etc that would complicate the configuration.
Has anyone ever encountered this before and have a strategy that they'd be willing to share? My first thought is to disable all VIPs and use the any/any virtual that we have to host the redirect irule. I am not sure if this will work as it's untested and I do not know if the any/any VIP would field the http requests in order to redirect them. Would disabling all VIPs cause all traffic to be handled by the any/any VIP?
Thanks in advance for any help.
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