Internal VIP with pool members on same internal network
This is a pretty basic question, but I couldn't find the answer in the docs anywhere.
Thusfar, we only use our LTM with VIPs configured on the External network and pool members on the Internal network. Can you configure a VIP on the Big-IP's Internal network, and load balance across a pool of servers on the same network?
I've got a couple servers on my 10.2.x network and I'd like to create a VIP on this same network that load balances across these members.
Is there any restriction from the VIP's IP being on the same network as the pool members?
Is there any special configuration for this, or does the LTM just know to use the Internal VLAN because of the IP specified?
Is there any downside to this?