Load Balance Host Headers
I posted last week asking for assitance load balancing WebLogic apps. I received some good responses, but they didn't work. I submitted an F5 support case and was basically told they don't help build new configurations, only fix "broken" ones and I should use professional services. I found some third party WebLogic admin books that suggest load balancers should NOT replace proxies, but be used with them.
So my current isue. I had an existing IIS server using host headers to accept the incoming requests, handle SSL requirements and proxy (forward) HTTP requests to some WebLogic nodes.
I changed DNS and put F5 in front of this (still using a single VIP entry point) to route to the same IIS box then proxy to WebLogic. With this setup I have a few sites (4 out of 11) that seem ok. The rest show infinite loops on the redirects. I've rechecked the IIS config multiple times to make sure the SSL redirects were removed and sites are now HTTP only. The IIS logs seem to show that the traffic actually never gets to the IIS server. I can't seem to figure out how I introduced this redirect. I'm wondering if I need to remove the idea of "host headers" on IIS or F5 or both to get this stable and working.