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Nov 09, 2010

multiple virtual servers vs irules!

hi everyone



this is quite a straight-forward question: generally speaking, in terms of big ip performance, is it better to use a single virtual server which distributes traffic to multiple pools using an irule which detects host headers? or is better to create individual pairs of virtual servers and pools for each site?





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  • George_Watkins_'s avatar
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    Any time you involve layer 7 inspection, you are going to take a performance hit. If you have multiple IPs available and are worried about BIG-IP performance, I would create separate virtuals.