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skywalker's avatar
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Jul 17, 2012

Vlans behind the F5

Hi all,



I just wanted to know what the advantages or disadvanteges are if the server vlans are behind the f5 instead of Switch.



The background of question is some of Windows Server vlans which will be used for a VIP-Address, existing currently on a cisco-SW not behind the f5.










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  • Hamish's avatar
    Icon for Cirrocumulus rankCirrocumulus
    If vlans are Routed by the bigip then you dont have to perform SNAT. Which means at the poolmember you can tcpdump a clients traffic with a simple ip address filter.



    Note that the vlans may still be on a switch... You just have to use the bigip as the default gateway off he subnets..