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Aug 04, 2014

What is concept of forwarding VIP?

I read that it accepts traffic that matches the virtual server address and forwards it to the destination IP address that is specified in the request rather than load balancing the traffic to a pool.


what i understood is that F5 is default deny device..that is..any traffic that is directed to F5 and for which it doesn't have any VIP configured, it will simply drop traffic. In order for F5 to work as router to forward packets to other devices (L3 device),it needs forwarding VIP.


Let me know if i am understanding it Correctly or does it work differently? if anyone can give some example it would be good.


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