In this multi-part post I am going to review a recent deployment of F5 LTM + WA in support of SAP Business Objects business intelligence platform. We deployed this landscape at the SAP Co-Innovation lab in Palo Alto California. There are a few things to keep in mind regarding this deployment:
- This was a ‘one armed’ deployment where both the LTM virtual server and Tomcat servers were on the same network
- We provided traffic management for Sybase IQ servers on port 5788, this port is configurable and is not hard set
- In order to support scale testing for the Business Objects environment we deployed a BIG-IP 11000 with a SNAT Pool configured. This was to support performance and scale testing at the COIL labs. Your configuration may have a smaller hardware platform and you may not need to configure a SNAT Pool.