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Adding a /24 network as a pool member?




I am configuring a Virtual Server with one LTM pool that needs to contain an entire /24 network as the IPs within this network are dynamic.


The IP's within this network are configured within kubernetes as LoadBalancer service IP's that are routable.


Since Kubernetes will dynamically assign these IP's, I would like to include the entire network as the pool member.


Is there a way to do this? I tried adding just the /24 as a node and add that to the pool but that doesn't seem to work.


If there is a better way to accomplish this, I am open to suggestions. Thanks in advance!



Hello Johnny Dunlop,


I think you can use Virtual Server forwarding features to accomplish this :






This is very close to what I want. However, I need a Virtual Server that maps to the GTM record.


As an example.. I want to have the GTM resolve to a Public IP that external users hit. Then I want the Virtual Server that has this Public IP to send traffic to an internal subnet.


So the destination address for the Virtual Server needs to be the public IP, but forward traffic to the internal subnet as an example.


Is this possible?



Hi Johnny,

Sorry for the late reply, I don't see any caveat on this solution. Test it and give us the result !



It does not seem to work this way.


When you create an IP forwarding virtual server, you are saying any traffic that comes to the F5 devices destined for a specific network will be forwarded.


What I need is a Virtual Server listening on a given IP example: but once the Virtual Server receives the traffic, forward it to a network. This does not seem to be possible and F5 confirmed we cannot have a pool member as a network. It can only be a specific IP.