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How to enable Virtual Server in BIG-IP?

MichalSzewczyk
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

I decided to set up a VS in BIG-IP (Virtual Edition) as shown on some tutorials. I created a pool, added it to VS. I left most of the spaces blank. When I try connecting to the IP address of VS (let's say 10.10.1.100), I have timeout error (in BIG-IP it simply says the server is enabled). What may be a cause? Does it something to do with my network settings or maybe I should've use different settings, when creating VS? I saw solution using SNAT, but is there any other option to set it correctly?

 

P.S. I forgot to mention, that I checked server status with iHealth and it says "Available (Enabled) - The virtual server is available".

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Simply add automap to the VIP to exclude it as an issue:

 

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K7336

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K7820

 

 

 

Because you are new to F5 I may recommmend to take getting started with BIG-IP and LTM (chec the f5 site for free and payed trainning https://account.f5.com/learnf5 😞

 

 

https://www.f5.com/services/training/free-training-courses/getting-started-with-big-ip

 

https://www.f5.com/services/training/free-training-courses/getting-started-with-big-ip-local-traffic...

 

 

 

CBT has an old but nice trainning for F5 where you are trained how to create a virtual f5 lab on vmware:

 

 

https://www.cbtnuggets.com/it-training/f5

 

 

And finally the operations guides that are around 100 pages but a great thing:

 

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K73819494

 

 

 

For the SNAT you will see how it is set in the getting started series but for example if the VIP is SSL and you added HTTP profile without doing a decryption you will also break it or your pool members are down or faulty but you have bad health monitor to detect this etc. . For F5 HTTP/SSL/TCP issues and doing tcpdump that also logs TCP RST if the F5 is one droping the traffic after you have read the getting started to get the basic idea you may check:

 

https://devcentral.f5.com/s/feed/0D51T00008aVVptSAG