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WAF Sizing

Sriram_Shanmuga
Altostratus
Altostratus

Hi,Could someone guide me what are the factors to be considered while sizing a WAF(Physical & Virtual Editions) to a customer.

 

Regards Sriram

 

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Martijn_144688
Cirrostratus
Cirrostratus

Hi,

 

Below datasheet of F5 appliances.

 

https://www.f5.com/pdf/products/big-ip-platforms-datasheet.pdf

 

You should ask your customer for:

 

  • Required throughput. It is a WAF so L7 throughput.
  • Expected number of concurrent connections.
  • Expected number of new connections per second.
  • If SSL is needed the expected number of TPS (Transaction per Second).

And of course the required physical ports and speed. Copper? Fiber? 1GB or 10GB.

 

Regards, Martijn.

 

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Martijn_144688
Cirrostratus
Cirrostratus

Hi,

 

Below datasheet of F5 appliances.

 

https://www.f5.com/pdf/products/big-ip-platforms-datasheet.pdf

 

You should ask your customer for:

 

  • Required throughput. It is a WAF so L7 throughput.
  • Expected number of concurrent connections.
  • Expected number of new connections per second.
  • If SSL is needed the expected number of TPS (Transaction per Second).

And of course the required physical ports and speed. Copper? Fiber? 1GB or 10GB.

 

Regards, Martijn.

 

Hi Martin, Thanks for the information.

 

Hi,

 

Below datasheet of F5 appliances.

 

https://www.f5.com/pdf/products/big-ip-platforms-datasheet.pdf

 

You should ask your customer for:

 

  • Required throughput. It is a WAF so L7 throughput.
  • Expected number of concurrent connections.
  • Expected number of new connections per second.
  • If SSL is needed the expected number of TPS (Transaction per Second).

And of course the required physical ports and speed. Copper? Fiber? 1GB or 10GB.

 

Regards, Martijn.

 

Hi Martin, Thanks for the information.

 

Rahul_Yadav
Cirrus
Cirrus

What about object size?

Tai_PhamMinh
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

Hello, 

https://www.f5.com/pdf/products/big-ip-platforms-datasheet.pdf

This is only datasheet for LTM BIG-IP performance, not use for WAF.

Thoughput via WAF different LTM on BIG-IP platform.

Thanks,