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How does F5 Bigip packets route inside/among its route domains?

How does F5 Bigip route packets inside/among its route domains? I have an F5 BigIP device. On that BigIP, I create a test partition called test123, the route-domain, VLAN, self IP of that test123 ...
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How to detect traffic change and trigger GitLab pipeline?

We have two etcd clusters running in Kubernetes one act as primary(A) and the second one act as backup(B). We also have etcdctl make-mirror in place between these two clusters, now the problem is if ...
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PostFix permit_sasl_authenticated behind a Big-IP F5 load balancer

I have a functioning postfix server that uses smtpd_relay_restrictions = permit_sasl_authenticated, permit_mynetworks, reject_unauth_destination I am trying to put this behind a LB. When I telnet or ...
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Internal website over SSL VPN (F5 Network) session issue

We have F5 Networks SSL VPN setup and added some internal websites in F5 portal. One website works good, but the other one has session problem. When I sign in to F5 portal, from there I go to internal ...
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Is it possible to use "route ADD ... MASK ..." command to exclude an application or website from VPN connection?

Following this question, I was pointed out to this page, where it suggests using the route ADD <destination_network> MASK <subnet_mask> <gateway_ip> <metric_cost> command to &...
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Suspicious requests initiated by /TSPD directory on f5 firewall

I developed a website for a client who deployed it behind an F5 firewall. I noticed that when accessing the site for the fist time the home page is not served. Instead an blank html page with some ...
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Can an F5 LTM leave a failed/flapping node offline

I have an F5 LTM load balancing a number of servers. If one of those servers fails and then recovers, can I have the LTM mark it down/in maintenance until I manually re-enable it? The default ...
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Too many redirects NSX Load Balancer (HA Proxy) Application rule

We are trying to do a redirect from / to /access/signin however with the following application rule we see too many redirects (looping) for HTTPS, HTTP is working fine. acl TEST-RDR hdr_dom(Host) -i ...
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How companies use single VIP for multiple L4 services

I have two public IP's alloted by network team NAT'ed to two private IP x.x.x.2 and x.x.x.3. This private IP is assigned as a VIP on my Load Balancer. I am wondering how these two VIP's can be used ...
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F5 BIG-IP workaround to CVE-2020-5902 vulnerability

Do you have any idea of a workaround for the CVE-2020-5902 vulnerability? I cannot update at the moment, but I am concerned because it is a Critical vulnerability.
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How to solve "Bad Certificate" error on kubernetes pod?

I am trying to set up a kubernetes pod in order for it to connect to a device, specifically a F5 BIG-IP appliance. The deployment appears to be OK, in fact i had to modify a code snippet I found ...
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SSL Renegotiation trigger - F5 iRule

I'm trying to implement a TCL script to be used in an F5 iRule, in order to catch any SSL renegotiation event. I'm stuck at the first step, which is basically the "trigger" which could say "when the ...
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Can we have multiple SNAT pools configured under a single VIP?

I have a little situation here, we have a VIP that contains 4 nodes present at two different locations (2 nodes in A location and other 2 nodes in B location), having different subnets (we have ...
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F5 Load Balancer and SIEM

I am looking for information on whether F5 can forward syslog info to a SIEM such as arclight or Qradar. I have heard that you can only send unencrypted traffic on port 80 but you cant forward ...
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How to assign multiple pools to single virtual server [VIP] in F5

I have a requirement in F5 where i have to configure multiple pools and all pools will be using Single virtual server [1 VIP] to receive traffic from outside world. I am trying to figure out any ...
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Does F5 HTTP/2 profile need tuning?

The current default for the F5 HTTP/2 profile has a Concurrent Streams Per Connection default of 10. This seems a bit conservative. IETF recommended that this value being no smaller than 100, so as to ...
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Migrate ESXi vm to qcow2 with settings preserved?

I have attempted to export a vm in ESXi which produced 3 files: vm_name.ovf (12KB) disk-0-2.vmdk (73KB) disk-1.vmdk (1.2GB) I assumed the larger file (disk-1.vmdk) was the flat file and ...
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How to tune TCP for high-frequency connections between two nodes

I've been scratching my head for the past few days, trying to come up with a solution for the following problem: In our data center we have a F5 running on BigIP hardware that acts as a single ingress ...
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F5 SNI Passthrough

G'day all, I'm trying to configure an F5 virtual Big-IP for L4 pass through SNI load balancing, but am having troubles (probably because I'm new to F5's). We have backend websites that require SNI (...
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Creating an F5 Pool And Assign Multiple Health Monitors To It

Say I create two nodes SERVER1 and SERVER2 create ltm node SERVER1 description SERVER1 address 10.1.1.1%200 create ltm node SERVER2 description SERVER2 address 10.1.1.2%200 After I added the nodes I ...
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F5 BIGIP Configuration

I am setting up BIGIP LTM with APM in my Lab network. I am trying to load balance three NGINX Web servers which work on HTTP port 80. My F5 Big IP has got the management IP through which I am able ...
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Impact of disabling Port and Address Translation for F5

If I have a set of servers behind a specific VIP that are operating fine, but I want to use the action on service down "reselect" and it requires port and address translation to be disabled. what ...
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How can I report on hosts that are using TLS 1.1 or older?

I'd like to disable everything older than TLS 1.2 on a F5 big ip, and before doing so I'd like to report on all servers using older ciphers for remediation. Even if this is just a list of IP ...
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Is it possible to set a scheduled tasks to run both directly before and directly after a windows update?

We're currently attempting to find a solution to better automate our Windows updates on our IIS machines. We have an infrastructure that is hit by thousands of transactions at all hours of the day; ...
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What happens to IIS when I reboot my server?

At my work, we're currently addressing concerns about IIS. We use an F5 load balancer across a few IIS servers and therefore can handle one being taken out of the pool for a bit, but we are concerned ...
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Why do redirects from my subdomain end up on my primary domain?

I've got a custom subdomain that, when using Java's HttpServletResponse::sendRedirect() is getting redirected to our main (sub)domain and I'm not sure why. Users at https:// custom.example.com/...
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Nginx load balancing as gateway (without SNAT)

I'm trying to configure Nginx as last-resort backup for F5-BIG-IP and I'm not sure if it's possible to configure it to behave similarly to F5 in terms of traffic handling? F5 is currently deployed as ...
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F5 BIG-IP VE in Azure stuck in Offline Disconnected state with Inet port exhaustion errors

We have BIG-IP version 13.1.0.2 deployed in Azure using the Auto Scale BIG-IP WAF (LTM + ASM) - VM Scale Set template and it has been working fine until recently, when one of the 5 instances started ...
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F5 BIG-IP monitor to detect http to https redirects

We have an F5 BIG-IP load-balancer we use in front of a web application hosted by several identical servers. The application listens on port 443 for SSL/TLS requests and port 80 for http requests. ...
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F5 BigIP - HTTP Header Log Based on User-Agent Condition

I'm a completely F5 newbie F5 trying to script an iRules to log the HTTP Headers if the User-Agent contains "Mozilla": when HTTP_REQUEST_RELEASE { if { [HTTP::header "User-Agent"] contains "...
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How to automate F5 saas_idp template on BigIP from Ansible

I am deploying a BigIP IdP SAML virtual server in IdP initiated mode thanks to iApps template f5.saas_idp.v1.0.1rc1 based on instruction from https://www.f5.com/pdf/deployment-guides/saml-idp-saas-dg....
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F5 bigip network access application failed to run on Linux Mint 19 (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS based) distro

We are using F5 VPN, and I found a bug and work around: F5 network access client failed to run with error: ~ $ /opt/f5/vpn/f5vpn %u qt.network.ssl: QSslSocket: cannot resolve OPENSSL_init_ssl qt....
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SSL offloading apache BigIP

I have a BigIp which has two entry point HTTP and HTTPS, both entry point communicate with my apache server with HTTP protocol. The HTTPS certificate is on the BigIP, and SSL Offloading is carried ...
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Can't connect to Internet while F5 VPN is connected

I'm using F5 BIG-IP Edge VPN client on OS X Yosemite 10.10 and trying to find the best way to access the web, while connected Has anyone found a solution, how to make it work? Maybe this could be an ...
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How Call routed in F5 Box from => Client - Virtual Server - Pool - Pool Member and back to client [closed]

How Call routed in F5 Box from => Client - Virtual Server - Pool - Pool Member and back to client. What are the different way of response possible from Pool member back to client like i)...
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CPU and Memory Utilization from F5 Device ( ADC Load Balancer ) - Node (Server) wise

Can somebody help me out to retrieve the CPU and Memory utilization details for the list of nodes available in the F5 inventory using SNMP ( from F5 )
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How to determine why a payload is blocked by F5 ASM

we are a web development team and recently we have our application deployed on an environment that is behind a F5 firewall with ASM policy enabled. We have experienced situation where our HTTP calls ...
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Why would F5 return a valid cookie followed by null value?

I have two AEM servers behind F5. The JMeter script is getting a valid cookie from the first server whereas the script is getting a valid cookie followed by a null value. Because of this behavior, ...
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F5 load balancer behaves differently without accept-encoding header

I am trying to figure out what's wrong with my F5 load balancer configuration. I have an Apache instance running behind F5 and when i try to access my website over F5, I get empty response for a few ...
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How to prevent a user access to a website using server.domain.com but allowing thru the vip.domain.com?

We setup our website to run on the play framework. It is running http on 9000. We can access the site by going to http://servername.domain.com:9000 where servername is the name of the webserver. ...
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F5 LTM The time between a node going down and a health check failing

Simple question but I couldn't find an answer online. Suppose the following scenario plays out: The node to receive traffic next becomes unresponsive before a health check can be initiate when it ...
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Tomcat Redirecting behind an F5 load balancer

I have 2 servers running 2 instanced of Tomcat each (one Tomcat instance for RC, one for Production). These servers, let's call them server1 and server2, are set behind an F5 load balancer to ...
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Pulling HTTP codes from a F5 Load Balancer

My environment is 4 Ubuntu 14.04 servers running Nginx sitting behind an F5 Load Balancer. They are sending metrics to Datadog and also pulling metrics from the F5 via SNMP to send to Datadog as well. ...
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What happens to existing virtual server connections when I update an iRule?

I have a HA pair of F5 BIG-IP devices running version 11.5.3 Build 1.0.167 Hotfix HF1. I currently have an iRule attached to about 200 virtual servers which enables high-speed logging for certain ...
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Why Ping Latencies in VE LTM so high on F5 Networks LTM?

I'm evaluating a VE LTM Trial, 25 Mbps, BIG-IP 12.1.1 Build 2.0.204 Hotfix HF2 It's running on Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012R2. When I run ping from the Hyper-V console window of the LTM VM I can ...
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Is ADFS for internal CRM necessary if we already have an SSO for internet facing services?

I never had to deal with ADFS until now so not sure if I get it correctly. We will have an implementation of Dynamics CRM inside our network soon and we already use F5 Big-IP APM for SSO with other ...
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How can a system hold more then 65535 concurrent TCP connections?

As far as I know, a TCP/IP stack can only maintain an absolute maximum of 65535 concurrent connections; while reading the white-paper for some F5 BigIP load balancers, I see that these can hold open ...
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Installing Deis in AWS without ELB

I'd like to install a Deis cluster in AWS but without using ELB, since we have already paid for an alternative (BigIP), and our network guys are comfortable with it. Is it easy to configure Deis not ...
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F5 High Speed Logging and Logstash GROK

Im trying to format logs straight from our F5 using HSL and Logstash. I've copied the example configuration exactly from the site as it contains the majority of the information I wanted logstash ...
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SecureCookies, HTTPOnly cookies, .Net, and SSL offloading

So I've been looking into implementing HttpOnly and SecureCookies in my web environment. I have an F5 as the load balancer and a couple of C# web applications hosted in iis 7.5 for the website. The ....
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