BIG-IP Virtual Server and its Types

This is the third session in our series called F5 LTM Concepts. In this article/video, we will learn about BIG-IP Virtual Server and its types. Hope it will help you in configuring and troubleshooting F5 devices in your day-to-day jobs.

F5 LTM Concepts – BIG-IP Virtual Server and its Types

In this session, we learn about F5 BIG-IP virtual servers and its types. A Virtual Server is one of the most important components of F5 LTM that is represented by a virtual IP address and a service e.g., 10.10.10.100:443. It is used to load balance traffic across multiple real servers at the back end. There are many types of virtual servers, but standard virtual server is the most common type.

Other types discussed in the session are listed below.

– Standard Virtual Server
– Performance (Layer 4) Virtual Server
– Forwarding (Layer 2) Virtual Server
– Forwarding IP Virtual Server
– Stateless Virtual Server
– Reject Virtual Server
– Performance (HTTP) Virtual Server
– DHCP Virtual Access Server
– Internal Virtual Server
– Message Routing Virtual Server

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Haider Khalid

IP Network Engineer, CCIE# 52939
Haider Khalid is a Cisco Certified Network Engineer (CCIE# 52939) who has worked with several ISPs & Telecom vendors in Pakistan, Middle East and the UK. He is always keen to learn new technologies and likes to share them with his peers and other people. In case of any questions or feedback, please feel free to drop a comment below or connect with him on LinkedIn.

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