BIG IP Configuration

Posted on 2012-09-19
Last Modified: 2015-08-19
I have a BIG IP load balancer. Its virtual IP is
i have 2 physical proxy servers which needs to load balanced by the BIG IP load balancer.
The physcial IP of the servers will be in different segments i.e 20.20.20.x

Would like to check if BIG IP can load balance the traffic to the servers which are in different segments than the virtual IP.
Question by:SrikantRajeev
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    I believe so, as long as they are members of the LB pool, it shouldn't make any difference, but never tried.  You could always ask on the F5 forums.

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    Its no where mentioned that the load balancing pool IP should be the same as the virtual IP.
    So i believe that BIG IP can load balance the traffic to the servers in different physical segments.
    It is not mandatory that the servers IP & the virtual IP to be in the same IP segment.

    Also let me know if the return traffc from the servers to the client will be bypassing the LB.
    Will it have any effect to the traffic flow from the client to the server
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