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When you have an enterprise application or website that gets lot of hits, your server might be under heavy load. In that case, you may want to consider distributing the load across multiple servers. Load balancer will distribute the work-load of your system to multiple individual systems, or group of systems to to reduce the [...]


How to Setup F5 HTTPS SSL Load Balancing in Big-IP

If you have multiple web servers running HTTP, you can offload the HTTPS SSL function to a hardware load balancer, which will do both the functions of load balancing the traffic between the nodes, and performing the HTTPS. In this tutorial, we’ll use the following example, where node1 and node2 both runs only HTTP. The [...]


This article explains how to upgrade Big-IP F5 load balancer LTM software from version 9 to 11 (and from 10 to 11) There is no direct upgrade path from 9 to 11. So, we have to first upgrade from 9 to 10, and then from 10 to 11. Starting version 10, upgrading F5 is fairly straight [...]