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Mar 07, 2023

New Virtual Server Pool, Self IP and routing configuration

Hi Experts,

I am stuck with a situation

I have a existing virtual server pool 10.60.85.0/26 and associated self IP's 10.60.85.2(non floating) & 3(floating) and gateway 10.60.85.1 on Network firewall. All IP's in the pool are exhausted hence decided to create a new Virtual server pool. there is a default route on F5 pointing to 10.60.85.1. 

To create a new VS subnet

Completed below steps

Created a new VLAN and tagged to one free F5 interface

Created self IP's from new VLAN 10.60.94.2(non floating) & 3(floating)

Created Virtual Server from new Pool 10.60.94.5 and attached backed server 10.89.214.2

Traffic to Backend Server from F5 is still going from old subnet self IP's 10.60.85.2 & 10.60.85.3. 

Can you please help on what am I missing. I want the SNAT to happen from new self IP's created

 

 

  • D99 It sounds to me like you have automap configure as the SNAT method which will always use the self-IP of the interface closest to the destination. I would not use automap for any of your virtual servers (VS) unless absolutely necessary for various reasons that I won't go into at this moment. I recommend creating a SNAT pool and labeling it SNAT_10.60.94.5 and adding IP 10.60.94.5 to that pool and then under the new VS you will select the SNAT pool you just created called SNAT_10.60.94.5. Once you have SNAT configured the way I have defined you will now see traffic for the VS arriving as 10.60.94.5 to the destination servers.

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  • D99 It sounds to me like you have automap configure as the SNAT method which will always use the self-IP of the interface closest to the destination. I would not use automap for any of your virtual servers (VS) unless absolutely necessary for various reasons that I won't go into at this moment. I recommend creating a SNAT pool and labeling it SNAT_10.60.94.5 and adding IP 10.60.94.5 to that pool and then under the new VS you will select the SNAT pool you just created called SNAT_10.60.94.5. Once you have SNAT configured the way I have defined you will now see traffic for the VS arriving as 10.60.94.5 to the destination servers.