Manual Chapter : Configuring Lease Pools

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BIG-IP APM

  • 15.0.1, 15.0.0, 14.1.2, 14.1.0, 14.0.1, 14.0.0
Manual Chapter

Configuring Lease Pools

What is a lease pool?

A
lease pool
specifies a group of IPv4 or IPv6 IP addresses as a single object. You can use a lease pool to associate that group of IP addresses with a network access resource. When you assign a lease pool to a network access resource, network access clients are automatically assigned unallocated IP addresses from the pool during the network access session.
Network access with IPv6 alone is not supported. An IPv6 tunnel requires a simultaneous IPv4 tunnel, which is automatically established when you assign IPv4 and IPv6 lease pools, and set the version to
IPv4&IPv6
.

Creating an IPv4 lease pool

Create a lease pool to provide internal network addresses for network access tunnel users.
  1. On the Main tab, select
    Access Policy
    Network Access
    Lease Pools
    IPv4 Lease Pools
    .
    The IPv4 Lease Pools list appears.
  2. Click the
    Create
    button.
  3. In the
    Name
    field, type a name for the resource.
  4. Add IPv4 addresses to the lease pool.
    • To add a single IP address, in the Member List area, select
      IP Address
      for the type. In the
      IP Address
      field, type the IP address.
    • To add a range of IP addresses, in the Member List area, select
      IP Address Range
      for the type. In the
      Start IP Address
      field, type the first IP address, and in the
      End IP Address
      field, type the last IP address.
  5. Click the
    Add
    button.
A lease pool is created with the IP address or IP address range you specified.
To delete an IP address or IP address range, select the IP address or IP address range in the member list, and click the
Delete
button.

Creating an IPv6 lease pool

Create a lease pool to provide internal network addresses for network access tunnel users.
Network access with IPv6 alone is not supported. An IPv6 tunnel requires a simultaneous IPv4 tunnel, which is automatically established when you assign IPv4 and IPv6 lease pools, and set the version to
IPv4&IPv6
.
  1. On the Main tab, select
    Access Policy
    Network Access
    Lease Pools
    IPv6 Lease Pools
    .
    The IPv6 Lease Pools list appears.
  2. Click the
    Create
    button.
  3. In the
    Name
    field, type a name for the resource.
  4. Add IPv6 addresses to the lease pool.
    • To add a single IP address, in the Member List area, select
      IP Address
      for the type. In the
      IP Address
      field, type the IP address.
    • To add a range of IP addresses, in the Member List area, select
      IP Address Range
      for the type. In the
      Start IP Address
      field, type the first IP address, and in the
      End IP Address
      field, type the last IP address.
  5. Click the
    Add
    button.
A lease pool is created with the IP address or IP address range you specified.
To delete an IP address or IP address range, select the IP address or IP address range in the member list, and click the
Delete
button.