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Defining Connectivity Options
profiles and Network Access
- Compression settings for network access connections and application tunnels
- Citrix client settings
- Virtual servers and DNS-location awareness settings for BIG-IP Edge Client® for Windows, Mac, and Linux
- Password caching settings for BIG-IP Edge Client for Windows, Mac, and mobile clients
- Settings for mobile clients
Create a connectivity profile foraccess tunnels and
- On the Main tab, click.A list of connectivity profiles displays.
- ClickAdd.The Create New Connectivity Profile popup screen opens and displays General Settings.
- Type aProfile Namefor the connectivity profile.
- Select aParent Profilefrom the list.APM provides a default profile,connectivity.
- From the Compression Settings folder, clickNetwork Accessand make changes to the network access compression settings.The settings specify available compression codecs for server-to-client connections.The default settings are displayed in the right pane.
- From the Compression Settings folder, clickApp Tunneland make changes to the application tunnel compression settings.The settings specify available compression codecs for server-to-client connections. By default, compression is enabled, but no codecs are selected in the Available Codecs area.The default settings are displayed in the right pane.
- ClickOK.The popup screen closes, and the Connectivity Profile List displays.
profile compression settings
Connectivity profile general settings
Text specifying name of the connectivity profile.
A connectivity profile, selected from a list.
A profile inherits settings from its parent profile.
A forward error correcting (FEC) profile, selected from a list.
A FEC profile applies to a network access tunnel.
FEC profiles might not be available on all BIG-IP systems.
Text description of the connectivity profile.
Connectivity profile network access compression settings
Compression Buffer Size
Number of bytes. The default is
Specifies the size of the output buffers containing compressed data.
gzip Compression Level
A preset, or a value between
Specifies the degree to which the system compresses the content. Higher compression levels cause the compression process to be slower and the result to be more compressed. The default compression level is
6 - Optimal Compression (Recommended), which provides a balance between level of compression and CPU processing time. You can also select compression level
1 - Least Compression (Fastest), the lowest amount of compression, which requires the least processing time, or
9 - Most Compression (Slowest), the highest level of compression, which requires the most processing time. You can also select a number between
gzip Memory Level
Specifies the number of kilobytes of memory that the system uses for internal compression buffers when compressing data. You can select a value between
gzip Window Size
Specifies the number of kilobytes in the window size that the system uses when compressing data. You can select a value between
Selected or cleared.
Specifies, when enabled, that the system monitors the percentage of CPU usage and adjusts compression rates automatically when the CPU usage reaches either the
Highvalue or the
Specifies the percentage of CPU usage at which the system starts automatically decreasing the amount of content being compressed, as well as the amount of compression which the system is applying.
Specifies the percentage of CPU usage at which the system resumes content compression at the user-defined rates.
Connectivity profile application tunnel compression settings
Specifies the available compression codecs for server-to-client connections. The server compares the available compression types configured here, with the available compression types on the client, and chooses the most effective mutual compression setting.
Specifies whether to enable to disable adaptive compression between the client and the server.
From 1 to 9
Specifies a compression level for deflate compression. Higher numbers compress more, at the cost of more processing time.
Specifies LZO compression. LZO compression offers a balance between CPU resources and compression ratio, compressing more than Deflate compression, but with less CPU resources than Bzip2.
Specifies deflate compression. Deflate compression uses the least CPU resources, but compresses the least effectively.
Specifies Bzip2 compression. Bzip2 compression uses the most CPU resources, but compresses the most effectively.