Manual Chapter : Create a listener for bi-directional traffic

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  • 17.1.0, 17.0.0, 16.1.4, 16.1.3, 16.1.2, 16.1.1, 16.1.0, 16.0.1, 16.0.0, 15.1.10, 15.1.9, 15.1.8, 15.1.7, 15.1.6, 15.1.5, 15.1.4, 15.1.3, 15.1.2, 15.1.1, 15.1.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.0, 14.1.5, 14.1.4, 14.1.3, 14.1.2, 14.1.0, 14.0.1, 14.0.0
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Create a listener for bi-directional traffic

You create a virtual server when you want the BIG-IP system to listen for client-side and server-side ingress traffic at Layer 2, without performing any packet modifications such as address translation.
  1. Log in to the BIG-IP Configuration utility using the system's management IP address.
  2. On the Main tab, click
    Local Traffic
    Virtual Servers
    If your BIG-IP system user account restricts you to using TMSH (TMOS Shell) only, skip this step.
  3. Click
  4. In the
    field, type a name, such as
  5. From the
    list, select
    Forwarding (Layer 2)
  6. In the
    Destination Address
    field, type the IP address in CIDR format. The supported format is address/prefix, where the prefix length is in bits. For example, an IPv4 address/prefix is
    , and an IPv6 address/prefix is
    . When you use an IPv4 address without specifying a prefix, the BIG-IP system automatically uses a /32 prefix.
  7. In the
    Service Port
    field, type a port number or select a service name from the
    Service Port
  8. From the
    VLAN and Tunnel Traffic
    list, select the name of the virtual wire you previously created.
  9. Click