Manual Chapter : Creating a web application server node

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Creating a web application server node

Local traffic pools use nodes as resources for load balancing. A
node
is an IP address that represents a server resource, which hosts applications.
  • If you plan to add your
    anti-fraud
    profile to an existing virtual server (i.e., you are not going to create a new virtual server for your profile), you do not need to create a new web application node.
  • An alternate way to create a node is to create a pool member. When you create a pool member, the BIG-IP system automatically creates the corresponding node. For example, if you create pool member
    10.10.20.30:80
    , the system automatically creates a node with the address
    10.10.20.30
    .
  1. On the Main tab, expand
    Local Traffic
    , and click
    Nodes
    .
    The Node List screen opens.
  2. Click the
    Create
    button.
    The New Node screen opens.
  3. In the
    Name
    field, type a descriptive label for the node.
    Names are case-sensitive.
  4. In the
    Address
    field, type the IP address of the web application server.
  5. Click
    Finished
    .
    The screen refreshes, and the new node appears in the node list.