Manual Chapter : Creating a web application server node

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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, 15.1.9, 15.1.8, 15.1.7, 15.1.6, 15.1.5, 15.1.4, 15.1.3, 15.1.2, 15.1.0
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Creating a web application server node

Local traffic pools use nodes as resources for load balancing. A
is an IP address that represents a server resource, which hosts applications.
  • If you plan to add your
    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
    , the system automatically creates a node with the address
  1. On the Main tab, expand
    Local Traffic
    , and click
    The Node List screen opens.
  2. Click the
    The New Node screen opens.
  3. In the
    field, type a descriptive label for the node.
    Names are case-sensitive.
  4. In the
    field, type the IP address of the web application server.
  5. Click
    The screen refreshes, and the new node appears in the node list.