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BIG-IP Link Controller
Overview: Web hosting multiple customers using untagged interfaces
One way to implement web hosting for multiple customers is to use multiple interfaces on the BIG-IP system to directly host traffic for multiple customers, without the need for an external switch. With this scenario, you must configure the VLANs with untagged instead of tagged interfaces. As shown in the following illustration, two BIG-IP system interfaces are assigned to each VLAN. For example, interfaces 1.1 and 1.2 are assigned to VLAN vlanA. Each interface is assigned to a VLAN as an untagged interface.
Task summary for hosting multiple customers
Perform these tasks to host multiple customers using tagged interfaces on VLANs.
Creating a VLAN with an untagged interface
- On the Main tab, click The VLAN List screen opens. .
- Click Create. The New VLAN screen opens.
- In the Name field, type a unique name for the VLAN.
- In the Tag field, type a numeric tag, from 1-4094, for the VLAN, or leave the field blank if you want the BIG-IP system to automatically assign a VLAN tag. The VLAN tag identifies the traffic from hosts in the associated VLAN.
- For the Interfaces setting, from the Available list, click an interface number or trunk name and add the selected interface or trunk to the Untagged list. Repeat this step as necessary.
- Click Finished. The screen refreshes, and displays the new VLAN from the list.
Creating a load balancing pool
- On the Main tab, click The Pool List screen opens. .
- Click Create. The New Pool screen opens.
- In the Name field, type a unique name for the pool.
For the Health Monitors setting, in the
Available list, select a monitor type, and click
<< to move the monitor to the
Tip: Hold the Shift or Ctrl key to select more than one monitor at a time.
- From the Load Balancing Method list, select how the system distributes traffic to members of this pool. The default is Round Robin.
For the Priority Group Activation setting, specify how
to handle priority groups:
- Select Disabled to disable priority groups. This is the default option.
- Select Less than, and in the Available Members field type the minimum number of members that must remain available in each priority group in order for traffic to remain confined to that group.
Using the New Members setting, add each resource that
you want to include in the pool:
- Type an IP address in the Address field.
- Type a port number in the Service Port field, or select a service name from the list.
- To specify a priority group, type a priority number in the Priority Group Activation field.
- Click Add.
- Click Finished.
Creating a virtual server for HTTP traffic
- On the Main tab, click The Virtual Server List screen opens. .
- Click the Create button. The New Virtual Server screen opens.
- In the Name field, type a unique name for the virtual server.
- For the Destination setting, in the Address field, type the IP address you want to use for the virtual server. The IP address you type must be available and not in the loopback network.
- In the Service Port field, type 80, or select HTTP from the list.
- From the HTTP Profile list, select http.
- In the Resources area of the screen, from the Default Pool list, select a pool name.
- Click Finished.