F5 Application Designer Extensions

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F5 Application Designer Extensions

F5 Management Pack

Performance Based Load Balancing (Scenario #3)

Update LTM Pool Member load
-
balancing ratios based on system
-
performance / provisioning

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F5 Application Designer View


F5 Application Designer Extensions | F5 Management Pack

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Prerequisites


Install the F5 Management Pack (
http://devcentral.f5.com/mpack
)


Windows Server 2008 Internet Information Services 7 management
pack (MS System Center catalog)


System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 management
pack (MS System Center catalog)


Windows Server 2008 Operating System (Discovery) management
pack (MS System Center catalog)


F5 Application Designer Library extension packs
(
http://devcentral.f5.com/mpack
):


Core App Designer:
Common Library


IIS App Designer:
Microsoft Internet Information Server 2008


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Preparation


Discover F5 device (with at least 1 LTM Virtual Server and 2 LTM
Pool Members)


Discover IIS 7 web servers (expected to run on the LTM Pool
Members discovered above)


Discover overall application deployment (F5 + IIS 7) (see details
here
):


Look for the topic on “discovering an existing application” (
here
)


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Scenario


Set the load
-
balancing method for the targeted LTM Pool to “Ratio
(member)”


Start by setting the Ratio on both LTM Pool Members to 1


Provision LTM Pool Member 1 (virtual machine) with 2GB of RAM


Provision LTM Pool Member 2 (virtual machine) with 4GB of RAM


See how the load balancing ratios on LTM Pool Member 1 and LTM
Pool Member 2 get updated (automatically) to 33 and 67
respectively, following the capacity (total memory) of the LTM Pool
Members