RE: [load balancing] F5 BigIP Persistence Checking

From: Bryan Skene (
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 15:24:04 EDT

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    The common problems are:

    1. Not turning off keep alives

    2. Inserting cookies into cacheable content (this causes other clients behind the same
    cache to get the wrong cookie). Solution: write a rule to send all requests for cacheable
    content (.jpg, .gif, etc) to a non-cookie persistence vip and set all other content to non-cacheable.

    p.s. You can change the pool name to ignore all prior cookies.


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Chris Kirby []
    Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 8:22 AM
    To: ''
    Subject: [load balancing] F5 BigIP Persistence Checking

    I'm trying to configure persistence checking on our F5 Bigip
    box so a user is always returned to the same node. The pool
    has been set with insert cookie persistence with a 30 minute
    timeout. We have one virtual server that uses this pool as a

    However, our logon sessions are still getting bounced around
    different nodes when clicking through the site. Does the
    persistence mode take awhile to take effect or is it immediate?
    Do all pre-existing cookies have to be deleted on the web browser
    clients first? Just throwing out some questions. :)

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.



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