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using an F5 LTM in front of a search head pool

tpsplunk
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Has anyone setup an F5 LTM in front of their search head pool? how did you get this to work? I've tried a couple of different persistence profiles with no success.

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tpsplunk
Communicator

Turns out this is not as complicated as I had made it. My major hurdle was that I had SSL enabled for splunk web on the searchheads and to properly support that i had to configure the LTM to handle the SSL encryption between the LTM and the splunk searchhead server.

I created two vips, one for port 80 and one for port 443. For the port 80 vip i had to apply the SSL server profile. I just used the built in one named 'serverssl'. for the port 443 vip i had to apply a client SSL profile (that I created with a self signed certificate) and also apply the 'serverssl' server side SSL profile.

For persistence I applied the 'session_cookie_insert' as the default persistence profile.

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tpsplunk
Communicator

Turns out this is not as complicated as I had made it. My major hurdle was that I had SSL enabled for splunk web on the searchheads and to properly support that i had to configure the LTM to handle the SSL encryption between the LTM and the splunk searchhead server.

I created two vips, one for port 80 and one for port 443. For the port 80 vip i had to apply the SSL server profile. I just used the built in one named 'serverssl'. for the port 443 vip i had to apply a client SSL profile (that I created with a self signed certificate) and also apply the 'serverssl' server side SSL profile.

For persistence I applied the 'session_cookie_insert' as the default persistence profile.

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