I have a BIP-IP 1600 series setup as part of my thesis work.
The setup is as follows:
(VLAN=20) Client1 --- F5 --- Server1 (VLAN=10) 572 Mbit/s.
Client1 --- Cisco --- Server1 (No VLAN) 937 Mbit/s
In the setup I have two VLANs, one public and one private. I do bridge'ing between the VLANs in the BIG-IP, but for some reason that downgrades the performance. In the bridge'ed setup with two machines directly connected to the BIG-IP on two separated VLANs the reported speed is around 572 Mbit/s.
For a normal link the iperf reported speed is 937 Mbit/s when the traffic is only directed through a cisco switch.
Is this normal behavior for the BIP-IP to degrade the performance, or I am doing something wrong?