9/12/2012 by BA
I recently installed BigIP LTM VE on virtualbox 4.1.6. Here is what I intend to achieve.
There is a test http service running on a server with IP 10.X.X.30 and on ports 8080 and 8081. My LTM VE IP is on the same subnet say 10.X.X.40. I want load balance the http traffic on these ports by connecting to the BigIP VIP, also 10.X.X.40, on http port 80.
I am accessing both these machines via ssh tunnels using port forwarding.
I can access 10.X.X.30 for both 8080 and 8081 directly on http. I can also access BigIP LTM GUI 10.X.X.40 on https from my PC. Both using localhost and local ports because of port fowarding
The IP 10.X.X.40 on virtual machine uses PCnet-FAST III (Bridged adapter, eth0). The available interfaces are 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 which use Intel PRO/1000 MT Server (Host-only adapter, 'vboxnet0').
Can I use the same Virtual Server IP as the eth0 IP 10.X.X.40? How should I proceed with the configuration?