BIG-IP 9.4.4 Build 94.0 Hotfix HF3
We have some F5 Load balancers that are load balancing apache webservers and the traffic at the moment is pretty lightweight. However, we have introduced an application recently that allows users in the company to upload and download attachments (various sizes).
If we go direct to the apache's, the file speeds up or down are as you would expect. However, when going via our VIP/Pool, speeds are like being on a 10MB's half duplex network....very slow.
We have spent the day eliminating all the possible components, from SAN writing, server to server packet tracing, Database blob/clob writing speeds and are 99% sure that the problem lies within the F5.
Anyone got any experience of configuring the F5 to handle larger files sizes rather than small chunks of HTTP traffic. The F5 we have is pretty much out of the box in terms of TCP profiles/buffer sizes etc.
Your help and guidance is appreciated.