Deployment Example 1: Access Manager 7.0 Load Balancing, Distributed Authentication UI, and Session Failover

ProcedureTo Configure the J2EE Policy Agents Load Balancer

  1. Go to URL for the Big IP load balancer login page and log in.

    User name:




  2. Create a Pool.

    A pool contains all the backend server instances.

    1. Open the Configuration Utility.

      Click “Configure your BIG-IP (R) using the Configuration Utility.”

    2. In the left pane, click Pools.

    3. On the Pools tab, click the Add button.

    4. In the Add Pool dialog, provide the following information:

      Pool Name

      Example: J2EEAgent-Pool

      Load Balancing Method

      Round Robin


      Add all the Application Server IP addresses. In this example, add the IP address and port number for ProtectedResource-1:1081 and for ProtectedResource-2:1081.

    5. Click the Done button.

    6. In the List of Pools, click the name of the pool you just created (J2EEAgent-Pool).

    7. Click the Persistence tab, provide the following information, and then click Apply:

      Persistence Type:

      Choose “Active Http Cookie.”


      Choose Insert.

  3. Add a Virtual Server.

    If you encounter Javascript errors or otherwise cannot proceed to create a virtual server, try using Microsoft Internet Explorer for this step.

    1. In the left frame, Click Virtual Servers.

    2. On the Virtual Servers tab, click the Add button.

    3. In the Add a Virtual Server dialog box, provide the following information:


      xxx.xx.69.14 (for )

      Services Port




    4. Continue to click Next until you reach the Pool Selection dialog box.

    5. In the Pool Selection dialog box, assign the Pool (J2EEAgent-Pool) that you have just created.

    6. Click the Done button.

  4. Add Monitors.

    1. Click the Basic Associations tab.

      Look for the IP addresses for ProtectedResource-1:1081 and ProtectedResourece-2:1081.

    2. Mark the Add checkbox for ProtectedResource-1 and ProtectedResource-2.

    3. At the top of the Node column, select tcp.

    4. Click Apply.