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

ProcedureTo Configure the Web Policy Agents Load Balancer

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

  2. Log in using the following information:

    User name:




  3. 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: WebAgent-Pool

      Load Balancing Method

      Round Robin


      Add all the Web Policy Agent IP addresses. In this example, add the IP address and port number for ProtectedResource-1:1080 and for ProtectedResource-2:1080.

    5. Click the Done button.

  4. Configure the load balancer for simple persistence.

    1. In the left frame, click Pools.

    2. Click the name of the pool you want to configure.

      In this example, WebAgent-Pool.

    3. Click the Persistence tab.

    4. On the Persistence tab, under Persistence Type, select the Simple.

    5. Set the timeout interval.

      In the Timeout field, enter 300 seconds.

    6. Click Apply.

  5. 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 )





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

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

    6. Click the Done button.

  6. Add Monitors.

    1. Click the Monitors tab, and then click the Add button.

      In the Add Monitor dialog provide the following information:



      Inherits From:

      Choose http.

    2. Click Next.

      In the Configure Basic Properties page, click Next.

    3. In the Configure ECV HTTP Monitor, in the Send String field, enter the following:

      GET / launch.html

      Click Next.

    4. In the Destination Address and Service (Alias) page, click Done.

      On the Monitors tab, the monitor you just added is now contained in the list of monitors.

    5. Click the Basic Associations tab.

      Look for the IP addresses for ProtectedResource-1:1080 and ProtectedResourece-2:1080.

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

    7. At the top of the Node column, choose the monitor that you just added, WebAgent-http.

    8. Click Apply.