Why configure a "loopback" VIP (virtual IP) on servers load balanced by Sun Fire[TM] B10n? (Doc ID 1001899.1)

Last updated on APRIL 20, 2016

Applies to:

Sun Fire B100s Blade Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire B100x Blade Server - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Fire B200x Blade Server - Version Not Applicable and later
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Goal

 Why does the VIP need to be configured on the loopback interface of the servers in a B10n load balancing server group?

Why not configure the VIP on the physical interface?

Solution

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