SSL VIP and Service subnet considerations.

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Apr 24th, 2007
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In the past when configuring an 11501 for use with http load balancing I was able to have the VIP and the Service IPs in the same subnet.

I now have an SSL module and would like to continue that form of usage, Ie. http and ssl VIPs are in the same subnet as the service servers. Is this possible?

I have not seen any docs to explicitly say it is not possible and http examples here on repeatedly show http load balance setup this way, but all SSL examples show the VIP in a different subnet.

I am mainly trying to save myself work, because I already have a simple firewall design going...basically just inside and outside, and would like to avoid needing to add a DMZ to allow this as only a choice few servers in my farm will go through the CSS for service. I would like to keep all servers in the same subnet if possible. Thanks...

Correct Answer by Syed Iftekhar Ahmed about 10 years 2 months ago

Yes both secure (https) and clear text VIPs (Http) can be in same subnet.

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Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Tue, 04/24/2007 - 17:44
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Yes both secure (https) and clear text VIPs (Http) can be in same subnet.

geolearning Tue, 04/24/2007 - 18:26
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Thank you,

I suspected that would be the case, but could find no corroborating evidence in examples. This will save me a good amount of work! :)


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