F5 Distributed Cloud Services Public VIPs
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This document explains the various types of Virtual IP (VIP) addresses that are available in the system for customers based on their subscription plans. The VIPs are public/internet IP addresses that are used while configuring HTTP/TCP load balancers/proxies to expose your public websites, APIs, or other publicly accessible services.
There are 3 types of VIPs available in F5® Distributed Cloud Services:
Shared VIP - If your account is on a Free, Individual, or Teams plan, then your default Virtual IP (VIP) is assigned from a shared resource known as a "Shared VIP". Shared VIP is currently limited to the ports listed in the Ports for Shared VIPs section. You do not have control over Shared VIP assignment and is handled entirely by F5 Distributed Cloud Services.
Dedicated VIP - If your account is on an Organization plan, then your tenant is assigned one "Dedicated VIP" as part of the plan. This will be the default VIP (also known as Tenant VIP) for all your load balancer/proxy configurations. The dedicated VIP can be used as per your choice. It is recommended that you use CNAMEs while configuring an external DNS provider and not use this dedicated IP address. If you are delegating a domain to F5 Distributed Cloud Services, then F5 Distributed Cloud Services use this dedicated VIP for your DNS entries.
Public IP - In addition, if your account is on a Teams or Organization plan, you may also request additional (one or more) "Public IP" address through F5® Distributed Cloud Console (Console). You can select any of your Public IP addresses while configuring any of the services in F5 Distributed Cloud. The advertisement of the "Public IP" may be restricted to a subset of F5 Distributed Cloud's Global Network Sites (i.e., Regional Edges) or across all F5 Distributed Cloud Global Network Sites.
The following table presents a summary view of the default VIP allocations for various types of plans:
|Plan||Default VIP||Additional VIP|
|Teams||Shared VIP||Public IP on Request|
|Organization||Dedicated VIP||Public IP on Request|
Obtain and Advertise on Public IP
Perform the following in Console to obtain public IP:
- Open F5 Distributed Cloud Console > select
Tenant Settings> select
Public IP Addresses.
Add Public IPbutton to raise support request to obtain public IP.
Contact Supportwith request in pop-up form.
Servicedrop-down menu option.
Typedrop-down menu option.
Topicdrop-down menu option.
Please provice a subject for your issuein box.
Please explain the issue belowin box.
Add Attachementsbutton if needed.
Note: You will receive an email from
Request Received: (Your Request Title)information.
Request Successfully Createdpop-up confirms request submitted.
Track Requeststo see Request
Status, and information for reference.
Newstatus is newly created requests that have not been addressed.
Note: You can escalate status by selecting
Status, and selecting
Escalate Requestbutton in pop-up.
IDnumber link to open request and add information as needed.
Sendbutton to update
Confirm and Advertise on Public IP
Public IP Address.
In F5 Distributed Cloud Console homepage, select
Multi-Cloud App Connectbox.
Load Balancers> select
HTTP Load Balancers.
Manage Configurationfor your load balancer.
Editconfiguration in upper right corner.
Other Settingssection, select
VIP Advertisementdrop-down menu.
Internet (Specified VIP)option.
Public IPdrop-down menu, select Public IP you requested.
Save and Exitbutton.
Ports for Shared VIPs
This chapter lists out the allowed ports for the HTTP and HTTPS connections to the shared VIPs. For reference information on the public IP addresses of F5 Distributed Cloud Console network cloud, see Proxy Reference.
The following list of ports are supported for establishing HTTP connection to shared VIPs:
The following list of ports are supported for establishing HTTPS connection to shared VIPs: