F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) for Build and Manage Apps with Ease

Published on 1 March 2023

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Having enough storage doesn’t guarantee that your application will always run smoothly. As applications evolve, congestion can cause slow performance and inefficiency. The F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is the answer to hassle-free application development and management. If you want to avoid these scenarios, now is the perfect time to use LTM.

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) solution helps you manage and monitor application performance and ensure stability, especially when your application has a large user base. Learn how BIG-IP LTM can help you develop your applications. Find out more in the following article.

What is The Definition and Function of BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager?

Developed by F5 Networks, the BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is a load balancing and network traffic management solution. It optimizes application and network infrastructure performance by evenly distributing workloads or traffic across multiple servers in a computer network.

This ensures excellent availability, reliability, and speed. In addition, the BIG-IP LTM performs critical functions for both business applications and the IT infrastructure. Here are some of its most outstanding features:

Load Balancing

Workloads and network traffic can be evenly distributed across multiple servers to ensure that each server and network component receives a balanced amount of traffic, minimizing the risk of failure or overloading.


Automatically reroute workloads or network traffic to other operational servers or network components in the event of one or more servers experiencing a failover.

SSL Offloading

Takes over SSL encryption and decryption tasks from the server, freeing the application from workload and improving performance.


Caches frequently accessed website and application content, reducing the time to access it.


Compresses data transmitted between the server and the user, reducing transmission time and improving network performance.

6 Reasons Why Businesses Need F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager

Enterprises need BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) to improve network infrastructure performance, availability, and user experience when using enterprise-provided applications and services. Here are six key reasons why your enterprise should deploy BIG-IP LTM.

1. Equitable Traffic Distribution

When a server is unable to handle a query, the system automatically reroutes the query to available servers.

2. Improve Network and Application Performance

Prevents single server overload and application overload. This allows each server to operate at maximum capacity, resulting in stable performance even during periods of heavy traffic.

3. Avoiding Server Down

One of the reasons an application can fail is an overwhelming workload that degrades performance to the point of user inaccessibility or crash.

The BIG-IP LTM solves this problem by cleverly managing the traffic and distributing the workload across multiple servers to prevent congestion. This helps to prevent application downtime issues.

4. Monitoring Website and Application Health

Get detailed performance metrics, error alerts, and reports to monitor the health of your website and applications.

5. Fast and Reliable Application Scaling

Designed for scalable applications that give users fast access wherever and whenever they need it.

6. Flexible Maintenance

Implement flexible maintenance for easy server maintenance without shutting down. This is because the managed server has an evenly distributed workload. This gives you the ability to manage incoming traffic with ease.

Features of BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager

After understanding the definition, benefits and how the BIG-IP LTM device works. The following are the features of BIG-IP LTM.

1. Application Traffic Management

BIG-IP LTM works by eliminating single points of failure, tracking performance levels and ensuring that your applications are not only always up, but also easier to scale and manage. In addition, here are some of the services that can be maximized with this feature:

– Intelligent load balancing

– Application protocol support (HTTP/2, SSL/TLS, SIP)

– Application health monitoring

– Application connection state management

– F5 OneConnect

– Advanced routing (BGP, RIP, OSPF, ISIS, BFD)

– SDN services (VXLAN, NVGRE)

2. Application Delivery Optimization

This feature can significantly increase scalability, improve page load times, and improve user experience using HTTP/2, smart caching, thorough connection optimization and management, and compression to improve RAMCache performance. In addition, here are some services that can be maximized with this feature, including.

– Symmetric adaptive compression

– RAM cache and compression

– TCP Express

– HTTP/2 gateway

3. Secure Application Delivery

BIG-IP LTM offers top-notch SSL performance and inbound or outbound visibility, protecting application users against potential DDoS attacks and protecting critical application data. Additionally, here are some features to enhanced several services:

– SSL connection and session mirroring

– Hybrid crypto services (Hardware SSL offload for BIG-IP VE)

– SSL/TLS encryption offload (hardware accelerated)

– Algorithm agility (GCM, ECC, Camellia, DSA, RSA)

– Suite B support including forward secrecy

– Internal/Network/Cloud HSM (FIPS 140-2)

– SSL visibility

4. Application Visibility and Monitoring

Real-time monitoring of application performance for users is essential. F5 Analytics captures multiple application statistics, including URL, throughput, server latency, response time, network conditions, and usage context. In addition, here are some of the services that toe maximized this feature.

– F5 Analytics

– Performance dashboard

– High-speed logging

– sFlow

5. IoT Protocol Visibility

IoT device support is through the publication of critical information to the MQTT broker (server) via the MQTT protocol. It allows BIG-IP LTM to use MQTT load balancing for customer IoT devices.

– Ansible templates for app services automation

– Terraform modules for deployment automation

– Cisco ACI and F5 BIG-IP for integrated network fabric and control

– Puppet for automation of configurations and app services

– Chef for configuration management integrations

– F5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense for attack mitigation

Get F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager only at CDT

F5’s BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is the optimal choice for enterprises looking to improve the performance and availability of their network infrastructure, as well as enhance the user experience when using the enterprise’s applications and services.

From consulting and deployment to maintenance and support, F5 CDT authorized partners help eliminate trial and error. CDT guides you through the implementation of the F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager solution with a team of experienced and certified IT professionals. Are you considering the F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager solution? Contact us here for more information.

Author/Translation: Ary Adianto/ Ervina Anggraini – Content Writer CTI Group


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