I'm trying to configure Nginx as a backup of last resort for F5-BIG-IP and I do not know if it's possible to configure it for it to behave the same way as F5 in terms of traffic management?
F5 is currently deployed as a gateway in L3 like this (all addresses start here by
advanced router .13 / 30 --- .14 / 30 F5 .10 / 30 --- .9 / 30 basic router --- other networks
The edge router runs the DNAT at various addresses (which were previously a single server), such as
192.168.1.3. They come from different networks. F5 works as a gateway and balances traffic with such destination addresses (without SNAT)
So my question is, how can I deploy Nginx this way? I know that I can use iptables and IP Forwarding at the Linux level to act as a gateway and provide routing functionality, but I do not know how to allow Nginx to balance the connection load with the following destination:
192.168.2.4 this is not the IP address of such a Linux machine itself (that is the actual address of one of the pool members) and without performing SNAT.
I thought about using
REORIENTING but I do not know if Nginx supports such a deployment.