Add a Route to a F5 BIG-IP Load Balancer

Sometimes routing can get tricky in different networking environments. It is not uncommon to be required to add routes to devices such as a F5 Big-IP.

Before starting, it will be assumed you have already SSH’d to the primary BIG-IP

  • Add Route
    • bigip1> route add -net 10.0.10.0 -netmask 255.255.255.0 -gateway 10.0.0.5
  • Add Route to “/config/routes”
    • bigip1> echo `route add -net 10.0.10.0 -netmask 255.255.255.0 -gateway 10.0.0.5` >> /config/routes
  • Reset Permissions to Configuration File
    • bigip1> chmod 755 /config/routes
  • Load Changes (VERY IMPORTANT)
    • b load

**Note: F5 Technical Documentation**

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