This F5 deployment guide provides detailed information on deploying the BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), BIG-IP WebAccelerator and BIG-IP WAN Optimization Manager (WOM), both now called Application Acceleration Manager (AAM), and BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) with the IBM Maximo Asset Management system.
This deployment guide is a result of F5 and IBM testing IBM’s Maximo Asset Management system with BIG-IP systems. IBM and F5 have collaborated on building and testing Maximo Asset Management in order to bring the benefits of load balancing, traffic optimization, WAN optimization and security to our joint customers. Together, the BIG-IP system and IBM create a highly available, secure and fast Asset Management system.
This deployment guide presents a layered solution for the deployment of BIG-IP systems and Maximo. With the inclusion of each BIG-IP component, another layer of benefit is added to the solution. Each layer and BIG-IP solution can stand independently, however, all are optional except for the BIG-IP LTM. See the guide for specific details.
The following diagram shows the configuration for using the BIG-IP LTM for load balancing, monitoring, high availability, and traffic management.