I've been asked to look at using self balancing DP devices as a way of removing the F5 load balancers which currently sit in front of them. However, the current config will typically have an F5 in front of 2 XI50's, each XI50 will have 2 interfaces, all interfaces on the same VLAN, F5 uses one VIP to spray across the 4 interfaces.
From what I've read this config can't be replicated with self balancing as only one interface per device can be in the same standby group. Is there no way of using multiple interfaces per device?
Why do we need 11 interfaces on a device anyway? The most I've seen anyone use is 3.