SharePoint 2010 Alternate Access Mappings for SSL sites using BigIP F5 Load Balancer

This process took quite some time to figure out what would work with the AAM, and the F5. The first step is going to Central Admin and then Application Management and Configure alternate access mappings.

  1. Ensure you are in the proper web app collection for the AAM you want to change.
  2. You should see a internal URL with https://yoursite.com in zone Default and Public URL https://yoursite.com
  3. Edit this zone to be a short name of https://yoursite
  4. Then you will add a internal URL with https://yoursite.com in the Internet zone.
  5. Then go to your Central Admin Server and open command prompt and run: stsadm -o addalternatedomain -url https://yoursite.com -incomingurl http://yoursite.com -urlzone internet
  6. After you run this go back to Central Admin and delete the https to https internet url
  7. Then change the short name url to the long name

This is what you should see in the AAM settings for your web app:

Internal URL                                           Zone                                        Public URL

https://yoursite.com                             Default                                   https://yoursite.com

http://yoursite.com                               Internet                                 https://yoursite.com