i have a setup with following environment:
2 FE with cache 2 App with search
default portal is working on port 80 and load balancing and high availability is configured in F5.
Now i want to enable https for the same portal and want to offload the certificate on F5. i was working on a separate ticket with MS and they told me AAM is not the correct way to enable SSL as it will impact your crawling search and it did.
The correct way is to that use Extend web app and give another port your web application. The only confusion here is as I am offloading the certificate on F5 which is handling LB and HA, while configuring extend application what should i select "Use SSL" or not. in case if is select use SSL then i have to import certificate on both FE servers and SSL Offloading will not serve the purpose.
Can anyone please let me know how this kind of setup works ? what is the best way/practice to enable HTTPs on Sharepoint keeping in mind that on the frond side we have F5, (user request will go to F5 LB).
Regards, Thank You