Customer is building an environment with SM LB and HW LB.
They want to know whether Source IP-based session persistence is supported or not.
We have checked this question with lab, the answer is NO.
SM only supports cookie-based session persistence (using JSESSIONID cookie). It does not support Source IP-based persistence.
The main reason for this is because SM (both Server(RTE) and Web Tier components) is a Java-based application written in J2SE/Servlets technology.
Those types of applications use JSESSIONID cookies to maintain session affinity/persistence for each user session active in the application.