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Shurik's avatar
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Jan 20, 2021

4 BIG-IP in one cluster?

Hello guys,   We have two data centers, with L2 link between the DCs. Is it possible to create one cluster (2 BIG-IP LTM in primary DC + 2 BIG-IP LTM in standby DC)? And in case one of the servi...
  • Daniel_Wolf's avatar
    Jan 20, 2021

    It is sort of a good practice, but to shift traffic to a backup data center you would also use F5 DNS.

    You would have two clusters, one in each datacenter. And F5 DNS would distribute traffic across data centers.

    Take a look at this video: BIG-IP DNS Load Balancing Introduction

    Otherwise you would have plenty of (virtual) hardware sitting idle.