How to balance to servers with an outbound-initiated connection
Today our server initiates a TCP connection to a provider which then sends our server requests.
We want to now have multiple servers handle these requests.
If the provider inititated the connection this would be a normal situation, but because our server initiates the connection I don't understand how to set this up.
1) We need to still initiate ONE connection.
2) We want the provider to connect to the f5 and then have the f5 balance the requests across all the configured servers.
Do we somehow need to have the f5 initiate the connection to the provider?
Can we have some other server inititate the request, but force traffic to the f5 and somehow have it complete the connection?
Will the f5 route all the packets for one TCP send request to one server?