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  • Hi Baekbu07,


    Active Active means that both LTM units are load balancing the connections. Active/Standby means that the load balancing is happening on one unit, while it's redundant pair sits mostly idle until it becomes active.


    I hope this helps




  • JG's avatar
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    With active/standby mode, only one of the two units is in an active state, that is, processing traffic, at any given time. The inactive unit serves strictly as a standby unit, becoming active only if the active unit becomes unavailable. When a standby unit becomes active, it normally remains active until an event occurs that requires the other unit to become active again, or until you specifically force it into a standby state. Active/standby mode is the recommended mode for redundant system configuration.


    "With active-active mode, both units are in an active state simultaneously, each processing traffic for different virtual servers or SNATs. If an event prevents one of the units from processing traffic, the other unit begins processing that traffic in addition to its own."


  • In active active , both devices actively process application traffic, each for a different application. One device processes its application traffic using the configuration objects associated with the default floating traffic group, traffic-group-1. By default, this traffic group contains the floating self IP addresses of the default VLANs. The other device processes its application traffic using a second traffic group that we create.


    In active standby only the active box process traffic and incase of active failure standby will become active and it will process the traffic.