Manual Chapter : Configuration Synchronization

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  • 16.1.2, 16.1.1, 16.1.0, 16.0.1, 16.0.0, 15.1.5, 15.1.4, 15.1.3, 15.1.2, 15.1.1, 15.1.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.0, 14.1.4, 14.1.3, 14.1.2, 14.1.0, 14.0.1, 14.0.0, 13.1.4, 13.1.3, 13.1.1, 13.1.0, 13.0.1, 13.0.0, 12.1.6, 12.1.5, 12.1.4, 12.1.3, 12.1.2, 12.1.1, 12.1.0
Manual Chapter

Configuration Synchronization

About configuration synchronization

Configuration synchronization ensures the rapid distribution of BIG-IP® DNS settings to other BIG-IP systems that belong to the same BIG-IP DNS synchronization group. A BIG-IP DNS synchronization group might contain both BIG-IP DNS and BIG-IP® Link Controller™ systems.

Configuration synchronization occurs in the following manner:

  • When a change is made to a BIG-IP DNS configuration, the system broadcasts the change to the other systems in the BIG-IP DNS synchronization group.
  • When a configuration synchronization is in progress, the process must either complete or timeout, before another configuration synchronization can occur.

About NTP servers and BIG-IP DNS configuration synchronization

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers that BIG-IP DNS references ensure that each system in a BIG-IP DNS synchronization group is referencing the same time when verifying configuration file timestamps.