Manual Chapter : Configuration Synchronization

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  • 11.6.5, 11.6.4, 11.6.3, 11.6.2, 11.6.1, 11.5.10, 11.5.9, 11.5.8, 11.5.7, 11.5.6, 11.5.5, 11.5.4, 11.5.3, 11.5.2, 11.5.1
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About configuration synchronization

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

Configuration synchronization occurs in the following manner:

  • When a change is made to a BIG-IP GTM configuration, the system broadcasts the change to the other systems in the GTM 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 GTM configuration synchronization

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