How to: Enable a Global Resiliency


Use this procedure to enable or manage Global Resiliency to deploy the applications using the BIG-IP Next Central Manager.


  • Before enabling the Global Resiliency, it is required to create a Global Resiliency group.

  • The Group should be in a deployed state.

  • The errors occurring during enabling of Global Resiliency group are shown as banners. To view these on-screen banners, users must enable notifications in Central Manager for all relevant sources.


Enable Global Resiliency for the applications being deployed using the CM GUI

Use this procedure to enable Global Resiliency in an application from the BIG-IP Next Central Manager.

These steps will help you to configure or manage the Global resiliency.

  1. Log in to BIG-IP Next Central Manager as admin, click the Workspace icon next to the F5 logo, and then click Applications.

  2. Click My Application Services in the left hand navigation pane and then click Start Adding Apps.

  3. For Application Service Name, specify a name for the application service.

  4. Under What kind of Application Service are you creating, specify which type you are creating.

    • To create a standard application service, click Standard, and then click Start Creating. The Application Service Properties screen opens.

    • To create an application service using a template, click From Template, and then click Select Template.

    • Under Application Template select a template from the dropdown, and then click Start Creating. The Application Service Properties screen opens.

      Note: The templates can be managed through Application Templates. While creating applications with custom templates make sure to copy HTTP template, otherwise you won’t be able to enable Global Resiliency.

  5. For the Description, specify a description of the application service and then click Start Creating. The Virtual Servers tab of the Application Service Properties screen opens.

    Note: While editing the application, you can enable or disable the Global Resiliency for already existing applications.

  6. Click toggle button to Enable Global Resiliency.

  7. Click Configure, to configure global resiliency.

  8. A Properties window will open to configure the global resiliency.

    • For the Select Global Resiliency Group, choose the global resiliency group from the drop down.

    • For the Select Record Type choose the record type from the drop down.

    • Choose the Load Balancing Method based on availability (global availability or round robin) from the drop down.

    • In the FQDN field, specify the name of the fully qualified domain name.

    • Click Save to save your changes.

  9. Click Review and Deploy.

Note: Once the global resiliency group is activated, modifying its properties will restrict any updates to the FQDN field.

Configure the Generic Host

Users can optionally add global resiliency-configured Generic Hosts.

  1. Click Configure to add the Generic Hosts.

  2. In the Add Generic Hosts window, configure the below parameters:


  • In the Name field, specify the host name that is used to access the application.

  • For the Health Monitor, choose any of the six available monitors; HTTP, HTTPS, Gateway ICMP, TCP, UDP and TCP Half Open from the dropdown. Selecting a health monitor is optional.

  • In the Generic Host’s IP Address, type the valid IP address.

Virtual Servers

  • Click + Add, to start adding virtual servers.

  • Specify the Name for virtual servers.

  • Enter the valid IP Addresses or FQDN and the validation can be completed either with IP Address or FQDN. Multiple entries for virtual servers can be created with IP address or FQDN.

  • For the Virtual Port, specify the port number to use to access the virtual server.

  1. Click Save to save your changes.

  2. Click Manage button to edit the configured Generic Host properties.

Refer to: How to: Manage applications using BIG-IP Next Central Manager and FAST templates to setup applications using BIG-IP Next Central Manager.