About the F5 DNS Load Balancer Cloud Service

The F5 DNS Load Balancer Cloud Service is a global server load balancing (GSLB) solution offered in the cloud as a service. In other words, it is a SaaS solution for GSLB. It can provide automatic failover, load balancing across multiple locations, increased reliability by avoiding a single point of failure, and increased performance by directing traffic to the optimal site. It does this by monitoring application availability and performance, and then dynamically responding to client DNS queries in order to direct traffic based on rules that you define.

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The DNS Load Balancer dashboard makes it easy to monitor your load balancing services including the overall health and status of each individual service.

Availability

DNS Load Balancer is available now. To get started with DNS Load Balancer, you will need a Cloud Services account, and you will need to subscribe to the DNS Load Balancer Service.

  1. Go to https://portal.cloudservices.f5.com/
  2. Create an F5 Cloud Services Account
  3. Get started using the 30-day free trial

Details can be found on the signup page.

Next, log into your new account and click Try it free (30 days) to get started with a free trial.

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Getting Started

Getting started is easy—just follow the steps in Create a DNS Load Balancer service to create a complete Load Balanced record to control how traffic is routed to your application.