LDAP Traffic Management (BIG-IP v11.4 - v13: LTM)

This F5 deployment guide provides information on configuring the BIG-IP system version 11.4 and later for load balancing and intelligent traffic management for LDAP implementations. 

The BIG-IP system provides a number of ways to accelerate, optimize, and scale LDAP server deployments. The BIG-IP LTM uses an advanced health monitor that logs on to an LDAP server and performs a search query to a specific directory level to ensure traffic is only sent to available LDAP servers.

In this Deployment Guide, the BIG-IP system is optimally configured to optimize and direct traffic to LDAP servers. The following simple diagram shows a logical configuration example with a redundant pair of BIG-IP LTM devices in front of a group of LDAP servers.