BIG-IP® Global Traffic Manager™ (GTM™) can function as a traffic screener in front of a pool of DNS servers. In this situation, BIG-IP GTM checks incoming DNS queries and if the query is for a wide IP, resolves the query. Otherwise, BIG-IP GTM forwards the DNS query to one of the servers in a pool of DNS servers, and that server handles the query.
Traffic flow when BIG-IP GTM screens traffic to a pool of DNS servers
A listener is a specialized virtual server that passively checks for DNS packets on port 53 and the IP address you assign to the listener. When a DNS query is sent to the IP address of the listener, BIG-IP GTM™ either handles the request locally or forwards the request to the appropriate resource.
Perform these tasks to screen non-wide IP traffic and forward the traffic to a pool of DNS servers.
You now have an implementation in which BIG-IP® GTM™ receives DNS queries, handles wide IP requests, and forwards all other DNS queries to members of the pool of DNS servers.