An optional feature of the BIG-IP® system is its ability to load balance and persist requests that applications send to servers running Diameter services. The BIG-IP system can also monitor each server to ensure that the Diameter service remains up and running.
The BIG-IP® system includes a profile type that you can use to manage Diameter traffic. The Diameter protocol is an enhanced version of the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) protocol.
When you configure a Diameter type of profile, the BIG-IP® system can send client-initiated Diameter messages to load balancing servers. The BIG-IP system can also ensure that those messages persist on the servers.
Complete these tasks to configure Diameter load balancing on a BIG-IP® system.