Hi, icecream - I'm a little confused... you have an external load balancer in front of an active/passive cluster? Since one of the boxes in an A/P cluster is always down, what is the F5 box "balancing"? External load balancers are only required when doing an active/active cluster, and incoming requests don't know which box to hit. In an active/passive cluster, requests come in on the VIP; so whichever box holds the VIP processes the request. The load balancer might be sending requests to the passive box, resulting in your failures. Please let me know if this helps.
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