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F5 Failover: Active/Standby Issue

In an F5 Active/Standby setup, Unit1 takes over as ACTIVE when it recovers from an intentional reboot or power off

Problem: This causes loss of network access to the VIPs due to invalid ARP (Since the Standby unit has taken over)

Solution: SSH to both devices and…

On Active Unit (Unit1)

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\# b db failover.forceactive show
Failover.ForceActive = enable
\# b db failover.forceactive disable
\# b db failover.forceactive show
Failover.ForceActive = disable

On Standby Unit (Unit2)

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\# b db failover.forcestandby show
Failover.ForceStandby = enable
\# b db failover.forcestandby disable
\# b db failover.forcestandby show
Failover.ForceStandby = disable