Simple question but I couldn't find an answer online.
Suppose the following scenario plays out: The node to receive traffic next becomes unresponsive before a health check can be initiate when it receives a new client request. How will the F5 LTM load balancer react to that?
The reason I ask is because we want to be able to reboot the backend nodes as needed but don't want there to be any dropped connections. Will LTM just attempt to connect to the pool member and then proceed to the next node for the same HTTP request? I suppose we could run some iControl REST call prior to the reboot, but I'm not keen on over-engineering this either.