Transparent indicates whether the client IP addresses are visible to the back-end servers.

When you add a server pool, the transparent mode is disabled by default. When transparent is disabled, back-end servers see the traffic source IP as a Load balancer internal IP. When this mode is enabled, source IP is the real client IP and NSX Edge must be on the path of the server response. A typical design is to have the server default gateway be the NSX Edge. Transparent mode does not require SNAT.

For more information about inline or transparent mode, see Logical Load Balancer.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Click Networking & Security > NSX Edges.
  3. Double-click an NSX Edge.
  4. Click Manage > Load Balancer > Pools.
  5. Specify the following parameters for the pool:
    • Name
    • Description
    • Algorithm
    • Monitor
    • IP Filter
    For information about the various algorithms, see Add a Server Pool.
  6. To enable the transport mode, click the toggle switch or select the Transparent check box.