A server pool consists of back-end server members. After you create a server pool, you associate a service monitor with the pool to manage and share the back-end servers flexibly and efficiently.

Perform this procedure multiple times to configure five server pools using the following settings.
Table 1. Server Pools for the Cloud Management Platform in Region B
Pool Name Algorithm Monitors Members Port Monitor Port Weight
Member Name IP address Enable Member
vra-svr-443 ROUND-ROBIN vra-svr-443-monitor vra01svr01a Yes 443 - 1
vra01svr01b Yes 443 - 1
vra01svr01c Yes 443 - 1
vra-iws-443 ROUND-ROBIN vra-iws-443-monitor vra01iws01a Yes 443 - 1
vra01iws01b Yes 443 - 1
vra-ims-443 ROUND-ROBIN vra-ims-443-monitor vra01ims01a Yes 443 - 1
vra01ims01b Yes 443 - 1
vra-svr-8444 ROUND-ROBIN vra-svr-443-monitor vra01svr01a Yes 8444 443 1
vra01svr01b Yes 8444 443 1
vra01svr01c Yes 8444 443 1
vra-vro-8283 ROUND-ROBIN vra-vro-8283-monitor vra01svr01a Yes 8283 - 1
vra01svr01b Yes 8283 - 1
vra01svr01c Yes 8283 - 1


  1. Log in to the Management vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name administrator@vsphere.local
      Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. Click Networking & Security.
  3. In the Navigator pane, click NSX Edges.
  4. From the NSX Manager drop-down menu, select as the NSX Manager and double-click the lax01m01lb01 NSX Edge to manage its network settings.
  5. Click the Manage tab, click Load Balancer, and select Pools.
  6. Click the Add icon, and in the New Pool dialog box configure the following values.
    Setting Value
    Name vra-svr-443
    Algorithm ROUND-ROBIN
    Monitors vra-svr-443-monitor
  7. Under Members, click the Add icon to add the first pool member.
  8. In the New Member dialog box configure the following values, and click OK.
    Setting Value
    Name vra01svr01a
    IP Address/VC Container
    State Enable
    Port 443
    Monitor Port
    Weight 1
  9. Repeat the previous two steps to create the other members of the pool.
  10. Repeat the entire procedure to create the remaining server pools.