You can add a server pool to manage and share backend servers, flexibly and efficiently.

A pool manages load balancer distribution methods and has a service monitor attached to it for health check parameters.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Click Networking & Security and then click NSX Edges.
  3. Double-click an NSX Edge.
  4. Click Manage and then click the Load Balancer tab.
  5. In the left navigation panel, click Pools.
  6. Click the Add (image027) to add Pool
  7. Enter a name for the load balancer pool. For example: vROps_Pool. (Optional) Enter a description.
  8. Select an Algorithm from the drop-down list. For example: LEASTCONN.
  9. Select the Monitors from the drop-down list. For example: vROps_Monitor.
  10. Transparentcan be Enabled for 2-arm setup and should be disabled for 1-arm setup. (1-arm when Virtual Server IP and vROPS IP addresses are from same subnet, 2-arm – from different)
  11. At the top navigation panel menu click Members.
  12. Click the Add (image027) icon to add your member servers and the required information:
    1. Name
    2. IP Addressc.       
    3. Weight: 1d.     
    4. Monitor Port: 443e. 
    5. Port: 443f. 
    6. Max Connections: 0g.
    7. Min Connections: 0
    Pool Name Algorithm Monitors Member Name IP Address/vCenter Container Weight Port Monitor Port Max Conns Min Conns
    vROps_Pool LEASTCONN vROps_Monitor vROps_Node1 x.x.x.x 1 443  443 0 0
     EPOps_Pool LEASTCONN  EPOps_Monitor EPOps_Node1 x.x.x.x 1 443 443 0 0