You can use this workflow to create a load balancer server pool. A server pool is created 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. Click the Workflows tab and then navigate to Library > NSX > Load balancer > Create Pool.
  2. Click the green Start Workflow icon.
  3. Select the NSX Connection object (NSX endpoint). If not set, select the connection from the NSX inventory from the vRO inventory view.
  4. Select the NSX Edge object.
  5. Enter the name of the backend pool.
  6. Enter a description of the backend pool.
  7. Enter the load balancing algorithm (round-robin, ip-hash, uri, leastconn). The default is round-robin.
  8. Choose whether to enable transparency.
  9. Select the load balancer monitor object part of the pool.
  10. Select the load balancer pool members.
  11. Enter the algorithm parameters. This is required for HTTPHEADER and URL algorithms, but optional for URI.
  12. Click Submit.