Description

This article describes how to manage a Pool Member, including:

Prerequisites:

  1. Only the Primary Administrator or a User with the Network role can manage a Pool Member.
  2. Data Center is NOT in Network Maintenance.
  3. Must have previously added a Node to a Pool as a Pool Member How to Add a Node as a Pool Member.

Content / Solution:

  1. From the Home page, select the MCP 2.0 Data Center where the Advanced Network Domain on which the Pool Member you want to manage is located:


  2. The Data Center dashboard will be displayed. Select the Advanced Network Domain on which the Pool Member you want to manage is located:


  3. The Network Domain dashboard will be displayed. Click on the Load Balancing / Virtual IPs tab. Locate the Pool Member you wish to manage and click on the Manage gear:

Edit Pool Member

  1. Select Edit Node from the dropdown menu:


  2. The Edit Node dialog will be displayed:


  3. Make the desired changes to the Node:

    • Description - The optional Description is limited to a maximum length of 255 characters.
    • Connection Limit - The maximum number of simultaneous connections permitted on the Node. Should be an integer between 1 and 100,000. The system default is set to 100,000.
    • Connection Rate Limit - The amount of new connections permitted every second. Should be an integer between 1 and 4,000. The system default is set to 4000.
    • Node Status - Describes what action the Node will take.
      • "Enabled" - Permits traffic.
      • "Disabled" - A Node continues to process persistent and active connections. It can accept new connections only if the connections belong to an existing persistence session.
      • "Forced Offline" - A Node allows existing connections to time out, but no new connections are allowed.
    • Node Health Monitor -  The procedure that the load balancer uses to verify that the Node is considered “healthy” and available for load balancing. 
      • "CCDEFAULT.Icmp" - Sends an ICMP ECHO request to the Node and considers the Node healthy if an ICMP ECHO reply is received. 
      • Note: A Health Monitor is not required. You can select 'None' from the drop down menu.
    • Pool Member Status - Select an initial Status for the Pool Member from the dropdown menu.
      • Enabled - Permits traffic.
      • Disabled - Continues to process persistent and active connections. It can accept new connections only if the connections belong to an existing persistence session.
      • Forced Offline - Allows existing connections to time out, but no new connections are allowed.
    Important Note: The Name, IP address and Port can not be edited.
     
  4. Once you have made the desired changes, click Save:


  5. The system will display a success message:

     

  6. The edits will be applied and the UI will be updated to reflect the change:

Remove Pool Member (Node) from Pool

  1. Select Remove Node from Pool from the dropdown menu:


  2. The Remove Node From Pool dialog will be displayed. Click Remove:

     

  3. The system will display a success message:

     

  4. The Node will be removed from the Pool and the UI will be updated to reflect the change:
     

    Note: The Node will be moved to the Unassigned Nodes folder. To delete the Node completely, see How to Manage a Node on a Cloud Network Domain.