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Apr 15, 2022

How to create GTM Pool with members from IControl Rest API?


I'm hoping someone can help me figure out how to create a Gtm Pool and related members via the IContro Rest API. I have scoured the interwebs and have not found an example. The API Documentation for /gtm/pool shows a subcollection of 'members' but does not expand on what the structure of this subcollection looks like.

I don't know if I have to create a pool first and then add members to it with subsequent operations or whether I can do it all at once. Either way, I don't know how to create a pool nor do I know how to add a member to an existing pool.


Thanks in advance.

Does anyone have any examples of them doing this.

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  • Hi,

    I got a solution after exploring the API for one hour ‌‌, so well:
    The first step is to determine the virtual servers configured on the DNS system calling the api:

    GET https://"Your_IP"/mgmt/tm/gtm/server/~Common~"Name of your server"/virtual-servers?ver=

    Then, to create the pool you need to send a post to:

    POST https://"Your_IP"/mgmt/tm/gtm/pool/a

    And then use the body in JSON format:


    "name": "Your_Pool_Name",
    "partition": "Common",
    "alternateMode": "round-robin",
    "verifyMemberAvailability": "enabled",
    "membersReference": { 
        "name": "VS-WAF",
        "name": "VS_HAckazon",

    In the Body Example, I add two virtual servers to the pool, VS_HAchazon and VS-WAF.

    I hope it´s help.