Node or member version of load balancing method?
Platform: BIG-IP LTM 6400 Active/Standby HA pair
I understand the difference between the node and member versions of load balancing methods. The part I'm missing is under what scenarios would you choose the node version and under what scenarios would you choose pool member. In the case of each node only belonging to a single pool, I don't think it would matter. But if a node belongs to multiple pools, I imagine the deciding factor would be whether each pool places similar resource demands on the node (e.g., node belongs to two HTTP pools) or each pool has different demands (e.g., node belongs to a low demanding POP pool & a high demanding IMAP pool). For these different scenarios, would node or member versions of the load balancing methods be the best choice assuming we're optimizing for response time to the user? Are there other factors I should consider when deciding between node and member versions of a load balancing method?