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beauty_261543's avatar
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Apr 28, 2016

what is the VIP and pool member ?

what is the difference between VIP and pool member


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  • Josiah_39459's avatar
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    Put simply the VIP is a listener on the BIG-IP that receives incoming traffic. A pool is a traffic destination connected to the BIG-IP where the BIG-IP can send destination traffic, usually acting as a reverse proxy.


    • nirw's avatar
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      Hi, is 1 VIP serving 1 Pool?

      are they one to one?