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how to read the output of show pool a p detail on GTM

 here is the output of show pool detail comment .

I have few questions:

  1. what does prefer 100 mean in the output .
  2. what does global pick 100 mean in the output.

 

 

show pool a p-sample.com detail ------------------------------------------------------------- Gtm::Pool::A p-sample.com ------------------------------------------------------------- Status   Availability : available   State        : enabled   Reason       : Available Load Balancing   Preferred          104   Alternate            0   Fallback             0   Returned from DNS    0   Returned to DNS      0   Dropped              0   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------   | Gtm::Pool Member: p-sample.com:A vs-DC1_samples-443:server1   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------   | Status   |   Availability : available   |   State        : enabled   |   Reason       : Available   |   | Load Balancing   |   Preferred     100   |   Alternate       0   |   Fallback        0      -----------------------------------------------------------------      | Gtm::Virtual Server: vs-DC1_samples-443      -----------------------------------------------------------------      | Status      |   Availability : unknown      |   State        : enabled      |   Reason       :      |   Destination  : 192.16.1.2:443      |      | Link Name               ---      |      | Global      |   Picks                 100      |   Connections             0      |   Virtual Server Score    0      |      | Throughput               In  Out      |   Bits/sec                0    0      |   Packets/sec             0    0   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------   | Gtm::Pool Member: p-sample.com:A vs-DC2_samples-443:server2   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------   | Status   |   Availability : available   |   State        : enabled   |   Reason       : Available   |   | Load Balancing   |   Preferred     101   |   Alternate       0   |   Fallback        0      -----------------------------------------------------------------      | Gtm::Virtual Server: vs-DC2_samples-443      -----------------------------------------------------------------      | Status      |   Availability : unknown      |   State        : enabled      |   Reason       :      |   Destination  : 172.16.1.3:443      |      | Link Name               ---      |      | Global      |   Picks                 101      |   Connections             0      |   Virtual Server Score    0      |      | Throughput               In  Out      |   Bits/sec                0    0      |   Packets/sec             0    0
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Grumpy_Cat
Cirrus
Cirrus

Hi,

 

'Preferred' is referring to the preferred load balancing method used in the pool which the bigip tries first and the value (100) is how many times this method has been selected. Global 'Picks' value (100) is how many times that pool member has been selected.

 

Kind regards

Ben