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You can create a pool within the load balancer workflow or in the Origin Pools section of the dashboard:

  1. Go to Traffic > Load Balancing.

  2. Click Manage Pools.

  3. Click Create.

  4. For your pool, enter the following information:

    • A name (must be unique)
    • A description to provide more detail on the name
    • A choice for Origin Steering, which affects how your pool routes traffic to each origin
  5. For each origin, enter the following information:

    • A name (must be unique)
    • The origin server address or associated hostname
    • A Weight
    • (Optional) A hostname by clicking Add host header
  6. Repeat this process for additional origins in the pool.

  7. (Optional) Set up coordinates for Proximity Steering on the pool.

  8. On the origin pool, update the following information:

    • Health Threshold: Number of healthy origins for the pool as a whole to be considered Healthy and receive traffic based on pool order in a load balancer
    • Monitor: Attach a monitor
    • Health Check Regions: Choose whether to check pool health from multiple locations, which increases accuracy but can lead to probe traffic to your origin
    • Notifications: If you do or do not want to receive notifications when the pool's status changes
  9. When finished, click Save.