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6 Managing Origin-Server Pools

An origin server is a back-end server to which Oracle Traffic Director forwards requests that it receives from clients, and from which it receives responses to client requests. The origin servers could, for example, be Oracle WebLogic Server instances or Oracle iPlanet Web Server instances. A group of origin servers providing the same service or serving the same content is called an origin-server pool. You can define several such origin-server pools in a configuration, and then configure each virtual server in an Oracle Traffic Director instance to route client requests to a specific pool.

This chapter describes how to create and manage origin-server pools. It contains the following sections: