Description of the illustration lnoci043.eps

This illustration describes connection pooling as presented in the preceding text. It shows an application with many threads denoted by a stack of rectangles on the right side of the illustration, each with a line connected by "sessions" to two separate pools denoted as rectangles labeled Pool 1 and Pool 2. The pools make "physical connections" to two database servers shown as cylinders labeled Server 1 and Server 2 on the left side of the illustration.