A Resource Distribution Pool is simply a grouping of type A (IPv4 address) or type AAAA (IPv6 address) records, in which you can specify how the records answer a query.
Creating an RD Pool
- Select either an A or AAAA record type, and then click the +Add Pool button.
- Select Resource Distribution (RD) from the Select Pool Type drop-down menu.
- Provide the Host, the Points To, and the TTL (optional).
- Click Save when finished.
Once an RD pool is created, you can edit the pool record to add additional records (IP addresses) under the pool. You can also edit the Serving Method as well as the TTL value for pool. The Serving Methods act as follows:
Round Robin (default) – The records will rotate in priority.
Fixed – The records will appear in a set order.
Random – The records will appear in a random order.
Editing an RD Pool
- Click the Pencil icon next to the RD Pool record.
- Change the Description, TTL, and/or Method values as needed.
- Click into the Add Record field, and provide a new record.
- Click the Plus Icon to add the new record to the pool.
- Click Save to update the pool.
You can use a “drag and drop” function to re-order your records. Click on a record, and then move it to a new location in the list of existing records.
- The order / rank determines the priority and sorting of the records and how they will be queried. No two records can have the same priority.
The X will delete the record from the pool. Whenever you make changes, click the Save Changes button.