|Function||avi.pool.select( pool [, server [, port]] )|
|Description||Selects a pool or a specific server within a pool for the current request. The selection does not take effect if an HTTP request policy was also configured with a switching action to select a pool or a specific server in a pool. The switching action of the HTTP request policy takes precedence over the DataScript's pool selection.|
|Parameter||pool can be a specific pool name or an expression that evaluates to a valid pool name.
The optional server flag is the IP address of the server, in quotes. Starting with release 17.2.4, a server name may be supplied.
The optional port flag forwards the connection to a specific service port of the server. The port must be a number between 0 and 65536, or an expression that evaluates to a valid port number.
|Caveats||The pool name, server name or IP, and the server port may be called explicitly, or dynamically determined based on a Lua expression. If the pool name, server, or server port do not exist or are not able to be referenced by the virtual service, an error is generated.
|Returns||No value returned|
|Example 1||Forward the request to an explicit destination.
|Example 2||Forward the request to a dynamically generated destination.
www.avi.com/support/index.htm would go to the support pool
www.avi.com/sales/apac/index.htm would go to the sales pool
|Example 3||Forward the request to a named server.