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Clarify health monitor behavior

The basic cookbook document implied that pools without a health
monitor would eventually remove a failed member from the pool.
This will not happen as if there is not health monitor, the members
are assumed as ONLINE.

Change-Id: I6c52f163d8ac0456b4faf7d9bf5cc4a19ee6eeb7
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Michael Johnson 2 years ago
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@ -779,9 +779,9 @@ Health Monitor Best Practices
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While it is possible to set up a listener without a health monitor, if a
back-end pool member goes down, Octavia will not remove the failed server from
the pool until a considerable time has passed. This can lead to service
disruption for web clients. Because of this, we recommend always configuring
production load balancers to use a health monitor.
the pool. This can lead to service disruption for web clients. Because of this,
we recommend always configuring production load balancers to use a health
monitor.
The health monitor itself is a process that does periodic health checks on each
back-end server to pre-emptively detect failed servers and temporarily pull

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