5.3. Minimum pool size
min-pool-sizedata source parameter defines the minimum size of the connection pool. The default minimum is zero connections, so if a minimum pool size is not specified, no connections will be created in the connection pool when the platform starts. As data source transactions occur, connections will be requested but because the pool defaults to zero on start up, none will be available. The connection pool examines the minimum and maximum parameters, creates connections and places them in the pool. Users of any affected application will experience a delay while this occurs. During periods of inactivity the connection pool will shrink, possibly to the minimum value, and later when transactions later occur application performance will again suffer.
Figure 5.1. Data Source Metrics