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F5 Load balancer - Pool member health monitor

Path Finder

Hi Team

we're planning to use F5 in front of Splunk search cluster. and cluster has 5 search heads.
Now F5 team has told us to setup a simple index.html file to check health of each pool members. I'm not sure where to place this html file in Splunk search heads and i don't find any document root folder.

Many users have posted this question here but don't see proper solution for this. Could anyone please help me out how we can check pool member health please?

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Explorer

Hi,
We have implemented F5 load balancer on SH cluster, F5 sends traffic to the SH host only if its up. We also have implemented TCP monitor on the F5, where in it checks the health of the SH host and if SH is down then user request would not be sent to that particular SH. Please refer to this link,
https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K02505539

HTH,We have implemented F5 load balancer on SH cluster, F5 sends traffic to the SH host only if its up. We also have implemented TCP monitor on the F5, where in it checks the health of the SH host and if SH is down then user request would not be sent to that particular SH. Please refer to this link,
https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K02505539

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi maniu1609,

there is an app for this https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/4395/ I use it not only as health check in the F5 but also as an option to manually add or remove Splunk instances from the F5 pool for maintenance work for example.

Hope this helps ...

cheers, MuS

Builder

We currently point our load-balancers at: https://{hostname}/en-US/debug/sso

Though, you could also use: https://{hostname}/en-US/debug/echo

Make sure to enable it in web.conf:
enableWebDebug = true

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