Deployment Architecture

Looking for a URL/API to configure on load balancer for SH healthcheck?

SunilkumarG
Engager

Hi Folks,

we would like Load balancer to check Splunk search head health before redirecting.

Could you please share the URL that be configured on load balancer?

looking at using /debug/echo?ping=OK and parsing for the OK, but that is less than optimal as debug has to be set in web.conf Please suggest an alternative.

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isoutamo
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi

we are using this with LB:s (e.g. F5 or AWS ALB).

http(s)://<server>:<web port>/en-US/account/login?return_to=%2Fen-US%2F

It don't need authentication and it tells if splunk's web interface is up and accepting requests.

 

r. Ismo

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isoutamo
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi

we are using this with LB:s (e.g. F5 or AWS ALB).

http(s)://<server>:<web port>/en-US/account/login?return_to=%2Fen-US%2F

It don't need authentication and it tells if splunk's web interface is up and accepting requests.

 

r. Ismo

esix_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You can use the Health Check API for this. You should be able to check this endpoint : 

https://<host>:8089/services/server/health/splunkd

Here's some more information on this : https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.0.4/DMC/Usefeaturemonitoring

 

Cheers

Eric 

Chance
New Member

AFAIK the health check API requires auth and there is no way to add auth headers to an AWS LB health check

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isoutamo
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust
This is the reason why I use login url.
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