We are using an F5-Bigip load balancer to host splunk.company.com for a pool of search heads.
Our internet services team is looking for a way to perform a health check on each pool member. Normally, they place a small html file in the document root and have the load balancer read it periodically. Has anyone had Splunk experience with this? Does anyone have any better idea for a health-check?
Also where is the web server "document root" in Splunk? We are running our servers on Linux.
From the F5-Bigip perspective we just check for a tcp connection for each pool member. If a tcp connection fails on a pool member, it is removed from the global pool until availability is restored. We also robotically monitor Splunks response time and availability using an IBM product called ITCAM.