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Search Head Pooling - How to configure load balancer health monitor

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Hello,

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.

Thanks!

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Re: Search Head Pooling - How to configure load balancer health monitor

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Can I ask if you found an answer to this? I'm about to set up the exact same thing

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Re: Search Head Pooling - How to configure load balancer health monitor

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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.

http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/en/compositeapplicationmanagerfortransactions

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Re: Search Head Pooling - How to configure load balancer health monitor

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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.http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/en/compositeapplicationmanagerfortransactions

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