Exchange 2010 Monitors for LTM
I'm still pretty green when it comes to what can be done with the LTM, but I haven't had much luck getting it to perform how I would like.
The deployment guides for Exchange 2010 are far from great...but somehow I've managed to build a basic understanding of how the LTM operates.
My big problem is that the deployment guide has a very generic monitor, which if I remember correctly doesn't even work because it was written for an older version of IIS. =) I did speak with a technician and me and another admin here messed around with the thing until we came up with this generic monitor:
SEND STRING: GET /iisstart.htm HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: host.domain.com\r\nConnection: Close\r\n\r\n
RECEIVE STRING: welcome.png
That monitors the default website, assuming your default website is accessible.
I would actually like to monitor the individual virtual directories, but I can't seem to get ANYTHING to work!
I set a send string like GET /owa HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: host.domain.com\r\nConnection: Close\r\n\r\n, and I find something on the page that could be received and I even use a username and password and the pool never comes online.
Part of the problem is that the generic monitor is looking at the default website (welcome to IIS 7 page). For whatever reason, I have noticed this directory will become unavailable, even though OTHER virtual directories are fine. If I try to access OWA through the LTM (owa.mydomain.com) it's down, but I could go to server1.mydomain.com/owa and it's up.
So I really need to monitor the individual virtual directories.
Does anyone have any insight whatsoever? I would really appreciate it. =)