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Sep 19, 2018

F5 LTM to monitor MS Exch 2016 services

Hi Guys, We used iApps to configure the Virtual Server and F5 does a HTTP GET monitoring on the pool members. We discovered that when the Exch services on the servers are down, the healthcheck page is still up on the server hence returns the HTTP 200 OK response to F5 therefore F5 marking it as up. When this happens, the client trying to connect to Outlook will receive a password prompt which is not the desired behaviour.

 ltm monitor https /Common/ {
adaptive disabled
app-service /Common/
defaults-from /Common/https
destination *:*
interval 10
ip-dscp 0
recv "200 OK"
recv-disable none
send "GET /owa/healthcheck.htm HTTP/1.1\r\nHost:\r\nConnection: Close\r\n\r\n"
time-until-up 0
timeout 31


Based on the above URL, I have some queries: I would like to know if F5 supports any type of server services monitoring for MS Exch 2016 so that when the actual server services is down, F5 is notified and will mark the pool member as down. Has anyone tried this before?

Thanks. David Saw

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