monitoring multiple ports on a host
I got this new application and the developer wants all the traffic from several applications sent to port 80 no problem there. But he wants me to monitor a different port to see if the service is up or not. He also wants me to monitor 80 and if it is down take the node out entirely. It is a group of servers that host a bunch of applications.
So my thoughts were to monitor http at the node level and monitor the other port at the pool level. Then I will need a pool for every different application and monitor the port he is using at this level and then send to port 80 anyway. If port 80 goes down I will remove the node from all pools, if the other port goes down the node gets removed from that pool. Sounds easy enough, but then at the node level you can't monitor http, it doesn't show up? Can you create a custom one that will do it that will show up in the monitors window at the node level? Then secondly at the pool level, can you monitor a port that you aren't sending traffic to? I always thought of the monitor as running on the port you are sending the traffic to? Am I on target or way off here?
As always, thank you for the help in advance!