SharePoint 2013 HTTP Health Monitoring
I have been working with F5 LTM in fine tuning the health monitor for SharePoint 2013 iAPP rule, please go through the information below and provide your inputs: Environment: BIG IP F5 LTM 11.3 SharePoint 2010 Template released on October 2012 ( Not the latest) 2 SharePoint WFE servers ( Windows Server 2012)
Setup: 1. Few web applications are published through single virtual server IP on F5: webapp1.contoso.com, webapp2.conotoso.com, webapp3.contoso.com, webapp4.contoso.com and webapp5.contoso.com. 2. UAG is ahead of F5 and its doing the authentication and authorization for the end users. F5 is used for mainly load balancing. 3. The F5 iAPP rule as follows:
Questions: 1. The current basic HTTP monitor has the following send string GET /\r\n (it doesn't have any application URL's) and we are not sure 100% if this is correct and it will monitor all the web applications? 2. How do we configure the HTTP monitor to improve the load balancing for SharePoint web applications? Please provide me the examples and also the way to test the monitor and make sure they are working as expected. 3. Also noticed the latest iAPP templates for SharePoint http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/15000/000/sol15043.html, does it have any specific improvements to monitoring?
I really appreciate your help!