06-05-2009 08:35 AM
It looks like the health checks are running ones at the beginning to declare the server as up - no further health checks based on my observations. I do have a real server which is "Active" according to the output of "show server bind" but the HTTP daemon is not up and running (I do know that because I have stopped it).
What the heck am I doing wrong here?
06-05-2009 08:43 AM
You observetions are correct. The ServerIron is not going to do the health checks regularly by default. You are talking about an HTTP server based on your post. Have a look at the output of "show server real http <real-server-name".
You will find a line talking about Tcp requests and Tcp responses. Do you see the numbers incrementing? If not: yep - it is not sending out health checks regularly. I am writing a "Health Check 101" right now and I will cover that stuff. It is not ready so far but here is the link:
Regular health checks are so call "keepalive" health check - this is mentioned in the normal documentation as well. Please try to enable keepalive for the real server port via
server real name 126.96.36.199
port http keepalive
or configure a port profile globally to enable keepalive health check:
server port 80
both way do tell the SI to do regular health checks.