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Default Health Monitor HTTPS

Hi All. Could anyone please explain the default HTTPS Health Monitor.

What does Send String:'GET /\r\n' and Receive String(which is blank) means?

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Comment made 5 months ago by Shann_P 352

I think it means that the monitor will basically do a GET request against the pool member IP and accept anything in return to determine it's availability.

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You are correct that the default HTTPS health monitor is not particularly useful for testing true application health, since it sends a GET request for whatever the default page is, then will accept ANYTHING as a response, including a 404 Not Found. The HTTPS monitor (along with a lot of other monitors F5 provides) is designed to be customized. You create a new monitor using the HTTPS monitor as the parent, then customize the SEND and RECEIVE string settings (and others) to accurately measure a particular application's health. And you can use different monitors for different applications.

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