When running CA Access Gateway (SPS), how to implement health check
with that architecture :
1 virtualhost with 2 hostnames, A and B on two different machines M
and N :
. LB .
. M . . N .
A + B A + B
At first glance, out of the box, you should be able to monitor the
availability of the CA Access Gateway (SPS) services by running APM
product as described in APM documentation (1).
It may be possible to achieve also that from the Load Balancer
perspective by following the steps from this KD (2).
CA APM SSO Features
CA Application Performance Manager for CA SSO (CA APM for SSO)
provides advanced performance management tools for the CA SSO
production environment. This solution helps you monitor critical
components and isolate application bottlenecks, improving the
availability of the CA APM SSO solution and overall customer
Access Gateway (SPS) implementing health check for load balancer
The best solution for a keep alive ping is to have a request that
goes through the SPS server and also hits the backend
application. If that returns correctly then you have tested the
complete path and not just the availability of the SPS server