Before creating a monitor, you must decide on a monitor
HTTPS monitor enables you to verify the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS)
service by attempting to receive specific content from a web page protected by Secure
Socket Layer (SSL) security.
The New Monitor screen opens.
In the Name field, type a name for the monitor.
From the Type list, select
The screen refreshes, and displays the configuration options for the
HTTPS monitor type.
From the Configuration list, select
This selection makes it possible for you to modify additional default
In the Interval field type a number that indicates, in
seconds, how frequently the system issues the monitor check. The default is
The frequency of a monitor check must be greater
than the value of the global-level Heartbeat Interval
setting. Otherwise, the monitor can acquire out-of-date data.
For the Up Interval setting, specify whether to use the
- If you do not want to use
the up interval, Retain the default, Disabled.
- To use the up interval,
select Enabled, and specify how often you want the
system to verify the health of a resource that is up.
In the Time Until Up field, type a number that indicates
the number of seconds to wait after a resource first responds correctly to the
monitor before setting the resource to up.
The default value is 0 (zero), which disables this
In the Timeout field, type a number that indicates, in
seconds, how much time the target has to respond to the monitor check. The
default is 16 seconds.
If the target responds within the allotted time period, it is considered up.
If the target does not respond within the time period, it is considered
For Manual Resume, specify whether the system
automatically enables the monitored resource when the monitor check is
This setting applies only when the monitored resource has failed to respond to
a monitor check.
||The system does nothing when the monitor check succeeds, and you
must manually enable the monitored resource.
||The system automatically re-enables the monitored resource after the
next successful monitor check.
In the Receive String field, type a regular expression
that represents the text string that the monitor looks for in the returned
The most common receive expressions contain a text string that is included in
an HTML file on your site. The text string can be regular text, HTML tags, or
Note: If you do not
specify both a send string and a receive string, the monitor performs a
simple service check and connect only.
From the SSL Profile list, select an option for the
- To specify no SSL
profile, accept the default, None.
- To use a profile, select
an SSL Profile from the list of the available serverssl profiles in the BIG-IP system.
Type a name in the User Name field.
Type a password in the Password field.
For the Reverse setting, specify whether you want the
system to work in reverse mode:
- If you want the system to
work normally, retain the No default option.
- If you want the system to
mark the pool, pool member, or node Down when the
test is successful, select the Yes option.
For the Transparent setting, specify whether you want
the monitor to operate in transparent mode:
- If not, accept the
No default option.
- To use a path through the
associated pool members or nodes to monitor the aliased destination, select
the Yes option.
For the Alias Address setting, specify an alias IP
- Retain the
*All Addresses default option.
- Type an alias IP address
for the monitor to verify, on behalf of the pools or pool members with which
the monitor is associated.
If the health check for the alias address is successful, the system marks all
associated objects up. If the health check for the alias address
is not successful, then the system marks all associated objects
For the Alias Service Port setting, specify an alias
port or service for the monitor to check:
- Accept the
*All Ports default option.
- Select an alias port or
service for the monitor to check, on behalf of the pools or pool members
with which the monitor is associated.
If the health check for the alias port or service is successful, the system
marks all associated objects up. If the health check for the alias port or
service is not successful, then the system marks all associated objects down.
The HTTPS monitor is configured to monitor HTTPS traffic.
When you are
done, associate the HTTPS monitor with a server, pool, pool member, or node.