Bit of background, before my wonderful problem. Have installed a pair of Ace 4710 LB's. Their purpose is to control traffic coming in from a remote company, while local users do not use the LB's (this is temporary....but the LB's fit a requirement).
Sharepoint is working as planned and the access from the remote company is working as it should. One requirement is still probablematic, health checks were supposed to be enabled on the 4710 to check the Web (2), 1 App and 1 DB server to confirm utilization for CPU and memory is under 80% and from that point forward disable the VIP to a sorry server. The company we contracted to do the work has been has not brought issues up in advance....and it is just now coming to light that the app and DB servers will not be monitored unless custom scripts are written (not part of SOW).
The purpose of the LB's are to enable the remote company access and cut them off if the servers are being adversly affected by the remote traffic, without impacting local users. This is not the typical LB solution and it is being put in place due to time constraints, which is why local users are not on LB. I need heath checks to be performed on all servers and the the remote users cutoff when needed.
HTTP checks have been brought up as a possibility testing a URL with possible timeouts (Sharepoint slows when utilization becomes an issue).
Any suggestions anyone has on this board would be helpful. If scripts are easy to implement, then we can try that (I'll write them myself if needed).
Thanx all in advance......Doug