Product Documentation

Monitoring DNS and DNS-TCP Services

Oct 20, 2015

The NetScaler appliance has two built-in monitors that can be used to monitor DNS services: DNS and DNS-TCP. When bound to a service, either monitor periodically checks the state of that DNS service by sending a DNS query to it. The query resolves to an IPv4 or IPv6 address. That IP address is then checked against the list of test IP addresses that you configure. The list can contain up to five IP addresses. If the resolved IP address matches at least one IP address on the list, the DNS service is marked as up. If the resolved IP does not match any IP addresses on the list, the DNS service is marked as down.

Parameter

Parameter

query

The DNS query (domain name) sent to the DNS service that is being monitored. Default value: “\007” If the DNS query succeeds, the service is marked as UP; otherwise, it is marked as DOWN.

For a reverse monitor, if the DNS query succeeds, the service is marked as DOWN; otherwise, it is marked as UP. If no response is received, the service is marked as DOWN.

queryType

The type of DNS query that is sent. Possible values: Address, Zone.

IPAddress

List of IP addresses that are checked against the response to the DNS monitoring probe.

IPv6

Select this check box if the IP address uses IPv6 format.

To configure the built-in DNS or DNS-TCP monitors, see Configuring Monitors in a Load Balancing Setup.