Inline monitors analyze and probe the responses from the services to which they are bound only when those services receive client requests. The inline monitor is of type HTTP-INLINE and can only be configured to work with HTTP and HTTPS services. An inline monitor determines that the service to which it is bound is UP by checking its responses to the requests that are sent to it. When no client requests are sent to the service, the inline monitor probes the service by using the configured URL.
Inline monitors have a time-out value and a retry count when probes fail. You can select any of the following action types for the NetScaler appliance to take when a failure occurs:
After the service is down, the service remains DOWN for the configured down time. After the DOWN time elapses, the inline monitor uses the configured URL to probe the service to see if it is available again. If the probe succeeds, the state of the service is changed to UP. Traffic is directed to the service, and monitoring resumes as before.
To configure inline monitors, see Configuring Monitors in a Load Balancing Setup.