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NetScaler 10.5: Storefront Monitor not working

by Sascha Frantzke on August 6th, 2014

There are only a few brave NetScaler guys using 10.5 already, but for those we found an important detail. Remember, in 10.1 you could configure your StoreFront monitor to use a special hostname to check the StoreFront system. That point is actually missing, so you will get problems with your certificate to match the incoming monitor probe on the StoreFront IP. We are waiting for the next 10.5 version to fix that issue, but in the meantime just use that little workaround…

Edit the monitoring script nssf.pl, it’s stored at /netscaler/monitors. You just need to insert that line at line 23

$ENV{PERL_LWP_SSL_VERIFY_HOSTNAME} = 0;

Finally it should look like that:

sub Sf_probe

{

$ENV{PERL_LWP_SSL_VERIFY_HOSTNAME} = 0;

$ENV{HTTPS_DEBUG} = 0;

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