POP3 service monitoring

The NetScaler appliance has one built-in monitor that can be used to monitor POP3 services: the POP3 monitor. It periodically checks the POP3 service to which it is bound by opening a connection with a POP3 server. If the POP3 server responds with the correct response codes within the configured time period, it marks the service UP. If the POP3 service does not respond, or responds incorrectly, it marks the service DOWN.

Note: Monitor probes originate from the NSIP address.

Parameter Specifies
userName User name POP3 server. This user name is used in the probe.
password Password used in monitoring POP3 servers.
scriptName The path and name of the script to execute.
dispatcherIP The IP address of the dispatcher to which the probe is sent.
dispatcherPort The port of the dispatcher to which the probe is sent.

To configure the built-in POP3 monitor, see Configuring Monitors in a Load Balancing Setup.

To configure POP3 monitors by using CLI

Type the following command:

add lb monitor <monitorName> <type> -scriptName <string> -scriptArgs <string>


add lb monitor pop31 USER -scriptName -scriptArgs ";password=Freebsd123"

POP3 service monitoring