Origin Responsiveness Monitoring

Configure this failure scenario to continually monitor connectivity health to your primary origin and define a retry or recovery method.

If you'd like to include this failure scenario set the Monitor Origin Responsiveness slider to "On" to enable it and access additional configuration options.



Option Description
Timeouts Select the timeout threshold condition to use to trigger a retry or recovery method, or select "User-Specified" to set your own timeout (and input a desired time in User Specified Timeout (seconds)).

The Aggressive, Moderate, and Conservative conditions use a segment-based logic and default times. They are discussed in greater detail in Timeouts, below.

Note: For best results with the fixed threshold conditions, Enable IP Avoidance should be set to "On" and configured.
Enable Retry Before Recovery Set this slider to "On," if you'd like Akamai to retry after a failure before trying the recovery method.
Note: If Enable IP Avoidance is set to "Off" in your Tuning Parameters, we recommend that you leave this set to "Off" as well. Without an IP Avoidance configuration, your failover method may not be used if Retry Before Recovery is enabled.
Enable Recovery Method Set this slider to "On" to incorporate a recovery method for this failure scenario.
Recovery Method Configuration Name Input the value you applied as the Recovery Configuration Name for the recovery method you want to use:
  • I want to failover to a backup origin. By default, the Failure Recovery Method1 sub-rule in the Origin Failure Recovery Methods rule is used to set up this recovery method. Input the Recovery Configuration Name you set for this sub-rule to apply this recovery method.
  • I want to send a specific response code to the requesting client. By default, the Failure Recovery Method2 sub-rule in the Origin Failure Recovery Methods rule is used to set up this recovery method. Input the Recovery Configuration Name you set for this sub-rule to apply this recovery method.
Note: If you've deviated from the default method to set up your recovery methods, verify the proper Recovery Configuration Name to use by reviewing the Origin Failure Recovery Methods rule.

Timeouts

When defining Origin Responsiveness Monitoring in your Origin Failure Recovery Policy, you need to establish a Timeout configuration. Three preset values are offered—Aggressive, Moderate, or Conservative—or you can apply a User Specified Timeout in seconds.

This timeout is a threshold that's used to trigger a retry or a recovery action. For example, if the timeout was five seconds, a request to your primary origin that meets or exceeds this time would trigger the retry or recovery action.

The preset thresholds

Each of the preset thresholds has a default time for the trigger, in seconds.

Threshold Segment Duration
Aggressive 2 seconds
Moderate 3 seconds
Conservative 4 seconds

The User Specified threshold

This is relatively self-explanatory. Select this threshold and define the amount of time to trigger the retry or failover, in the User Specified Timeout (seconds) field that's revealed.