I'm actually a programmer but I have been involved some in system administration lately as I believe the actual administrators might not be that interested in their work. I believe they are using WhatsupGold for monitoring, even if I've heard something about Tivoli too.
Anyway, we have a Windows Server 2008 environment (big surprise) with 3 web servers that is in a NLB Cluster. We are waiting for a real load balancer but will have to do with NLB for at least half a year or more.
On these web servers we have 5+ ASP.NET Web applications and on each application there is a page that shows OK if everything is ok. The problem is that the NLB does not know if an application pool is down and happily sends data that way anyway and the monitoring tool that checks the page might end up on another server that shows that it is ok.
This is of course not acceptable (even if they does not seem to care at all) so I'm wondering how a experienced administrator would set this up so I can directly address a particular Web application on a particular server?