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Basic Health Checks

Basic health checks can be performed on an API Manager node by connecting to relevant ports. See the following table for the ports that can be used for health checks in a fully distributed deployment. 

API Manager ProfilePorts that can be used for health checks
Gateway Worker8280 (HTTP), 8243 (HTTPS)
API Store9673 (HTTP), 9443 (HTTPS)
API Publisher9673 (HTTP), 9443 (HTTPS)
Traffic Manager5672 (TCP), 7611 (TCP), 7711 (TCP)
Key Manager9673 (HTTP), 9443 (HTTPS)

For more information on each profile, see API Manager Profiles

There can be scenarios where even though the ports are responding, the Services are not properly started. It is advisable to use Service level health checks to ensure that the services are started. For example, API Manager by default is shipped with the simple axis2 service named Version. This service returns the version of the API Manager instance that is running currently. 

A sample cURL command and the response from the Version service are given below.

cURL command: