The Generic Application Kit for Load Balancer Health Checks (Gen LB) provides a mechanism to receive and respond to a health check probe for load balancer target instances of load balancer instances in Microsoft Azure environments.

This document explains how the Gen LB scripts work. Please refer to the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Technical Documentation for definitions of LifeKeeper terms and information on how to use LifeKeeper.

It is important to note that this recovery kit may only be used in the supported cloud environments (Microsoft Azure), and there is no guarantee that the recovery kit will function correctly in unsupported environments.


  • The scripts included with the Gen LB ARK may only be used with LifeKeeper for Linux v9.5.1 and later.
  • The OS and configurations supported by LifeKeeper for Linux v9.5.1 and later are supported except for the SAP Recovery Kit. For the supported OS and configurations, refer to the Release Notes and the SIOS Protection Suite for Linux Support Matrix. Please see the installation steps of the online documentation.
  • Microsoft Azure is the only supported cloud platforms for the Gen LB ARK.
  • The Gen LB ARK only supports use of the TCP protocol for health check probes.


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