What are the health_check default values for timeouts/thresholds?

I’ve looked at and seen that you can customise various timeouts/thresholds for the healthcheck, such as initial_delay_seconds, and timeout_seconds etc.

It would be useful to know what the defaults are for these variables - are these documented anywhere? I can’t seem to find that.

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Bojan D
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May 30, 2022
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The defaults for the service health checks are as follows:

initial_delay_seconds: 0
period_seconds: 10
timeout_seconds: 1  
success_threshold: 1 
failure_threshold: 9

Hope this helps.

We will update the app spec documentation soon.

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