Is anyone out there using the dx for outlook 2007 owa?
The OWA piece works fine as a cluster, but microsofts RPC over HTTPS(Outlook anywhere) fails.
It appears that the DX considers the RPC_IN_DATA and RPC_OUT_DATA methods to be illegal http methods. I have tried adding a request sentry app rule to forward any requests with these methods but it appears that the DX does some filtering before the RS app processing.
JTAC has recommended using a SLB group instead, but I had hoped to take advantage of the ssl and http acceleration of the DX
Does anyone have a work-around or a solution to this problem?
OWA will work through a cluster (enable OWA support in the Advanced options of the Cluster VIP) but you will need to use a Forwarder or SLB VIP for RPC over HTTP(S), as a cluster will not work. This is becase a cluster inspects the Methods in the client request and RPC_IN_DATA and RPC_OUT_DATA are not valid so the request is blocked - they are not defined in any relevant RFCs.
Having the RPC methods is part of the problem but it seems RCP over HTTP also uses one connection to send the requests (RPC_IN_DATA) while the responses come back on the other (RPC_OUT_DATA). The DX follows the HTTP RFC so we expect responses to come back on the same channel - for example, we link the request and response so apprules can use request data to decide how to manipulate the response data.