Programatically / automatically detect failed REST services?

Discussion created by stevel on Dec 9, 2010
Latest reply on Dec 12, 2010 by stevel
My map relies on many separate MapServers, each of which contains many layers.

It's laborious and time-consuming to test them all manually to ensure that they're running, and if running that they're not broken (eg, the service may be up, but the layers are blank due to missing data connections, etc).

Are there any tools/techniques which can monitor for failed ArcGIS Server REST services?