Kong Ingress Health Check object

I have a test cluster that has both Nginx Ingress and Kong Ingress running. The cluster has external load balancers that split traffic to different services, and use Nginx and Kong as configured backends for the traffic. With Nginx I can simply do an http request to the $worker_node/healthz object to verify that nginx is up and listening properly. Looks like the block in the nginx configs have the following:


health checks in cloud providers require the use of port 80

location /healthz {

access_log off;
return 200;

I’m not seeing any similar type of health object with Kong. Is there a way to stuff a similar block into the kong config with db-less kubernetes? Any other suggestions where I don’t have to rely on another service are also welcome.