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HTTP

This template tests the ability of a web server to respond to HTTP requests.

Prerequisites

None.

Credentials

None.

Monitored Components

For details on monitors, see SAM Component Monitor Types.

HTTP Monitor

This component monitor tests a web server's ability to accept incoming sessions and transmit the requested page. The component monitor can optionally search the delivered page for specific text strings and pass or fail the test based on that search.

The HTTP Monitor measures the time it takes the HTTP “get” for the page referenced in the component monitor to load. This response time is measured in milliseconds.

If a web page redirects to another page, the response time measures the entire time from the original request until the last redirected page is loaded.

This monitor supports the following additional macros:

  • ${Node.SysName}
  • ${Node.Caption}
  • ${Node.DNS}
  • ${Node.ID}