Requests

This resource contains monitors specific to the current status of the IIS site requests. The icons of the listed performance counters in the Statistic Name column change colors to reflect the listed counter's current state. Clicking any performance counter in the Statistic Name column takes you to the Performance Counter Details page for that performance counter.

If the value of a listed performance counter crosses the Warning threshold, the chart for the listed counter displays a yellow background. If the value of a listed monitor crosses the Critical threshold, the chart for the listed counter displays a red background. Hovering over any time period within the chart displays detailed information about that time period in the tooltip. Hovering over a counter gives you detailed information about that performance counter.

Counter Expert Knowledge

Total Method Requests

Description:
This displays the number of HTTP requests that have been made since the WWW service started.

Delete Requests

Description:
This displays the number of HTTP requests that have used the DELETE method since the WWW service started.

Get Requests

Description:
This displays the number of HTTP requests that have used the GET method since the WWW service started.

Information:
GET requests are generally used for basic file retrievals or image maps, though they can be used with forms.

Head Requests

Description:
This displays the number of HTTP requests that have used the HEAD method since the WWW service started.

Information:
HEAD requests typically indicate that a client is querying the state of a document they already have to see if it needs to be refreshed.

CGI Requests

Description:
This displays the number of all CGI requests that have been made since the WWW service started.

Information:
CGI requests are custom gateway executable (.exe) files the administrator can install to add forms processing or other dynamic data sources. CGI requests spawn a process on the server which can be a large drain on server resources.

ISAPI Extension Requests

Description:
This displays the number extension of ISAPI requests that have been made since the WWW service started.

Information:
ISAPI Extension Requests are custom gateway DLLs which the administrator can install to add forms processing or other dynamic data sources.

Put Requests

Description:
This displays the number of HTTP requests using the PUT method since the WWW service started.

Post Requests

Description:
This displays the number of HTTP requests that have used the POST method since the WWW service started.

Information:
Post requests are generally used for forms or gateway requests.

Zooming

You can have the chart show a predetermined time period of data by clicking on any one of the three Zoom buttons in the head of the Zoom column. Alternatively, you can have the chart show a specific date range by dragging the mouse over an area of the chart. The time and date displayed at the top of the resource shows the amount of data currently loaded into the chart. This can be changed by clicking Edit from within the resource.

The Value from Last Poll column shows the most recent data available for the listed statistic.