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SOAP Monitor

Definitions

  • SOAP: (Simple Object Access Protocol) is a protocol used for exchanging information in the implementation of web services in computer networks. It relies on XML for its message format, and usually relies on other application layer protocols, most notably Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
  • WSDL: (Web Services Description Language). The Web Services Description Language is an XML-based interface description language that is used for describing the functionality offered by a web service.
  • XML: Extensible Markup Language is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.

About the SOAP Monitor

You can test the SOAP monitor in Edit mode. If the test poll throws a web exception (indicating that there was a problem on the target) the response content is extracted and you are able to view the message to help identify the issue.

Currently, the SOAP monitor within SAM can return a status of either Up or Down, or return a status of Warning or Critical based on response time thresholds. This monitor also has the ability to search for the presence of a string.