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Web service monitoring

For custom web services that need to be monitored, SAM offers the ability to utilize the following technologies:

  • JSON: JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is an open standard format that uses human-readable text to transmit data objects consisting of attribute–value pairs. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML.
    Note: Inserted JSON content cannot exceed 1MB in size.

  • SOAP: Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) 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. The SOAP monitor is useful if you have custom web services that need to be monitored.

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.

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