Microsoft IIS web server monitor

The Microsoft IIS monitor shows the measurements and server properties that can be monitored on the Microsoft IIS web server during the test run.

Set up the Microsoft IIS monitor

This task describes how to set up the Microsoft IIS monitor.

  1. Prerequisites

    If your monitor accesses a server outside of your internal network, you may need to set up a web proxy to collect data from it. For details, see Use a proxy server.

  2. Select a resources folder

    Select a resources folder for the monitor profile in the resources tree, or create a new folder as follows:

    1. From the LoadRunner Enterprise navigation toolbar, click and select Monitors (under Assets).

    2. Click New Folder and enter a name for the monitor resources folder.

  3. Create a monitor profile

    1. Click New Monitor Profile, and make sure Monitor Profile is selected.

    2. Enter a name and optional description for the monitor profile, and click Save. An empty monitor profile is added to the selected resources folder.

    3. Select the monitor profile you just added and click Add Monitor.

    1. Select the MS IIS monitor type.

      Click Next and enter the server details:

      UI Elements

      Description

      Server

      The name or IP address of the server whose resources you want to monitor.

      User Name

      The monitored server's user name, if relevant.

      Password

      The monitored server's password, if relevant.

    2. Click Get Counters to display a list of available metrics and counters.

      Select the measurements that you want to monitor, and then click to add the counters to the Selected Counters table.

      The following table describes the measurements and server properties that can be monitored on the Microsoft IIS web server during the test run:

      Object

      Measurement

      Description

      Web Service

      Bytes Sent/sec

      The rate at which the data bytes are sent by the Web service.

      Web Service

      Bytes Received/sec

      The rate at which the data bytes are received by the Web service.

      Web Service

      Get Requests/sec

      The rate at which HTTP requests using the GET method are made. Get requests are generally used for basic file retrievals or image maps, though they can be used with forms.

      Web Service

      Post Requests/sec

      The rate at which HTTP requests using the POST method are made. Post requests are generally used for forms or gateway requests.

      Web Service

      Maximum Connections

      The maximum number of simultaneous connections established with the Web service.

      Web Service

      Current Connections

      The current number of connections established with the Web service.

      Web Service

      Current NonAnonymous Users

      The number of users that currently have a non-anonymous connection using the Web service.

      Web Service

      Not Found Errors/sec

      The rate of errors due to requests that could not be satisfied by the server because the requested document could not be found. These are generally reported to the client as an HTTP 404 error code.

      Process

      Private Bytes

      The current number of bytes that the process has allocated that cannot be shared with other processes.

    3. Click Save. The monitor details are displayed in the Monitors tab for the selected monitor profile.

  4. Associate the monitor with your test

    For details, see Step 4: Associate monitors with your test.

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Notes and limitations

If you encounter a "Failed to retrieve measurements" error when trying to get monitor counters or run a test, see Monitor fails to retrieve measurements.

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