You use IIS monitors to check metrics of your IIS servers.
To monitor an IIS server, you need to prepare it in the same way you prepare Windows servers for testing:
ReadyAPI must run on a Windows machine. Windows, IIS and MSSQL monitors are not available on Linux and macOS machines.
The Remote Registry service must be enabled on the server.
Ports 139 and 445 must be open on the server, the computer with ReadyAPI and any proxy between them.
The user account must have Performance Monitor or Administrator permissions on the server.
For detailed information, see Preparing Servers for Monitoring.
The monitor does not have settings.
Frequently Used Metrics
The IIS monitor provides information about user interaction with the server. ReadyAPI displays the following statistics in charts by default:
Web Service – Current Connections – Total – The current number of connections to the server. This value should be the same as the number of virtual users you simulate.
Web Service Cache – Kernel – URI Cache Hits – The number of hits to the cached URIs. It is generally preferred to have this value as high as possible. However, if your server cannot store the response cache, this value should be low.
Here are some other frequently used metrics:
Web Service – Service Uptime – Measures the period of time during which the server has been running. Most servers need to be regularly rebooted for installation of updates and for maintenance. A server with long uptime may cause performance issues.
Web Service – Locked Errors/sec – Measures the number of requests which failed because the requested resources were already in use. The resources may be in use, or "locked" if the previous request did not free them up before the server tried to handle the next request in the queue.
Web Service Cache – Current File Cache Memory Usage – Measures the amount of memory used by the web service cache. The files are cached to increase the speed of access, but, if there is not enough memory in your server, this may cause performance issues.
ReadyAPI can access the Web Service and Web Service Cache PerfMon objects and their respective counters. You can find a full reference to IIS 6.0 counters on the Microsoft web site. The following statistics are usually available:
Provides information about active web services. One set of statistics per service, and one for total among all servers.
Current Anonymous Users
Current Blocked Asyn I/O Requests
Current Blocked Bandwidth Bytes
Current CAL Count for Authenticated Users
Current CAL Count for SSL Connections
Current CGI Requests
Current ISAPI Extension Requests
Current Non-anonymous Users
ISAPI Extension Requests/sec
Maximum Anonymous Users
Maximum CAL Count for Authenticated Users
Maximum CAL Count for SSL Connections
Maximum CGI Requests
Maximum ISAPI Extension Requests
Maximum Non-anonymous Users
Measured Async I/O Bandwidth Usage
Not Found Errors/sec
Other Request Methods/sec
Total Allowed Async I/O Requests
Total Anonymous Users
Total Blocked Async I/O Requests
Total Blocked Bandwidth Bytes
Total Bytes Received/sec
Total Bytes Sent/sec
Total Bytes Total/sec
Total CGI Requests/sec
Total Connection Attempts/sec
Total Copy Requests/sec
Total Count of Failed CAL Requests For Authenticated Users
Total Count of Failed CAL Requests For SSL Connections
Total Delete Requests
Total Files Received
Total Files Sent
Total Files Transferred
Total GET Requests
Total Head Requests
Total ISAPI Extension Requests
Total Lock Requests
Total Locked Errors/sec
Total Logon Attempts/sec
Total Method Requests
Total Method Requests/sec
Total Mkcol Requests/sec
Total Move Requests
Total Nonanonymous users
Total Not Found Errors/sec
Total Options Requests/sec
Total Other Request Methods/sec
Total POST Requests/sec
Total Propfind Requests/sec
Total Proppatch Requests/sec
Total PUT Requests/sec
Total search Requests/sec
Total Trace Requests
Total Unlock Requests
Web Service Cache
Provides information about stored web services cache
Active Flushed Entries
Current File Cache Memory Usage
Current Files Cached
Current Metadata Cached
Current URLs Cached
File Cache Flushes
File Cache Hits
File Cache Hits %
File Cache Misses
Maximum File Cache Memory Usage
Metadata Cache Flushes
Metadata Cache Hits
Metadata Cache Hits %
Metadata Cache Misses
Total Files Cached
Total Flushed Files
Total Flushed Metadata
Total Flushed URLs
Total Metadata Cached
Total URLs Cached
URL Cache Flushes
URL Cache Hits
URL Cache Hits %
URL Cache Misses
Preparing Servers for Monitoring
Load Testing Templates