HTTP

Description

HTTP is an application-based test that enables an agent to verify the availability and response time of a web server, expressed in seconds. The test can also execute an HTTP query with GET parameters included in the URL.
 
HTTP tests can be configured on the Target Setup form.
 
You can also run an ad-hoc HTTP test with Ad-Hoc Testing.
 
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Procedure
 
Input the following information:
  1. Complete URL: The URL of the webpage to be tested.
  2. HTTP Get Interval (required): The number of seconds between two consecutive HTTP queries. By default the interval is set to 30 seconds.
  3. HTTP GET Timeout (required): The number of seconds that the agent will wait for a response by the HTTP server before declaring that datapoint failed. The default value is 5 seconds.
  4. Proxy
    1. HTTP/HTTPS: Select wether the proxy server is used for the HTTP or HTTPS protocols.
    2. Proxy Server Address: Specify the IP address of FQDN of the proxy server used.
    3. Port: Specify the TCP/IP port used by the proxy server.
    4. Enable Authentication: Check if enabled.
      1. Username: Specify the username needed for the proxy authentication.
      2. Password: Specify the password associated to the username inserted.

 

HTTP status codes and HTTP/S test outcome

  • Successful tests will return an HTTP 200 status code
  • Unsuccessful tests will return an HTTP 404, 503, ... status code
  • Redirects won't be followed
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