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.
Input the following information:
- Source (Ad-hoc only, required): The Agent that will conduct the test.
- URL/Complete URL: The full URL of the web page to be tested.
- HTTP Get Interval (required): The number of seconds between two consecutive HTTP queries. By default the interval is set to 30 seconds.
- HTTP GET Timeout (required): The number of seconds that the Agent will wait for a response from the HTTP server before declaring that data point failed. The default value is 5 seconds.
- Proxy Server
- HTTP/HTTPS: Select the protocol to be used by the proxy server.
- Proxy Server Address: Specify the IP address or FQDN of the proxy server.
- Port: Specify the TCP/IP port used by the proxy server.
- Enable Authentication: Check if enabled.
- Username: Specify the username needed for the proxy server authentication.
- Password: Specify the password associated with the above username.
HTTP status codes and HTTP/S test outcome
- Successful tests will return an HTTP 200 status code.
- Unsuccessful tests will return an error HTTP status code such as 404 or 503.
- Redirects won't be followed.