ADAM Binding Test

In Active Directory Domain Services, the act of associating a programmatic object with a specific Active Directory Domain Services object is known as binding. When a programmatic object, such as an IADs or DirectoryEntry object, is associated with a specific directory object, the programmatic object is considered to be bound to the directory object.

This test reports the type of binds that exist in an AD environment, and for each bind type, reports how fast the AD server bound the programmatic objects to the directory object.

Note:

This test applies only to Active Directory Servers installed on Windows 2008.

Target of the test : An Active Directory or Domain Controller on Windows 2008

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every Active Directory site that is being monitored

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test period

This indicates how often should the test be executed.

Host

The IP address of the machine where the Active Directory is installed.

Port

The port number through which the Active Directory communicates. The default port number is 389.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Ntlm binds

Indicates the rate at which programmatic and directory  objects were bound to one another using NTLM binds.

Binds/Sec

 

Simple binds

Indicates the rate at which programmatic and directory  objects were bound to one another using Simple binds.

Binds/Sec

In a simple bind, the client either binds anonymously, that is, with an empty bind Distinguished Name, or by providing a Distinguished Name and a password.

External binds

Indicates the rate at which programmatic and directory  objects were bound to one another using External  binds.

Binds/Sec

 

Fast binds

Indicates the rate at which programmatic and directory  objects were bound to one another using Fast binds.

Binds/Sec

Fast bind mode allows a client to use the LDAP bind request to simply validate credentials and authenticate the client without the overhead of establishing the authorization information.

Negotiated binds

Indicates the rate at which programmatic and directory  objects were bound to one another using Negotiated binds.

Binds/Sec