Directory Test

This test monitors one or more directories on a server.

Target of the test : Any host

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every directory being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


The IP address oh the host for which the test is to be configured.


The port on which the specified host listens.


Specify a comma-separated list of directory names to be monitored


This flag indicates if the test must check the target directories recursively or not. If this flag is set to True, then all the sub-directories of each target directory are also checked.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Total files

Indicates the total number of files in a target directory.



Total sub directories

Indicates the total number of sub-directories in a target directory.



Modified files

Indicates the number of files in the target directory that were modified in the last measurement period.



Directory size

Indicates the total size of all the files in the target directory.


If the value of this measure is found to be alarmingly high, then ensure that unnecessary files occupying large amounts of directory space are immediately identified and removed.  This is essential in order to ensure optimum use of the available disk space.