Apache Status Test

The Apache Status test reveals critical performance statistics pertaining to an Apache web server. This test, upon execution, accesses a specific URL on the Apache server, which contains the required metrics.

Target of the test : An Apache web server

Agent deploying this test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the Apache web server being monitored

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test period

This indicates how often should the test be executed.

Host

The host for which the test is to be configured.

Port

The port to which the specified host listens

URL

In the this text box, the URL to be accessed by this test for extracting the Apache web server's performance statistics, will be displayed by default. The URL is: http://{Apache web server host}:{Apache web server port}/server-status.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Access rate

Indicates the rate at which the users access the web server.

Accesses/Sec

 

Data traffic

Indicates the rate at which the web server transmits data.

KB/Sec

 

CPU load

Indicates the percentage of CPU used by the web server.

Percent

If the value of this measure increases with time, it could be a cause for concern.

Current requests

Indicates the number of requests that are currently being processed by the web server.

Number

 

Idle workers

Indicates number of idle worker threads on the web server, currently.

Number

A very high value of this measure could indicate a processing bottleneck.