BT FTP Send Adapter Test

The FTP send adapter enables you to move data from BizTalk Server to an FTP server.

Key features of the FTP send adapter are:

  • Ability to run sends on demand
  • Guaranteed delivery

With the help of this test, you can measure the current load on the FTP send adapter for each host instance of the BizTalk server, and isolate bottlenecks in load processing.

Target of the test : A BizTalk Server 2010

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each host instance on the BizTalk 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 this test is to be configured.

Port

The port at which the host listens to.

Ispassive

If this parameter is set to Yes, then it means that, by default, all BizTalk servers being monitored by the eG system are the passive servers of a BizTalk cluster. No alerts will be generated if the servers are not running. Measures will be reported as "Not applicable" by the agent if the servers are not up.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Bytes sent

Indicates the total number of bytes sent by the FTP send adapter on this host instance.

Bytes

The counter is incremented only for messages that have been written to the destination FTP server.

Bytes sent

Indicates the rate at which bytes were sent by the FTP send adapter on this host instance.

Bytes/Sec

The counter applies only to messages that have been written to the destination FTP server.

Messages sent

Indicates the number of messages sent by the FTP send adapter on this host instance.

Number

The counter is incremented only for messages that have been written to the destination FTP server.

Messages sent

Indicates the rate at which messages were sent by the FTP send adapter on this host instance.

Msgs/Sec

The counter applies only to messages that have been written to destination FTP server.

Ideally, a value of this measure should be high. A low value indicates that the FTP send adapter is experiencing delays while writing files to the destination FTP server. Further investigation may be required to diagnose the root-cause of the slowdown.