BT Soap Receive Adapter Test

The SOAP adapter enables you to publish orchestrations as Web services and consume external Web services. The SOAP adapter consists of two adapters — a send adapter and receive adapter.

The SOAP receive adapter is used to receive Web service requests. The SOAP receive adapter creates a BizTalk Message object, and promotes the associated properties to the message context.

This test enables you to determine the web service request load on the SOAP receive adapter at any given point in time, and helps you assess the processing capability of the adapter.

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.


The host for which this test is to be configured.


The port at which the host listens to.


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

Messages received

Indicates the total number of messages that are received by the SOAP receive adapter on this host instance.


The counter is incremented after a request message is completely read by the adapter from the SOAP client.

Messages received rate

Indicates the rate at which the messages are received by the SOAP receive adapter on this host instance.


The counter applies only to request messages that have been completely read by the adapter from the SOAP client.

Ideally, the value of this measure should be high. A consistent decrease in this value indicates that the SOAP receive adapter is experiencing delays while reading messages from the SOAP client. Further investigation may be required to diagnose the root-cause of the slowdown.