BT Soap Send Adapter Test

The SOAP send adapter is used to call a web service. The SOAP send adapter reads the message context on the BizTalk Message object to get the proxy name and calls the associated external Web service proxy.

Monitor the load on the SOAP send adapter and be proactively alerted to processing bottlenecks in the adapter with the help of the Soap send adapter test.

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 sent

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


The counter is incremented only for messages that have reached the destination URL.

Messages sent rate

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


The counter applies only to messages that have reached the destination URL.

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