MTA Port Test

This test reports the availability and responsiveness of the GroupWise Message Transfer Agent (MTA).

Target of the test : A GWMTA application

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the GWMTA port specified.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


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


The port at which the server listens.


The port number of the MTA component to be monitored. By default, the value in the Port text box will be displayed here. 

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation


Indicates whether the TCP connection is available or not.


An availability problem can be caused by different factors – e.g., the server process may not be up, a network problem may exist, or there could be a configuration problem with the DNS server.

Response time

Indicates the time taken (in seconds) by the server to respond to a request.


An increase in response time can be caused by several factors such as a server bottleneck, a configuration problem with the DNS server, a network problem, etc.