Web Transactions Test

The Web Transactions test tracks the state of the individual transactions of a web site.


This test will not report metrics for web sites operating on IIS web server v8.x.

Target of the test : A web site supported by a web server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent;

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each transaction supported by a web site

Configurable parameters for the test
  1. TEST PERIOD - How often should the test be executed .
  2. Host - The host for which the test is to be configured.
  3. Port - The port to which the specified host listens.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation


Rate of requests for a specific transaction.


An increase or decrease in request rate for a specific transaction can represent a change in the user workload.


Percentage of error-filled responses from the web site for a specific transaction.


Percentage of responses for the transaction that report a 400 or 500 status code.

Data transmitted:

Rate at which the data is transmitted by the web site in response to user requests for a specific transaction.


A large increase in the data transmission rate can be indicative of an increase in the popularity of a specific transaction. Alternatively, a sudden increase in data rate may also indicate a change in the characteristics of a transaction.

Avg response time:

The average time taken by the web site to respond to requests for a specific transaction, measured in seconds. Only requests for which successful responses are received are considered while computing the average response time.


An increase in response time is a major cause for user dissatisfaction with e-business sites. By correlating an increase in response time with the other metrics collected by the agent per transaction, an operator can diagnose the reason(s) for the deterioration in performance.