Packet Engine Test

The PacketEngine test reports statistics relating to the firewall packet engine of the ISA Proxy server 2004.

Target of the test : An ISA Proxy server 2004

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every ISA Proxy server monitored

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test period

This indicates how often should the test be executed.


The host for which the test is to be configured.


Refers to the port used by the ISA Proxy server.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Active connections

Indicates the number of active connections currently transmitting data.


A high value indicates that the current workload of the ISA Proxy Server is very high.

Allowed packets rate

Indicates the number of packets allowed per second.



Data sent rate

Indicates the rate at which data was transmitted by the firewall packet engine driver.



Dropped packets rate

Indicates the rate at which packets were dropped.



New connections rate

Indicates the rate at which connections were created.



Packets inspected rate

Indicates the rate at which the firewall packet engine driver inspects the packets.