Connection Broker Status Test

The 24x7 availability of the Connection Broker is imperative to ensure that end-users have uninterrupted access to desktops/data and critical computing resources. A Connection Broker might be rendered unavailable owing to many reasons – eg., an internal configuration error, a database error, the non-availability of the Connection Broker’s web interface, etc. While the knowledge of the failure of a Connection Broker is valuable to an administrator, knowing what caused the failure can alone help the administrator quickly resolve the issue and restore the Connection Broker to normalcy.

This test instantly informs administrators of the non-availability (if any) of the Connection Broker, reports whether it is owing to the web service being down, and also intimates them of any probable slowdown in the responsiveness of the server.

Target of the test : A Leostream Connection Broker

Agent deploying the test : An external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the Connection Broker being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

Specify the IP address of the Connection Broker for which the test is to be configured.

Port

Refers to the port used by the Connection Broker is listening. 

SSL

By default, this flag is set to No, indicating that by default, the test connects to the Connection Broker via HTTP. If the Connection Broker is SSL-enabled, then set this flag to Yes

Timeout

Specify the duration (in seconds) within which the test should timeout. The default duration is 30 seconds.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Connection broker service availability

Indicates whether/not the Connection Broker service is available.

Percent

The value 100 indicates that the Connection Broker is available. If the value is 0, it indicates that the connection broker is not available. This could be owing to an internal error, or if the database is inaccessible, or a poor network connection.

Web service availability

Indicates whether the web server part of the Connection Broker is available or not.

Percent

The value 100 indicates that the web server is available. If the value is 0, it indicates that the web server is not available. In the event of the non-availability of the Connection Broker, you can use the value of this measure to determine whether the Connection Broker failure occurred because the web server was deliberately/inadvertently stopped or had failed due to some errors. 

Response time

Indicates the time taken by the Connection Broker to respond to requests.

Secs

Ideally, this value should be low.  Sporadic spikes or a steady increase in this value is a cause for concern as it indicates deterioration in the performance of the Connection Broker. This could be owing to improper configuration of the broker or when the broker experiences an overload.