OneDrive File Operations Test

OneDrive for Business lets you store and protect your files, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere on all your devices. The files that you stored in OneDrive for Business storage will automatically sync on multiple devices. Therefore, you can access and work on the same document in multiple locations. OneDrive for Business provides relatively easy access to cloud storage space, allowing options to share content with other users. Users with access to the files can download the files at any given point in time and work on it offline.

If any of the file operations fail or take longer than usual, it can cause critical changes to be lost. Consequently, user productivity will be badly affected and user confidence in OneDrive for Business will be shaken. This is why, it is imperative that administrators spot failures/slowness in such operations well before users notice. This is exactly what the OneDrive File Operations test helps administrators achieve!

Periodically, this test emulates a file upload, download, and delete operation, and reports the status and time taken by each operation. In the process, the test proactively alerts administrators to the failure/slowness in a file operation, thereby enabling them to investigate and resolve the bottleneck before users complain.

Target of the test : Microsoft OneDrive For Business

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the monitored Microsoft OneDrive For Business.

Configurable parameters for the test

Parameters Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed

Host

The host for which the test is to be configured. By default, this is portal.office.com

O365 User Name, O365 Password, and Confirm Password

For execution, this test requires the privileges of an O365 user who has been assigned the Service support admin and SharePoint admin roles and is vested with the View-Only Audit Logs permission. Configure the credentials of such a user against O365 User Name and O365 Password text boxes. Confirm the password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box.

While you can use the credentials of any existing O365 user with the afore-said privileges, it is recommended that you create a special user for monitoring purposes using the Office 365 portal and use the credentials of that user here. To know how to create a new user using the Office 365 portal and assign the required privileges to that user, refer to Creating a New User in the Office 365 Portal.

O365 Domain

To have a personalized business email address, team site address, or even an account name, you set up a domain name with Office 365. A domain is a unique name that appears after the @ sign in email addresses, and after www. in web addresses. It typically takes the form of your organization's name and a standard Internet suffix, such as yourbusiness.com or stateuniversity.edu. Office 365 gives you an initial domain name to use. By default, this will be of the format: *.onmicrosoft.com - eg., abc.onmicrosoft.com. To enable this test to pull metrics, you need to configure the test with the name of this initial domain. Therefore, configure the O365 Domain parameter with the name of the initial domain. To know what is your Office 365 initial domain name, do the following:

  1. Log on to the Microsoft Office 365 Online Portal using an administrative account.
  2. Under Management, click on Domains.
  3. The initial domain should be listed with a name ending with .onmicrosoft.com.

Location to Upload File

This test emulates a file upload operation. To enable the test to perform that operation, specify the OneDrive location to which the test should upload the file. Example: https://docshare.onedrive.com

File Download Location

This test emulates a file download operation. To enable the test to perform that operation, specify the location on your local host to which the test should download the file. Example: C:\\dochelp

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

File upload status

Indicates whether/not the test was able to upload the file successfully

 

The values that this measure can report and their corresponding numeric values are listed in the table below:

Measure Value Numeric Value
Success 1
Failure 0

Note:

Typically, this test reports the Measure Values listed in the table above to indicate the status of a file upload operation. In the graph of this measure however, the same is indicated using the numeric equivalents only.

File upload time

Indicates the time taken for the file upload operation to complete.

Seconds

An unusually high value for this measure is indicative of a bottleneck when uploading a file.

File download status

Indicates whether/not the test was able to download the file successfully

 

The values that this measure can report and their corresponding numeric values are listed in the table below:

Measure Value Numeric Value
Success 1
Failure 0

Note:

Typically, this test reports the Measure Values listed in the table above to indicate the status of a file download operation. In the graph of this measure however, the same is indicated using the numeric equivalents only.

File download time

Indicates the time taken for the file download operation to complete.

Seconds

An unusually high value for this measure is indicative of a bottleneck when checking out.

File deletion status

Indicates whether/not the test was able to delete the file successfully

 

The values that this measure can report and their corresponding numeric values are listed in the table below:

Measure Value Numeric Value
Success 1
Failure 0

Note:

Typically, this test reports the Measure Values listed in the table above to indicate the status of a file delete operation. In the graph of this measure however, the same is indicated using the numeric equivalents only.

File deletion time

Indicates the time taken for the file delete operation to complete.

Seconds

An unusually high value for this measure is indicative of a bottleneck when deleting a file.