Excel Web Access Test

Excel Web Access is an Excel Services Web Part in Office SharePoint Server 2007 that renders (in other words, creates the HTML for) live Excel workbooks on a Web page, and allows the user to interact with those workbooks and explore them. Excel Web Access is the visible Excel Services component for the user.

This test measures the responsiveness of the Excel Web Access component to user requests.

Target of the test : A Microsoft SharePoint Server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results each for the Microsoft SharePoint server that is being 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.


The port at which the host server listens.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Average chart image request time

Indicates the average time taken between the request for a chart image and the issuance of the response to the web browser by Excel Web Access.


An unusually high value for this measure is a cause for concern, as it indicates a slowdown in the responsiveness of the Excel Web Access component.

Chart image request

Indicates the Indicates the number of requests for chart images that are served by Excel Web Access per second.



Excel web access average request time

Indicates the excel web access average request time.