OSS Search Archival Plugin Test

The Archival and Schema plugins are internal components of the SharePoint Search engine, typically responsible for processing the metadata of indexed documents. By monitoring these components, administrators can efficiently evaluate how well the SharePoint search feature is functioning, identify irregularities early, and fine-tune the SharePoint server to ensure peak performance of the search engine. 

The OSS Search Archival Plugin test focuses on the archival plugin component, and helps assess its processing ability.

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 ProfileImport and Portal_Content instances

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

Queues available

Indicates the current number of upload queues that are available to filtering threads.



Queues committing

Indicates the current number of queues that are committing changes and completing uploads.



Queues waiting

Indicates the current number of queues that are waiting to flush data to the property store.



Queues filtering

Indicates the number of queues used by filter threads.



Bulk insert sessions

Indicates the number of active bulk insert sessions to the database server.



Retried documents

Indicates the number of documents which were marked for retry from the plugin.



Blocked documents

Indicates the number of documents waiting for a queue.