SharePoint Foundation Search Schema Test

The Search feature of the Microsoft SharePoint server not only makes it possible to search through content, documents, and people within the SharePoint sites, but also through external sources such as Windows file shares, public Microsoft Exchange server folders, and standard web sites.

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

This test monitors the performance of the SharePoint Foundation Search Schema and Alias Mapping Plugin, and enables an informed assessment of its processing ability.

Target of the test : A Microsoft SharePoint Server

Agent deploying the test : An internal/remote 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.

Host

The host for which the test is to be configured.

Port

The port at which the host server listens.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Documents processed by schema plugin

Indicates the number of documents that are processed by this schema plugin during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Properties processed by schema plugin

Indicates the number of properties that are processed by this schema plugin during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Aliases loaded

Indicates the number of aliases that have been currently loaded to this schema plugin.

Number

 

Aliases have been mapped

Indicates the total number of aliases that have been currently mapped to this schema plugin during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Aliases ignored as they are duplicates

Indicates the number of aliases that the schema currently ignored as they are duplicates during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Aliases refreshed from the database

Indicates the number of aliases that have been refreshed from the database during the last measurement period.

Number