The SharePoint Services layer

Using the tests mapped to this layer, administrators can periodically audit the service levels achieved by the components engaged in the searching and indexing of content managed by SharePoint. These components include:

  • The Office Server Search Archival Plugin
  • The Office Server Search Schema Plugin
  • The Office Server Search Indexer Catalogs
  • The Office Server Search Gatherer

Similarly, the layer also sheds light on the core components of the SharePoint Excel Services – namely, the Excel Calculation Service, the Excel Web Access, and the Excel Web Service.

In addition, the layer monitors the health of the object caches and the document converters on SharePoint 2007.


Figure 1 : The tests mapped to the SharePoint Services layer