Oracle HTTP vHosts Test

To use Oracle HTTP Server as a part of Oracle web tier configuration, you must install Oracle HTTP Server on each of the virtual hosts and configure Oracle HTTP standalone domains on each virtual host. The Oracle HTTP Server instances on the Web tier direct HTTP requests from the hardware load balancer to specific Managed Servers in the application tier. For the HTTP server to run effectively, it is important that virtual host hosting the server instance is functioning properly. That's the reason it is important to monitor the virtual host. So that administrators are aware of any issue which might impact server performance.

This test monitors the virtual host and reports the key performance metrics like time taken for server to respond etc. which provide important insight about the HTTP server instance running on virtual host.

Target of the test : An Oracle HTTP Server 12c

Agent deploying the test : An External Agent or internal Agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every Oracle HTTP Server monitored

Configurable parameters for the test



Test period

How often should the test be executed.


The IP address of the Oracle HTTP Service.


The port number through which the Oracle HTTP Server 12c communicates. The default port is 7777.


By default, the Oracle HTTP Server is SSL-enabled. Accordingly, the SSL flag is set to Yes by default

Admin Port

Admin port details can be found in configuration file. The default port is 9999.

Measurements made by the test



Measurement Unit


Response Time

Indicates the time taken by the web server to respond to requests. Only requests for which successful responses are received are considered while computing the response time.


A very high value for this measure indicates a bottleneck on the web server or one of the applications on the server.


Indicates the number of requests handled per second by the module.


This is key indicator of the performance of the module, a large number of healthy responses indicate high performing module.

Data Transmit rate

Indicates the rate at which the data was transmitted by the server to clients during the last measurement period


If the number is decreasing over a range of measurement, it may indicate an issue with webserver.