RSA Authentications Requests Test

This test helps administrators to figure out the rate at which the authentication requests were processed by the target RSA Authentication Manager and in the process reveals the rate at which the authentication requests were successful and the authentication requests that failed. In addition, this test reveals the average time taken to process the authentication requests and responses. This way, administrators are alerted to overload condition and the processing bottlenecks, if any.

Target of the test : A RSA Authentication Manager

Agent deploying the test : An external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the RSA Authentication Manager being monitored.

The figure below depicts the test configuration page of this test. Click on the parameters in the figure below to know what they are and how to configure them.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Average total request

Indicates the rate at which the authentication requests were serviced by the target RSA Authentication Manager.

Requests/Sec

 

Average successful request

Indicates the rate at which the authentication requests were serviced successfully.

Requests/Sec

A high value is desired for this measure.

Average failed request

Indicates the rate at which the authentication requests failed.

Requests/Sec

Ideally, the value of this measure should be zero. A consistently high value for this measure is a cause of concern and requires the administrators to further investigate the real reason.

Average packet processed

Indicates the rate at which the packets were processed by the RSA Authentication Manager.

Packets/Sec

 

Average time to process the req/res

Indicates the average time taken by the RSA Authentication Manager to process authentication requests and responses.

Milliseconds

A low value is desired for this measure. A high value of this measure indicates that the appliance took too long to process the authentication requests and responses.