SQL SSRS Network Throughput Test

Use this test to observe the incoming and outgoing network traffic of the Report server. This will help you detect abnormal network activity on and unusual bandwidth usage by the server.

Target of the test : A Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services server

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the report server being monitored

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed


The host for which the test is to be configured.


The port at which the specified Host listens.


The name of a specific SQL Report server instance to be monitored. The default value of this parameter is “default”. However, if the Microsoft SQL Server hosting the SQL Reporting Server database uses named instances, then do the following:

  • Configure the Instance parameter with the name of the SQL Server instance that hosts the SQL Report Server database.
  • Do not change the default value of the Port parameter

Is Passive

If the value chosen is Yes, then the Microsoft SQL server (hosting the SQL report server database) under consideration is a passive server in a SQL cluster. No alerts will be generated if the server is not running. Measures will be reported as “Not applicable’ by the agent if the server is not up.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Data transmitted

Indicates the rate at which data is transmitted by the server.


If these measures report unusually high values, it would indicate an unexpected increase in the activity or high network throughput.

If these measures report unusually low values, it would indicate a drop in network throughput.

Data received

Indicates the rate at which data is received by the server.