SuONE Directory Service Test

This test emulates a client accessing a SunONE Directory Server to issue a query. Based on the response reported by the server, measurements are made of the availability and responsiveness of the Directory server and also reports a number of usage statistics.

Target of the test : A Sun Java System Directory server

Agent deploying the test : An external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results per server monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed


The host for which the test is to be configured.


Refers to the port at which specified host listens to.


Represents the server's Distinguished name. This value is to be specified when the server requires explicit authentication of requests. By default, this attribute is set to "none", implying that authentication is not required.


Specify the password to be used for authenticating the request. The password is to be specified whenever the DistinguishedName is not "none".

Confirm Password

Confirm the password (if specified) by retyping it here.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation


Whether a successful response is received from the Directory server in response to the emulated user request.


An availability problem can be caused by different factors - e.g., the server process may not be up, a network problem may exist, or there could be a configuration problem with the Directory server.

Response time

Indicates the time taken (in seconds) by the server to respond to a request.


An increase in response time can be caused by several factors such as a server bottleneck, a configuration problem with the Directory server, a network problem, etc.

Tcp connection availability

This measure indicates whether the test managed to establish a TCP connection to the server.


While the value 100 indicates that a TCP connection has been successfully established, 0 indicates that the connection attempt has failed.

Data sent

The rate of data being transmitted by the server to clients during the last measurement period.



Entries sent

The rate of entries being transmitted by the server to clients during the last measurement period



Active threads

The current number of active threads used for handling requests. Additional threads may also be created by internal server tasks, such as replication, or writing to logs.



Current connections

The number of connections currently in service by the directory server



Connections handled

Quantifies the workload in terms of connections handled by the directory server per second.


This value directly represents the user workload.

Ops initiated user

The rate of operations the server has initiated during the last measurement period. Operations include any client requests for server action, such as searches, adds, and modifies in the directory tree. It is likely that multiple operations will be initiated for each connection.



Ops completed rate

The rate of operations the server has completed during the last measurement period.



Outstanding operations

The number of outstanding operations waiting for processing by the Directory server.