Viewing the Measures

To view the measures reported by the CitraClientEmulation test, do the following:

  1. Login to the eG monitor interface as supermonitor with password supermonitor.
  2. From the Components menu, select the Servers option. Once the component list page appears, select the Emulated Client option from the Type list therein, so as to view the current state of all components of type Emulated Client. Then, click the Submit button (see Figure 1).
  3. The Emulated Client component that we had configured previously will then be listed (see Figure 1). Click on the component to view its layer model, tests, and measurements (see Figure 1).

    Figure 1 : Viewing the layer model, tests, and measurements of the Emulated Client

  4. A timer maps to a step in a multi-step service interaction. eG monitors steps using timers. From Figure 1, it is evident that all the steps that were monitored using the SAWebSite script appear as descriptors of the CitraClientEmulation test.
  5. Besides the steps that we had explicitly added to the script, Figure 1 also displays an additional step, namely, SAWebSite_Total. This step tracks the time taken by every activity performed by the script, calculates the sum of the duration of the activities, and provides this sum as the response time of the monitored application. Figure 1 reveals the response time value returned by the SAWebSite_Total step. This is the total time taken to access the Flight Status page, request for Flight Status information, and receive a response from the web server.
  6. To verify the correctness of the reported value, switch to the system hosting the CitraTest Development environment, and open the SAWebSite script in the script window. Then, open the Timer log by following the menu sequence View -> View Timer Log.
  7. The SAWebSite.timer.log file of Figure 2 reveals the start time, end time, and the duration of every activity performed by the SAWebSite script. According to Figure 2, the duration of the timer SAWebSite_Total is 82.7 seconds. Note that the eG monitor interface of Figure 1 reveals the same value. 

    Figure 2 : The timer log file of the SAWebSite script

The table below briefly explains the Availability and Response time measures returned by the CitraClientEmulation test.

Measure Name Description

Availability (%)

This relates to the availability of the page, i.e whether a page has downloaded successfully or not.  In Windows Applications, this relates to whether the step has executed properly or not.  It is expressed in terms of percentage (%) – 100% if the download is a success and 0% if not.  A variation of this is for the availability of all the steps in total -  if even 1 step has failed, the total availability is 0 %.

Response time (Secs)

This relates to the time taken for the page to download or the step to execute.  If the total availability is 0 % then the response time is set as ‘unknown’, else it is expressed in ‘secs’.