Configuring SOAP software services

For each user-defined software service based on SOAP over HTTP or SOAP over HTTPS, you can define a number of additional configuration options.

Skill level: advanced user

This screen offers functionality suitable for expert users.

  • If you are new to software services, start with Software services for beginners before you come here.
  • If you want to monitor a well-known software service, start with Autodiscovered Software Services to see if your work has already been done for you.
  • If you find you still need to define your own software service, try to use the wizard or a template to walk you through the process. You can always use the manual screens to tweak a software service after you create it with the wizard. See Software Services for details.
  • See SOAP and XML monitoring for details specifically on SOAP and XML configuration.

To modify the configuration for an individual software service rule:

  1. Modify the configuration settings.
    • Convert the XML content URL-encoding
      This check box defines whether the XML URL-encoding content is enabled. When Inherit from global setting is selected, the global XML setting is used. To edit the global setting, open the NAM Probe configuration and go to Global ► Middleware Monitoring ► XML ► General.
    • URL parameter name that contains URL encoded XML document
      Provide the parameter name that contains a URL encoded XML document. If your leave the field empty, the NAM Probe will not analyze XML documents sent in URL parameters.
    • Operation load time threshold
      An operation that takes more than this many seconds is considered slow. When Inherit from global setting is selected, the global setting is used. To edit the global setting, open the NAM Probe configuration, go to Global ► General, and set the Slow page load or slow operation time threshold.
    • Generate sequenced transactions and ADS data
      Select this option to provide data to the report server that consists of low-level protocol information, such as raw HTTP traffic data, which enables you to view the full HTTP request-response dialog. To edit the global setting, open the NAM Probe configuration and go to Global ► Middleware Monitoring ► XML ► General.
  2. Click OK to save the configuration.
  3. Publish the draft configuration on the monitoring device.