What is a Server HTTP Web Trace?
ServicePilot provides a Appservice HTTP package, called Web Trace, to capture local server HTTP traffic statistics on the server interfaces and ports configured. As a result, the ServicePilot Appservice HTTP package and its agent can be installed, providing on-site reliability engineers immediate APM value without any changes to the application code and HTTP business request analysis.
The HTTP protocol is critical to many applications. Whether using SOAP over HTTP service links, external HTTP calls or internal HTTP web applications, HTTP traffic capture and statistics on local servers becomes handy when you server handles network traffic for multiple applications, going though different stacks and with different architectures or micro-services.
HTTP request Web Trace monitoring
ServicePilot monitors HTTP requests.
ServicePilot uses a ServicePilot Agent to capture HTTP traffic statistics seen on interfaces and ports listed.
HTTP statistics gathered include:
- Counts of HTTP response codes
- Counts of HTTP request types
- Counts of established and timed-out requests
- Average response time
- Counts of request response times
Note that this web probe does not handle encrypted HTTPS traffic.
HTTP trace, or server web remote capture, is no silver bullet. Local bandwidth utilization is higher because network requests are analyzed in real-time, however, when compared to code-level APM agents, the agent capture consumption of CPU load and memory utilization are negligible.
Also note that ServicePilot Windows Agent cannot capture traffic on Windows loopback interfaces.
How to install a appservice-http resource?
- Use your ServicePilot OnPremise installation or a SaaS account.
- Add a new appservice-http resource via the web interface (
/prmresources) or via API (
/prmpackagespage), the default ServicePilot agent or another agent will be provisioned automatically.
Details of the appservice-http package are located in the
/prmpackagespage of the software.
ServicePilot enables you to deliver IT services faster and more securely with automated discovery and advanced monitoring features.
This allows IT teams to quickly identify and diagnose issues that may be impacting application performance, and take corrective action before end-users are affected.