Socket counters

These counters provide information about connections started, send and receive actions completed, and connection times. Some counters produce an aggregate value, where the values for several send and receive actions are represented in one value; others produce values for each action.

Aggregate counters use the values for all the connections in a test to produce a single value for a report. This value is calculated from all values that satisfy the counter. When you drag an aggregate counter onto a report, one value is displayed. Folders that contain aggregate counters have a clock superimposed on the folder icon: folder icon with a clock superimposed. The following tables that list aggregate counters have this icon in their title.

Individual counters produce values for each connection that satisfies the counter, rather than a single aggregate value. Folders that contain individual counters have an asterisk superimposed on the folder icon: folder icon with an asterisk superimposed. The following tables that list individual counters have this icon in their title.

Some counters pertain to intervals in the run. You set the Statistics sample interval value in the schedule as a schedule property.

Bytes Received counters

The counters in this section provide information about the number of bytes that were received.

Socket Counters> folder icon with a clock superimposedBytes Received
Counter name Description
Count [for Interval] The number of bytes received for a specific connection during the most recent sample interval
Count [for Run] The number of bytes received for a specific connection for the entire run

Bytes Sent counters

The counters in this section provide information about the number of bytes that were sent.

Socket Counters> folder icon with a clock superimposed Bytes Sent
Counter name Description
Count [for Interval] The number of bytes sent for a specific connection within the most recent sample interval
Count [for Run] The number of bytes sent for a specific connection for the entire run

Connect Attempts counters

The counters in this section provide information about the number of attempts to establish a connection with the server.

Socket Counters> folder icon with a clock superimposed Connect Attempts
Counter name Description
Count [for Interval] The number of attempts to establish a connection within the most recent sample interval
Count [for Run] The number of attempts to establish a connection for the entire run

Connect Times counters

The counters in this section provide information about the connection response time. This is the time, in milliseconds, that elapses from the point that the test client attempts to establish a connection with the server and the moment the connection is established.

Socket Counters> folder icon with a clock superimposed Connect Times
Counter name Description
Average [for Interval] The average connection time for a specific connection during the most recent sample interval
Average [for Run] The average connection time for a specific connection for the entire run
Maximum [for Interval] The maximum connection time for a specific connection during the most recent sample interval
Maximum [for Run] The maximum connection time for a specific connection for the entire run
Minimum [for Interval] The minimum connection time for a specific connection during the most recent sample interval
Minimum [for Run] The minimum connection time for a specific connection for the entire run
Standard Deviation [for Interval] The standard deviation of connection times for a specific connection during the most recent sample interval
Standard Deviation [for Run] The standard deviation of connection times for a specific connection for the entire run
Socket Counters> Connect Times> folder icon with an asterisk superimposed Socket Connection Times
Counter name Description
Average [ms] [for Interval] The average connection time for all connections within the most recent sample interval
Average [ms] [for Run] The average connection time for all connections for the entire run
Maximum [ms] [for Interval] The maximum connection time for all connections within the most recent sample interval
Maximum [ms] [for Run] The maximum connection time for all connections for the entire run
Minimum [ms] [for Interval] The minimum connection time for a all connections within the most recent sample interval
Minimum [ms] [for Run] The minimum connection time for a all connections for the entire run
Standard Deviation [ms] [for Interval] The standard deviation of connection times for all connections during the most recent sample interval
Standard Deviation [ms] [for Run] The standard deviation of connection times for all connections for the entire run

Connects counters

The counters in this section provide information about the number of connections that were established.

Socket Counters> folder icon with a clock superimposed Connects
Counter name Description
Count [for Interval] The number of established connections for a specific connection during the most recent sample interval
Count [for Run] The number of established connections for a specific connection for the entire run

Receive Attempts counters

The counters in this section provide information about the number of attempts to receive data from the connection.

Socket Counters> folder icon with a clock superimposed Receive Attempts
Counter name Description
Count [for Interval] The number of receive attempts for a specific connection during the most recent sample interval
Count [for Run] The number of receive attempts for a specific connection for the entire run

Receives counters

The counters in this section provide information about the number of receive actions that were successfully completed that were received.

Socket Counters> folder icon with a clock superimposed Receives
Counter name Description
Count [for Interval] The number of completed receives for a specific connection during the most recent sample interval
Count [for Run] The number of completed receives for a specific connection for the entire run

Send Attempts counters

The counters in this section provide information about the number of attempts to send data from the connection.

Socket Counters> folder icon with a clock superimposed Send Attempts
Counter name Description
Count [for Interval] The number of send attempts for a specific connection during the most recent sample interval
Count [for Run] The number of send attempts for a specific connection for the entire run

Sends counters

The counters in this section provide information about the number of send actions that were successfully completed.

Socket Counters> folder icon with a clock superimposed Sends
Counter name Description
Count [for Interval] The number of completed sends for a specific connection during the most recent sample interval
Count [for Run] The number of completed sends for a specific connection for the entire run
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