FxM allows you to monitor applications using Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). TCP is a common transport layer protocol used both for Internet and Intranet applications. With FxM you can gather performance and volume metrics for any TCP-based application. Metrics such as IP packet counts, and TCP connection and response time metrics are available. For more information about metric definitions, see the Foglight Experience Monitor Metric Reference Guide.
HTTP and HTTPS (HTTP over SSL) are reliable application protocols that use TCP to transport messages between client and server. Given their widespread usage, these are configured as default protocols when the appliance's configuration database is initialized. If you would like to monitor other TCP-based protocols (such as FTP and SMTP), you must configure those protocols.
Some people think of SOAP as a protocol and it does support that. Foglight Experience Monitor can monitor SOAP activity that utilizes HTTP or HTTPS as transport protocols.
For more information, please refer to Identifying Protocols.