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Foglight Experience Monitor 5.8.1 - Installation and Administration Guide

Installing and configuring Multi-appliance clusters Configuring the appliance Specifying monitored web traffic Transforming monitored URLs Managing applications Foglight components and the appliance Using the console program Troubleshooting the appliance Appendix: Third party software Appendix: Dell PowerEdge system appliance

Modifying SOAP application definitions

You can modify a SOAP application definition by clicking its corresponding Edit link, which takes you to the SOAP > SOAP Application > Edit page.

In the SOAP Application section, you can edit the application name, set service level thresholds and choose distribution configurations.

You can also modify the regular expressions that identify the application. Select an expression’s corresponding check box, and click Delete to remove it. You can then replace it by adding regular expressions in the manner outlined in the previous section.

When viewing the list of application components on the SOAP page, you can delete an entry by selecting its corresponding check box and then clicking Delete.

Defining a SOAP transaction

You can create a new SOAP transaction on the SOAP > Edit page.

Click Add a SOAP Operation to begin building a sequence.
You can use an asterisk (*) as a wild card to define a segment of the string that matches any combination of characters.
Click OK to complete the process.

Managing existing SOAP transaction definitions

When viewing the list of defined SOAP transactions on the SOAP page, you can delete definitions by selecting their corresponding check box, and then clicking Delete.

Check All is used to select all entries for deletion, and Clear All is used to clear any entries that were selected for deletion.

Modify a SOAP transaction definition by clicking its corresponding Edit link. Doing so takes you to the SOAP Transactions > Edit page, which allows you to rename the SOAP transaction, add or remove SOAP operations, or reorder the operations by using the and buttons.

Mapping SOAP operations to a web service

The system attempts to correlate SOAP Operations with a corresponding SOAP Web Service when monitoring SOAP traffic. While SOAP v.1.1’s SOAPAction HTTP header tag can provide this information, web services that follow the SOAP v.1.2 standard may not be able to rely on it, since its use is no longer mandatory. As an alternative, the appliance can use a WSDL (Web Services Definition Language) file to establish these relationships.

A WSDL file provides the mapping of a SOAP Operation to a SOAP Web Service in FxM. The SOAP Web Service appears in the name of the SOAP Operation in the Resource List. For example:

where AlphaStockQuoteService is the SOAP Web Service name and getStockQuote is the SOAP Operation name.

If you do not have a WSDL file loaded, this SOAP Operation is displayed as:

Therefore, by loading the WSDL file that contains the description of the AlphaStockQuoteService you instruct the system to replace UNKNOWN_SOAP_SERVICE with AlphaStockQuoteService.

You need to configure Servers and Ports for the WSDL file only if you have two SOAP Web Services using the same SOAP Operation name (in other words, only if the SOAP Operation name appears in more than one WSDL files). For example:

In this case, you need to specify Servers and Ports so that the system knows which WSDL file to use. For example, AlphaStockQuoteService may run on server, while BetaStockQuoteService runs on server You need to specify those server IPs for each WSDL file in order to get the correct SOAP Web Service name to appear for each SOAP Operation.

Click Add a WSDL file on the main SOAP page.
In the WSDL File section, click Browse, and search for the WSDL file on your network file system.
In the Prefix box, specify the prefix the WSDL file uses for its elements (for example, wsdl:message), to assist the appliance when parsing the file.
Click Upload to upload, and begin examining the WSDL file.
When this process has been completed, the Service Name and the Operations list is populated with names obtained from the WSDL file.
In the Servers section, click Add Server to open a list of monitored servers from which SOAP services are delivered. You can select all servers, or select individual servers to build a list.
Click OK to complete the process.
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