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HTTP Advanced Sensor for Soap XML requests

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Hi,

We are just about to purchase a 500-sensor license for PRTG and would be very interested to be able to send Soap requests and interogate the response from a web service.

I have found a couple of threads in the KB that mention this isn't yet possible, but many of these are quite old threads, and at one point the functionality was stated as "being on the wishlist". Is it still on the wishlist?

One thing I've noticed is that the XML restrictions on the HTTP Advanced Sensor appear to have been lifted - can I now use this sensor to POST SoapAction requests to my web services and create sensor output based on the response? All of the settings in the sensor configuration page appear to support this, but I have not been able to get it working so far (if it is possible, I can provide more information on what I have attempted so far).

The other option of course is to write a custom Powershell or EXE sensor but I'd like to use out-of-the box functionality wherever possible to maintain low cost and low maintenance.

Any information on this topic would be greatly appreciated

Many thanks,

Tom

http-advanced-sensor postdata prtg soap xml

Created on May 19, 2015 9:40:53 AM by  Tom Wills (111) 1



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According to our documentation, the HTTP Advanced Sensor can have a POST method but with a note: "No XML is allowed".

For full manual page: https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/http_advanced_sensor.htm

At the moment a custom powershell/similar sensor would still be the way to go.

Created on May 20, 2015 1:46:53 PM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]



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Thanks Luciano - we will try with a custom sensor.

Is SOAP messaging of web services on the PRTG wishlist still?

Regards, Tom

Created on May 21, 2015 9:54:00 AM by  Tom Wills (111) 1



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Hello Tom. I've checked and since there aren't many requests for this the development of this feature has been halted for now, we can't confirm that it is still going to be released.

Thanks,

Created on May 21, 2015 2:48:03 PM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]

Last change on May 21, 2015 2:48:44 PM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]



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All,

There has been an update to the HTTP Advanced Sensor (version 15.x.19 or later) and this now supports Soap Requests! I found a reply to another thread I was following.

The link is here. https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/66680

It was very easy for us to get this working and now we now no longer have to maintain custom EXE Powershell scripts to test our Soap applications

Tom

Created on Nov 17, 2015 10:46:34 AM by  Tom Wills (111) 1



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