Need for Exchange Monitoring
Businesses today rely on their mail and messaging systems
more than any other piece of infrastructure. Seasoned
Exchange administrators know that it is absolutely important
to monitor Exchange 24X7, not only to prevent downtime
and quickly fix problems after they arise, but also
to know the health of individual components and to identify
potential problems and performance degradations before
they turn into costly downtime.
OpManager's Exchange Monitor Benefits
- Detect Exchange problems quickly
- Pin-point the exact point of failure
- Minimize Exchange downtime
- Know the health of your Exchange Server, inside out
Exchange Monitor's Features
OpManager's Exchange Monitor - Features
Exchange Monitoring - Monitoring of Exchange Services
Exchange Server depends for certain critical services for
proper operation.The first step in ensuring Exchange availability
is to monitor these critical services.
Exchange Monitor monitors the following critical services
- Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) that transports electronic
mail across the network.
- Exchange Information Store (IS) that manages Microsoft
Exchange Information Storage.
- Exchange MTA Stacks that provide Microsoft Exchange X.400
- Exchange Routing Engine that processes Microsoft Exchange
- Exchange System Attendant that provides system related
services for Microsoft Exchange.
When any of these services become unavailable, your Exchange
Server will not be able to perform critical tasks properly.
Exchange Monitoring - Monitoring of Information Store
Exchange's Information Store (IS) serves email requests within
a particular Exchange Server domain. Problems like information
store thread spending a lot of time looking up an account
security identifier (SID) in the Active Directory directory
service or the IS intermittently stopping to respond can occur.
By continuosly monitoring the IS & configuring thresholds,
such situations can be got ridden of.
- Monitoring of Queues & Connections
A growing queue of connections/active connections is a sure
indicator of trouble. A growing queue may mean that the Exchange
server is under attack from spam. The number of connections
can grow too if an Exchange Server malperforms & fails
to close the connections. A potential blockage can appear
due to a large number of queues and/or connections which will
cripple Exchange's performance. Hence monitoring queues &
connections will help identify such bottle-necks early on.
And OpManager's Exchange Monitor does a good job in identifying
this through setting up of thresholds & notifying you
of the imminent failure.
Exchange Monitoring Dashboard
Exchange Monitor offers an intuitive dashboard which gives
you an overall picture of your Exchange health at-a-glance.
MS Best Practices - Setting
Exchange Monitor includes more than 60 critical parameters
that need to be monitored out-of-the-box. Also several monitors
come with pre-configured thresholds set according to best
practices recommended by Microsoft. You can start with these
values and fine-tune it based on actual baseline values in
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