The tasks performed by an Exchange server are classified under various roles, each with a specific function. Exchange Reporter Plus now includes a set of reports that monitor the performance of these roles and display the information in various sophisticated formats. The interface follows a tabular pattern that lists the activity status and results alongside the corresponding defining parameter for the role. The reports are segregated into the following heads.
This cluster of reports provides an overview on the health of key operations of the Exchange server. The monitoring software uses Windows PowerShell commandlets to get data and analyze the health of the components.
This report offers complete information about the CPU usage of servers in your Exchange organization. It includes details about the server name, CPU utilization (in percentage), and the number of processes, threads, and handles. The dashboard view of CPU utilization will also give you a quick and thorough understanding of CPU usage. By monitoring CPU utilization, you can avoid potential problems caused by high CPU usage such as slow logons for your end users.
This report shows the results of monitoring the memory usage by servers in your Exchange organization. It lists the server name, percentage of memory utilized, available memory, and used memory. With this information, you can continuously monitor memory usage and avoid potential problems for your end users.
This segment of reports is developed to monitor the connectivity between the Exchange server and other components or protocols within the Exchange environment. Exchange Reporter Plus covers the following connectivity reports.
View the connection status of all ActiveSync devices, including any errors that may occur when users attempt to contact their mailboxes from mobile devices and details such as performance counter name, scenario description, latency in seconds, and the time the test was carried out.
View the connection status of Outlook Web App's virtual directories on any Client Access server in Exchange 2010 environments. This report shows whether the attempted OWA connection was a success or a failure and includes additional information such as performance counter name, URL, URL type (external or internal), latency, virtual directory name, and authentication method.
View the collated results of running the Powershell commandlet "Test-ImapConnectivity," which checks IMAP4 performance for any specified Client Access server.
View the results (including any errors) of the Powershell commandlet "Test-PopConnectivity," which checks the POP3 connection for a specified Client Access server.
Display the results of the "Test-WebServicesConnectivity" commandlet, which tests the client's connection to Exchange web services virtual directories.
Display the Control Panel connection status for all virtual directories on a Client Access server, including the connection test result and any relevant errors.
With the addition of Server Monitoring Reports, Exchange Reporter Plus has now become a handy tool for admins to track and analyze the performance of server roles, and ensure a healthy Exchange server. The reports are configurable in Exchange 2010 and 2013 environments. They can also be exported to a destination folder, and even emailed in desired formats for compiling records. This feature allows reporting of real-time, as well as historic, data on Exchange activities. Admins also have the option to create and configure monitoring reports manually.