PowerShell ยป Test-ReplicationHealth

Test-Monitor Replication Health Using PowerShell

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The Test-ReplicationHealth cmdlet is used to monitor the mailbox replication process. In environments with database availability groups (DAGs), you can use this cmdlet to track failures in the replication process and mend them at the earliest.

How to use the Test-ReplicationHealth cmdlet:

Format:

Test-ReplicationHealth [[-Identity] <ServerIdParameter>] [-ActiveDirectoryTimeout <Int32>] [-Confirm] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-MonitoringContext <Boolean>] [-OutputObjects] [-TransientEventSuppressionWindow <UInt32>] [-WhatIf] [-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup <DatabaseAvailabilityGroupIdParameter>] [<CommonParameters>]

Eg. Test-ReplicationHealth -Identity ExchSer1

This cmdlet can be used to monitor and verify the status of replication of a specific mailbox server (here in this case ExchSer1) in the configured DAG.

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Steps to monitor replication health using Exchange Reporter Plus:

  1. Go to the Monitoring tab on the top pane.
  2. Navigate to DAG Monitoring on left side.
  3. From the drop-down choose Replication Health report.
  4. Enter the period  for report generation.
  5. Select  the type of view in which you want the report to be presented. (Summary, default or custom view).

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