RE: What to monitor on an Exchange 5.5 server

  • From: Naboth Semwayo <naboths@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 15:09:23 +0200

Interesting question. I think for MX specific variables you might wanna add
things like:

outgoing queue lengths
inbound queue lenghts
(You can use your perfomance monitor to see what other counters may be of
use to you)

You might also want to set up server monitors within your MX that monitor
specific services on your MX servers. I find this very helpful in alerting
me of problems.

-----Original Message-----
From: Susan Tackett [mailto:susan_tackett01@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 2:49 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] What to monitor on an Exchange 5.5 server

I have an Exchange 5.5 server running on an NT4 SP6a OS and want to set up 
some best practices for monitoring it.

I have been looking at packet monitoring and dramatic increase in container 
size, but I need to setup guidelines/procedures for what should be monitored

in terms of CPU utilization, RAM utilization, and Exchange-specific 
variables? What are some are the most important red flags to look for?

I have done several searches on, but have been unable to find 
the reference material that I need.

Thank you for your help-


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