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Monitoring Exchange Server 2007 with System Center Operations Manager by Michael B. Smith

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Chapter 2. Monitoring Exchange Server 2007

In Chapter 1, you learned about the various mechanisms for accessing information on a Windows server. In this chapter, you will learn how to access that information for Exchange Server 2007.

Each and every server has certain key metrics that you will be interested in:

  • Memory usage and historical utilization

  • Processor usage and historical utilization

  • Disk usage and historical utilization

Specifically for Exchange servers, you are also concerned with such metrics as these:

  • Active Directory performance

  • Network performance

  • MAPI performance

We will discuss all of these topics and how they apply to the performance of an Exchange server.

Types of Monitoring

Monitoring falls into two broad categories:

Real-time or instantaneous ...

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