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Monitoring Exchange 2007 with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 SP1

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007

Topic Last Modified: 2010-01-20

Making sure that Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 servers are operating reliably is a key objective for daily messaging operations. Therefore, it should be systematically approached based on the principles outlined in the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF). For more information about the MOF, see Microsoft Operations Framework.

A significant aspect of Exchange 2007 daily operations is monitoring the health of the Exchange components to achieve the following functions.

  • Generate alerts when operational failures and performance problems occur.
  • Represent the health state of servers and server roles.
  • Generate reports of operational health over time so that you can estimate future demands based on usage patterns and other performance data.

The Exchange 2007 Management Pack for MOM 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) contains rules to monitor a comprehensive array of server health indicators and create alerts when problems are detected, or when reasonable thresholds are exceeded.

noteNote:
We recommend that you to upgrade to Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 to take advantage of the new and improved monitoring features for Exchange 2007. For more information about Microsoft Operations Manager 2007 R2, see the System Center Operations Manager Web site.

For complete information about MOM 2005 SP1, including installation instructions, see MOM 2005 Product Documentation.

To ensure that you are reading the most up-to-date information and to find additional Exchange Server 2007 documentation, visit the Exchange Server TechCenter.
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