Generating System Reports and Statistics


Topic Last Modified: 2006-04-07

The Exchange Management Pack includes reports to view system performance and data over time and in a summarized format. The reports are especially useful when comparing to a baseline standard in a centralized server environment, and for an overview of the current Exchange organization.

MOM reporting is accomplished by querying the data warehouse for the data that you want, summarizing the data, and then creating an output report of formatted data. The Exchange Management Pack includes predefined reports, and you can create custom reports according to your needs. In MOM 2005, data is transferred daily from the operational database to the data warehouse database. Because reporting is reliant on the data warehouse, you must have the full version of MOM 2005 deployed.

The reports are generated by SQL Reporting Services and can be viewed by selecting Operation in the left pane and clicking Start Reporting Console from the MOM 2005 Administrator Console. Or, from the Start menu, you can open the Reporting Console located in the Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 group. You can run reports for a specified time and select from which servers the data should be used in generating summaries and reports. To additionally customize reporting for your organization, you can specify chart options to display a preferred scale, chart type, and range.