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MS Exchange Monitor Pack Basic

Created: 17 Sep 2009 | 12 comments
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Please find the attached Monitor Pack for MS Exchange.  This pack does not contain any Auto Remediation and this can be added after import and adding Tasks to the rules.  The Monitor Pack monitors all MS Exchange Windows Services, all MS Exchange Critical NT Events and various Performance Counters.  Please feel free to increase the content of this Monitor Pack and upload later for other customers to use.

  • Memory\Pages/sec
  • MSExchangeIS\RPC Requests
  • MSExchangeIS\RPC Operations/sec
  • SMTP Server\Local Queue Length
  • SMTP Server\Messages Delivered/sec
  • MSExchangelS Mailbox\Local Delivery Rate
  • MSExchangelS Mailbox\Folder Opens/sec
  • MSExchangelS Mailbox\Message Opens/sec

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EMercado's picture

What version of Exchange does the monitor pack cover?

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Joseph_Carson's picture

Hello EMercado,

It was created using MS Exchange 2003 though it should be compatible with MS Exchange 2007.  I currently have it running in my Demo environment without any known issues.

Please let me know how you find the results of using the Monitor Pack, any feedback is greatly appreciated.  The pack monitor's currently the essentials of MS Exchange but it can be extended to monitor more specific requirements you may have.

Best Regards,

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noodleNT's picture

I get a message that the Monitor pack XML is invalid when I try to import it.

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Joseph_Carson's picture

Hi noodleNT,

Just double checking that you are using Monitor v7 for importing.  I have been able to successfully import it to several different Altiris Servers.  Could you send me a screenshot and possibly the log files.

Best Regards, 

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noodleNT's picture

Ahh... running NS6.5. Are there downloads for v6 of Monitor soluton? We wont be moving over to 7 till the end of the year.

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Joseph_Carson's picture

Hi noodleNT,

Yes there is a version available in 6.5 of the Monitor Packs though it does require a license in version 6.5.  The Monitor Packs for Exchange and SQL in version 6.5 do require separate licenses. 

Let me know if this helps.

Br,

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Zarba's picture

In your monitor pack you have some rules to check exchange windows service.

If exchnage is installed in a cluster envirinmente active-passive how you avoid check on passive node?

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Joseph_Carson's picture

Hi Zarba,

In that case you should then use the Detections Policy Rules to check for the Active Server Only.  Monitor Solution has a rich rule detection feature that you can find in the main policy window.  It allows you to check for Services, Registry settings, Files etc....

We use this in the MS Pack for Windows Cluster.  The same method can be used for MS Exchange.

It means the policy will be downloaded to the Exchange Server but will not apply until the detection rule is true.

Please let me know if this helps.

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Zarba's picture

Yes i know, and usually detectin rule is "Windows cluster service is running".

 

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Joseph_Carson's picture

Hi Zarba please find screenshot on the detections rules possible.  Please let me know if you are looking for something more than detections rules for this.  I would be gratefull to know more about your needs in this area.

Kind Regards,

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Zarba's picture

I need a detection rule to identify the active node of a cluster and be able to monitor a clustered services in the active node

 

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Joseph_Carson's picture

Hi Zarba,

I now see what you are doing, we normally used the Cluster Service to determine the Active Node.  You are looking to monitor that service and use another method on determining the Active Cluster Node detection.  I have been looking into this and have not found many optionsright now but i will continue to look further. 

Checking possible options:

Registry Key

File Exists

WMI

Hopefully i will be able to find something that will assit.  Let me know how your research goes also.

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