|Chapter 10 - Monitoring Exchange|
|Monitoring and Managing Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server|
|by Mike Daugherty|
|Digital Press 2001|
Exchange is layered upon the corporate network. Responsibility for monitoring the underlying network generally falls to a network operations group rather than to the Exchange administrators. Rather than duplicate the work of the network operations group, the Exchange administrators should rely upon existing network monitoring facilities. However, the Exchange administrators should ensure that the network operations group would notify them if a network problem occurs that will affect the Exchange messaging environment. An Urgent alert should be generated if the network problem will also cause the messaging backbone to also be down.