11.7 Monitoring messaging system health using third-party tools

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It is possible to successfully monitor an Exchange environment using only the tools supplied with Windows and Exchange. However, almost all large Exchange deployments take advantage of third-party monitoring tools. HP OpenView, Microsoft Operations Manager, and products from NetIQ, BindView, and Quest are some of the most commonly used of these thirdparty monitoring tools, but they are certainly not the only ones.

Most of these third-party tools can be used to monitor almost every component of a Windows and Exchange environment, and they usually include modules to monitor Internet Information Server, SQL Server, and many more products.

In addition to monitoring counters on specific servers, most of these third-party products have scripting capabilities to monitor combinations of events. For example, they can monitor connectivity between Exchange servers and trigger an event if response time falls below a specified threshold.

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Monitoring and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Monitoring and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 (HP Technologies)
ISBN: 1555583024
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 128

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