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Lack of Exchange 2007 performance monitors compared to Exchange 2003? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Guys,

    Software we're running;
    System Center Essentials SP1 v6.0.1885.0 on Windows Server 2008 SP1 64bit
    Exchange Server 2007 SP1 rollup 7 on Windows Server 2008 SP1 64bit

    I've imported the Microsoft Exchange 2007 System Center Operations Manager 2007 MP, Version: 6.0.6461.0, Date Published: 12/8/2008 and read through the included Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack Guide, published November 2008.

    There seems to be alot of performance monitors missing from Exchange 2007 MP compared to Exchange 2003 MP. For example, in the Exchange Server 2003 (Discovery) management pack, Exchange Database Storage target, there are performance monitors such as:

    Collect database size per server
    Collect number of mailboxes per server
    Performance Collection Rule to Collect Mailbox Statistics - Top Mailbox by Size

    But I can't see anything like this for Exchange 2007. Only similar one I could find was Get Mailbox Count. Ideally I'd like to graph trends for things such as database size, store size, mailbox size, etc.

    Am I missing something or can someone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks,
    Robin

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 5:14 AM

Answers

  • Hello Robin,

    The current release of the Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack is not very rich in reports. The next version should be much better.

    The following table describes the available Exchange Server 2007 reports:

    Report name

    Description

    Report is dependent on these rules

    Report ActiveSync Service Availability

    • Service Availability, as based on the time period specified in parameters
    • Dependencies and related rules
    • Configurations details, definitions of parameters used in report execution, and calculations applied

    Execute: Test-ActiveSyncConnectivity (Internal) diagnostic cmdlet. (Report Collection)

    Report Local Mailflow Availability

    • Service Availability, as based on the time period specified in parameters
    • Dependencies and related rules
    • Configurations details, definitions of parameters used in report execution, and calculations applied

    Execute: Test-Mailflow (Local) diagnostic cmdlet (Report Collection)

    Get_Mailbox_Count (Report Collection)

    Report Mailbox Availability

    • Service Availability, as based on the time period specified in parameters
    • Dependencies and related rules
    • Configurations details, definitions of parameters used in report execution, and calculations applied

    Execute: Test-MAPIConnectivity diagnostic cmdlet (Report Collection)

    Get_Mailbox_Count (Report Collection)

    Report Outlook Web Access External Availability

    • Service Availability, as based on the time period specified in parameters
    • Dependencies and related rules
    • Configurations details, definitions of parameters used in report execution, and calculations applied

    Execute Test-OwaConnectivity (External) diagnostic cmdlet (Report Collection)

    Report Outlook Web Access Internal Availability

    • Service Availability, as based on the time period specified in parameters
    • Dependencies and related rules
    • Configurations details, definitions of parameters used in report execution, and calculations applied

    Execute: Test-OwaConnectivity (Internal) diagnostic cmdlet (Report Collection)

    Report Remote Mailflow Availability

    • Service Availability, as based on the time period specified in parameters
    • Dependencies and related rules
    • Configurations details, definitions of parameters used in report execution, and calculations applied

    Execute: Test-Mailflow (Remote) diagnostic cmdlet (Report Collection)

    Get_Mailbox_Count (Report Collection)


    For more information about Exchange 2007 MP, I would suggest the following article:

    Monitoring Exchange 2007 With System Center Operations Manager 2007
    http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/monitoring-operations/monitoring-exchange-2007-system-center-operations-manager-2007-part1.html

    Hope it helps,
    Yog Li - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Yog Li Tuesday, April 14, 2009 7:49 AM
    Thursday, April 9, 2009 7:45 AM

All replies

  • Hello Robin,

    The current release of the Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack is not very rich in reports. The next version should be much better.

    The following table describes the available Exchange Server 2007 reports:

    Report name

    Description

    Report is dependent on these rules

    Report ActiveSync Service Availability

    • Service Availability, as based on the time period specified in parameters
    • Dependencies and related rules
    • Configurations details, definitions of parameters used in report execution, and calculations applied

    Execute: Test-ActiveSyncConnectivity (Internal) diagnostic cmdlet. (Report Collection)

    Report Local Mailflow Availability

    • Service Availability, as based on the time period specified in parameters
    • Dependencies and related rules
    • Configurations details, definitions of parameters used in report execution, and calculations applied

    Execute: Test-Mailflow (Local) diagnostic cmdlet (Report Collection)

    Get_Mailbox_Count (Report Collection)

    Report Mailbox Availability

    • Service Availability, as based on the time period specified in parameters
    • Dependencies and related rules
    • Configurations details, definitions of parameters used in report execution, and calculations applied

    Execute: Test-MAPIConnectivity diagnostic cmdlet (Report Collection)

    Get_Mailbox_Count (Report Collection)

    Report Outlook Web Access External Availability

    • Service Availability, as based on the time period specified in parameters
    • Dependencies and related rules
    • Configurations details, definitions of parameters used in report execution, and calculations applied

    Execute Test-OwaConnectivity (External) diagnostic cmdlet (Report Collection)

    Report Outlook Web Access Internal Availability

    • Service Availability, as based on the time period specified in parameters
    • Dependencies and related rules
    • Configurations details, definitions of parameters used in report execution, and calculations applied

    Execute: Test-OwaConnectivity (Internal) diagnostic cmdlet (Report Collection)

    Report Remote Mailflow Availability

    • Service Availability, as based on the time period specified in parameters
    • Dependencies and related rules
    • Configurations details, definitions of parameters used in report execution, and calculations applied

    Execute: Test-Mailflow (Remote) diagnostic cmdlet (Report Collection)

    Get_Mailbox_Count (Report Collection)


    For more information about Exchange 2007 MP, I would suggest the following article:

    Monitoring Exchange 2007 With System Center Operations Manager 2007
    http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/monitoring-operations/monitoring-exchange-2007-system-center-operations-manager-2007-part1.html

    Hope it helps,
    Yog Li - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Yog Li Tuesday, April 14, 2009 7:49 AM
    Thursday, April 9, 2009 7:45 AM
  • Thanks for the response and the link. Will keep an ear out for the next release.
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 1:26 AM