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Mail message queue lengh monitoring RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Which component in the Exch. 2003 & Exch. 2007 mp shoul I configur to recieve alert when in my queue i Have more then the configured number?

    How can I do it?

    Thanks,

    Osher

    Wednesday, August 6, 2008 7:48 AM

Answers

  • Hi Osher,

     

    Pete is correct. The self-tuning threshold rules can help you monitor the queue length. For example, the following question, which I quote the Exchange Server 2003 Management Pack Guide for Operations Manager 2007, should be helpful for this scenario:


    Are My Message Queues Within the Normal Range?

     

    The Exchange Server 2003 Management Pack provides numerous Windows NT Performance-based self-tuning threshold rules to help you monitor the availability and performance of your Exchange environment. In Operations Manager 2007, a self-tuning threshold monitor uses a learning process to determine the normal values for a specified performance counter object and sets the threshold levels based on the learned values.

     

    Exchange queues are monitored by Operations Manager 2007 by using self-tuning thresholds. The SMTP Local Queue, for example, is monitored for a week to establish the baseline, during which time alerts are not raised. After the learning period, if a counter is outside the baseline an alert is raised.
    A baseline can be reset by using overrides to disable and then enable the monitor. For more information about self-tuning thresholds, see "Self-Tuning Threshold Monitors in Operations Manager 2007" in the Operations Manager 2007 Help.


    Self-Tuning Threshold Monitors in System Center Essentials
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb422891.aspx


    How to Create a Self-Tuning Monitor in System Center Essentials
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb437244.aspx


    For more information about the Management Packs, you can download the MP guide from the links below:

     

    Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=1A83E112-8677-4E03-83C3-F1B7EBFC3A4B&displaylang=en

     

    Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Management Pack
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9FF454F4-6D34-4FB9-9E0B-F5B68C6EDC4F&displaylang=en


    Thanks.

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 9:10 AM

All replies

  • There are default queue monitors in both managment packs for all Exchange queues. Last I looked, the queue monitoring in Exch 2003 were self-tuning threshold monitors. In the Authoring space, select Monitors and change the scope of your view to "Exchange Queue" and you'll find them.

     

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 8:05 AM
  • Hi Osher,

     

    Pete is correct. The self-tuning threshold rules can help you monitor the queue length. For example, the following question, which I quote the Exchange Server 2003 Management Pack Guide for Operations Manager 2007, should be helpful for this scenario:


    Are My Message Queues Within the Normal Range?

     

    The Exchange Server 2003 Management Pack provides numerous Windows NT Performance-based self-tuning threshold rules to help you monitor the availability and performance of your Exchange environment. In Operations Manager 2007, a self-tuning threshold monitor uses a learning process to determine the normal values for a specified performance counter object and sets the threshold levels based on the learned values.

     

    Exchange queues are monitored by Operations Manager 2007 by using self-tuning thresholds. The SMTP Local Queue, for example, is monitored for a week to establish the baseline, during which time alerts are not raised. After the learning period, if a counter is outside the baseline an alert is raised.
    A baseline can be reset by using overrides to disable and then enable the monitor. For more information about self-tuning thresholds, see "Self-Tuning Threshold Monitors in Operations Manager 2007" in the Operations Manager 2007 Help.


    Self-Tuning Threshold Monitors in System Center Essentials
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb422891.aspx


    How to Create a Self-Tuning Monitor in System Center Essentials
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb437244.aspx


    For more information about the Management Packs, you can download the MP guide from the links below:

     

    Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=1A83E112-8677-4E03-83C3-F1B7EBFC3A4B&displaylang=en

     

    Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Management Pack
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9FF454F4-6D34-4FB9-9E0B-F5B68C6EDC4F&displaylang=en


    Thanks.

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 9:10 AM
  • Hi,

    I created self tuning monitors, but just the first on is in "normal" color, the others are "grayed out".  what can be the reason?

    Thanks

     

    Sunday, August 17, 2008 12:54 PM