Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server
2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2010-01-20
A management pack tells Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) what to monitor. It contains rules for monitoring events, performance counters, and running scripts. When an event is logged and its parameters match a rule in MOM, an alert is raised to notify the administrator.
MOM samples the performance counters on a scheduled basis. If the value of the counter is greater than the threshold specified in a MOM rule, an alert is raised. MOM also runs scripts on a scheduled basis. For the Exchange 2007 Management Pack, the scripts will run Exchange diagnostic cmdlets, and then submit the results from the diagnostic cmdlets to MOM as events or performance counters. The events or performance counters will be used for raising alerts when a problem is detected and for reporting the availability of various services.
|We recommend that you to upgrade to Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 to take advantage of the new and improved monitoring features for Exchange 2007. For more information about Operations Manager 2007 R2, see the System Center Operations Manager Web site.|
Tasks That You Can Perform with MOM
Monitoring with MOM enables you to perform the following tasks.
- Locate the information that is required to diagnose and resolve
- Measure service availability and evaluate operational
- Take preventive measures
- Obtain a performance baseline
- Identify conditions or processes that are outside regular
operating conditions. For example, performance counters that exceed
your baseline performance expectations, or configuration that does
not follow established operational recommendations.
- Identify your company's peak workload hours
- Obtain performance metrics
Monitoring should be performed centrally, especially in a large Exchange organization with several Exchange servers, so that reports and data can be stored in a single repository. With centralized monitoring, you can reduce administrative overhead by implementing uniform, company-wide administration procedures. The Exchange 2007 Management Pack for MOM provides a centralized approach to monitoring.
To effectively use the Exchange 2007 Management Pack, become familiar with the following:
- Microsoft Operations Manager
integration The Exchange 2007 Management Pack
extends MOM so that you can monitor Exchange-specific components
and services in addition to resources that are provided by the
operating system. An introduction to MOM will help you better
understand where and how the Exchange 2007 Management Pack
integrates with MOM.
- Exchange 2007 Management Pack
components Not only does the management pack
integrate with MOM, but it also contains specific rules, reports,
and features that help monitor Exchange 2007 servers. Knowing about
the components and their capabilities and purposes is important to
efficiently using the Exchange 2007 Management Pack.
- System monitoring tasks Knowing the
tasks that you can do with the Exchange 2007 Management Pack helps
you identify opportunities to streamline IT operations in an
Exchange 2007 organization. For example, instead of manually
monitoring individual servers, you can automatically monitor all
servers that are running Exchange 2007.
- Monitoring scenarios You can deploy the
Exchange 2007 Management Pack in a centralized or decentralized
environment. Deployment options could vary according to your
requirements and the geography of the organization.
For More Information
For more information about MOM, visit the Microsoft Operations Manager home page.