Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server
2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2006-11-27
The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack for MOM 2005 SP1 can generate several reports that will give you critical information about the computer that is running Exchange 2007 and its environment. The report layout is easy to follow. Much of the actual information about the report, such as dependencies and configuration, is contained within the body of the report.
The rest of this topic outlines the overall categories of reports together with the specific reports and a brief description of each.
The Report Format
The main features of the report are as follows.
Information that is used to Generate Report Information
By default, all the reports execute and show the last seven days of data for the relevant set of computers. However, while the report is generating or as soon as it is finished, you can modify the parameters and then click View Report.
The following is an example of the parameters that would be used for the Availability reports. Other reports have slightly different sets of parameters.
Begin Date/End Date
The default is 00:00, eight days before the current date, to 11:59:59, one day before the current date.
This parameter specifies the names of computer groups. The default is the appropriate group for the selected report. For example, the default computer group for the Mailbox Service Availability report is Microsoft Exchange 2007 Mailbox Servers.
This parameter specifies the domain and/or names of the computers in the selected Computer Group.
This parameter specifies your own service level agreement (SLA) value for each service. This determines at what value the availability numbers turn from green to red. For example, if the SLA is set at 99.95 percent, any availability numbers larger than or equal to 99.95 percent will be green. Availability numbers lower than 99.95 percent will appear as red in the report.
The View Report button to the right of the parameters enables you to view the report filtered by the parameters that have been specified.
Description of Document Map
The Document Map, at the left side of the report layout, shows the content areas of the report. You have the option to hide or to show the Document Map. Common content areas are as follows.
- Service Availability This area shows,
in a graphical format, the availability of the service that is
based on input that you provide, such as the period for which the
report was run.
- Summary Chart This area shows, in a pie
chart format, the overall server performance levels of the
- Daily Chart This area is a graphical
presentation of analysis of actions for all included computers over
- Results by Computer This area presents
individual tables of information by computer.
- Dependencies This area contains
information about performance counters, related rules, related
views, and applicable Events. Report groups can have events that
are common to all the reports within the group. For example, the
MSExchange Monitoring Server Info (ID: 300001) is common to all
reports within the Service Availability reports.
- Configuration This area includes a
comprehensive description of the report, the report parameters, and
the calculation method.
- Related Reports This area contains
links to related reports.
Export a Report
Click Select a format to select one of the following file formats:
- HTML with Office Web Components
- Web archive
- Acrobat (PDF) file
- TIFF file
- CSV (comma delimited)
- XML file with report data
After you have selected a format for your report, you can Export it to a location of your choice. It is a good idea to experiment with each file format so that you can find the one that best suits your requirements.