Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-16

It is important to monitor your network performance because its performance can affect the performance of your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 environment. You can monitor your network by using the following tools:

You can also use third-party monitoring tools or Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) to monitor your Exchange system. For more information about MOM 2007, see Monitoring Exchange 2007 with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 SP1.

Network Monitor

Network Monitor, a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 tool, collects, displays, and analyzes resource usage on a server and measure network traffic. Network Monitor exclusively monitors network activity. By capturing and analyzing network data and using this data with performance logs, you can determine your network usage, identify network problems, and forecast your network needs for the future.

Windows Management Instrumentation

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) helps you manage your network and applications as they become larger and more complex. With WMI, you can monitor, track, and control system events that are related to software applications, hardware components, and networks.

Exchange 2007 provides many WMI classes that you can use to monitor and analyze Exchange servers, track messages, and check mail flow status. The Exchange 2007 SDK contains complete information about the Exchange WMI providers, including many sample scripts to help you get started. You can download or view the Exchange 2007 SDK from Microsoft Exchange Server Downloads.

Simple Network Management Protocol

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) lets you capture configuration and status information about your network and send the information to a designated computer for event monitoring. For more information about SNMP, see SNMP in Windows Server 2003 Help.

For More Information

For information about other important daily operations tasks, see Daily Tasks.