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Best practices to monitor Exchange 5.5

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HERE IS THE SCENARIO: A network administrator has inherited an Exchange 5.5 server and wants to set up some best practices for monitoring it. What does the admin need to monitor in terms of CPU utilization, RAM utilization, and Exchange-specific variables? What are some are the most important red flags to look for?

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by mjost In reply to

Finally the event log must be scanned manually or automatically on a daily basis. By default Exchange performs only basic event logging only. These include information events such as backup and restore success or failures, service initialization or shutdown and background maintenance notifications. More importantly it will also log events such as low disk space warnings, MTA database errors and IS or DS database errors. Exchange will generally log any errors or warnings that signify an event that may cause a degradation or disruption in service.
Tools provided with the Exchange resource kit can be used to further enhance its features. To take event log management to the next level a third party management application must be considered.

Microsoft Technet:
Performance Analysis and Optimization of Microsoft Windows NT Server, Parts 1&2
Managing and Monitoring MS Exchange Server

(submitted after cutoff date but this is my 2cents added)

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by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to

Lot of good info here.

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