How to get started using the Exchange Monitor

This topic describes the overall process of configuring an Exchange Monitor, assigning it to a device, and getting feedback from the monitor.

A basic approach to using the Exchange Monitor:

  1. Determine which Exchange parameters to monitor.
  2. Determine which Exchange services to monitor.
  3. Decide whether to create a single monitor with multiple parameters and services, several monitors with one parameter or service, or some combination.

    To start, it may be simpler to create one monitor for each parameter or service that you want to monitor. Whether you set up one monitor or many has a bearing on how the information is reported in WhatsUp Gold logs and by actions. For example, a single monitor to check disk space, named ExchangeDisk, is reported in logs with this name. If ExchangeDisk is reported down, you know it's a disk space problem.

  4. Configure an Exchange Monitor with your selected parameters and/or services.
  5. Add the Exchange Monitor to the device that represents your Microsoft Exchange server.
  6. Set up an Action to tell you when the monitor goes down or comes back up.

Note: The monitor will be reported down if any of the parameters or services in that monitor are down.