The Exchange Performance Event Monitor monitors a set of commonly-used Exchange performance counters and alerts you if the thresholds you specify have been exceeded. This tutorial will teach you a little about the event monitor and how to set it up.
First, select the version of Exchange Server you're working with.
The first two options in the Exchange Performance Event Monitor alert based on the total size of all queues used for internal and external message delivery respectively.
The next two options control alerting on mailbox delivery queue lengths. Choose the queue length that will trigger an alert for active and retry delivery mailboxes.
To receive alerts on the length of the MSExchangeTransport's submission and unreachable queues, check the next two boxes and configure each alert level.
Use the next three options to receive alerts about message rates. You can monitor the messages submitted per second, messages completed delivery per second, and the messages that are queued for delivery per second.
The next option alerts on the number of SMTP connections currently being used to send messages. Choose the number of SMTP connections that will trigger each level of alert.
The two options below this also alert based on SMTP messages. The first one alerts on the number of messages sent per second and the second option alerts on the number of bytes per second being sent by SMTP.
After that, choose the number of active POP3 connections that will trigger each level of alert.
Similarly, the option below this one alerts on the number of IMAP4 connections currently active.
The next option will send you alerts about the number of users currently using Microsoft Outlook Web Access.
The final two options control alerts for your MSExchange database. You can receive alerts based on the page fault stalls per second and the number of version buckets allocated.
This tutorial showed you how to configure the settings of an Exchange Performance Event Monitor. To view more documentation on this event monitor, see its event monitor reference guide.More Tutorials