Exchange 2003 Management Pack Storage Add-On

Written by Ingmar Verheij on April 27th, 2011. Posted in Operations Manager

During an implementation of System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) a customer asked me how he can retrieve information about Exchange mailbox stores for trend analysis. Unfortunately the managemeng pack supplied by Microsoft does not collect the size of Mailbox Stores in the datawarehouse.

So I’ve created an add-on for the Microsoft Exchange 2003 Management Pack which adds a rule for collecting the size of Mailbox Stores.

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The rule collects the size of the Mailbox Stores on all Microsof Exchange 2003 servers and writes it to the datawarehouse.

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Besides collecting data for trending analysis two monitores are created. The availability of Mailbox Stores and Storage Groups are checked, when a store is not mounted an alert is generated.

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No configuration is required for the Management Pack. The only prerequisite is the Microsoft Exchange 2003 Management Pack (link).

The Exchange 2003 Add-On (Storage) management pack can be downloaded for free (after registration) on the Denamik website (link).

 

Ingmar Verheij

Ingmar Verheij

At the time Ingmar wrote this article he worked for PepperByte as a Senior Consultant (up to May 2014). His work consisted of designing, migrating and troubleshooting Microsoft and Citrix infrastructures. He was working with technologies like Microsoft RDS, user environment management and (performance) monitoring. Ingmar is User Group leader of the Dutch Citrix User Group (DuCUG). RES Software named Ingmar RES Software Valued Professional in 2014.

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