Opsview Knowledge Center

Application - Microsoft Exchange

An overview of the Microsoft Exchange Opspack for Opsview Monitor

Microsoft Exchange can be monitored via WMI and/or the Opsview Agent, depending on your needs.

Current checks for the Agent support Microsoft Exchange 2007. They may also support later releases, but support is not guaranteed with the Opsview supplied checks. Additional checks, for use with the agent, can be quickly written in Powershell should more monitoring functionality be required.

WMI checks work with any version of Exchange configured to support access via WMI.

For more details on WMI configuration take a look at the 'OS ' Windows Server' page.

Installation

WMI -WMI classes are pre-configured with an installation of Exchange. Once you have access to these classes you can monitor them using the built in service checks. The 'OS ' Windows Server' page contains all of the details and links you need to configure Exchange to be ready for monitoring via WMI.

Windows Agent ' To use these checks the Opsview Agent will need to be installed. Details on where to download it from are available here.

The latest version of NSClient++ is not supported with the Exchange checks.

Configuration

In the Opsview Monitor UI:

  1. Create a new host within 'Menu => Settings => Host Settings' for your Microsoft Exchange Server

For WMI:

  • Add the Host Template 'OS ' Windows Server 2008 WMI ' Exchange' to your server (These checks will also work with Windows Server 2012)
  • Configure the host variable 'WINCREDENTIALS' and add in your WMI username and password as the variable values

For the Opsview Agent:

  • Add the Host Template 'Application ' Microsoft Exchange 2007' to your server.
  • Optional: Configure the host variable(s) 'NRPE_CERTIFICATES' and 'NRPE_CIPHERS' if you plan on using certificate based security between Opsview and the monitored host
  1. Submit changes
  2. Perform a configuration reload within 'Menu => Settings => Reload'

Application - Microsoft Exchange

An overview of the Microsoft Exchange Opspack for Opsview Monitor