Lessons from the Datacenter: Managed Availability

Monitoring is a key component for any successful deployment of Exchange. In previous releases, we invested heavily in developing a correlation engine and worked closely with the System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) product group to provide a comprehensive alerting solution for Exchange environments.

Traditionally, monitoring involved collecting data and if necessary performing an action based on the collected data. For example, in the context of SCOM, different mechanisms were used to collect data via the Exchange Management Pack:

Type of Monitoring

Exchange 2010

Service not running

Health manifest rule

Performance counter

Health manifest counter rule

Exchange events

Health manifest event rule

Non-Exchange events

Health manifest event rule

Scripts, cmdlets

Health manifest script rule

Test cmdlets

Test cmdlets

Read the complete blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/21/lessons-from-the-datacenter-managed-availability.aspx

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