Is there any way we can monitor individual Information Stores with our Exchange probe?
What do you want to monitor on the information stores? At CDW, we monitored availability of mailbox stores by using the exchange_response probe. We setup a test account in each mailbox store. The exchange_response probe was configured to login to each account and send email to itself. The theory was that if a mailbox store was offline, the account would not be able to receive its message because the mailbox would be inaccessible.
Keith do you think we can view concurrent logins. If it does not report, then store down?
Do you mean concurrent logins to each message store? Are you looking at Perfmon counters or something like that?
Or are you talking about logins from the exchange_response probe to all of the message stores?
I believe that the customer is looking to monitor concurrent logins to each message store.
I suspect the only way to get that information would be Perfmon if it exists as a counter. I have no idea whether it does or not, however. If it does, the ntperf probe could obviously collect it. It is also possible the exchange_monitor probe might support it, but once again that would probably only be the case if it is a Perfmon counter.
If such a counter is not available in Perfmon, it would not surprise me if it turned out there is a way to get the information using PowerShell. I know PowerShell has a lot of capabilities when it comes to Exchange. Unfortunately, I do not think the exchange_monitor probe can leverage PowerShell yet, so the information would probably have to be retrieved with a user-generated script. Or maybe logmon could run a command to fire off an existing script to get information like this. Of course, this is all very speculative without knowing for sure if the information is available in PowerShell or whether there is a provided script that could retrieve it.
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