I'm working a POC where a customer is using Exchange Clusters. I read the PowerPoint(attached) but it remains unclear to me what I need to do to make this successful. here is my situation:
His Exchange clusters are clustered together in an N+1 cluster, 4 active, 1 passive. All 5 servers are mailbox servers. I have the exchange_monitor probe along with the 4 pre-req probes installed on each of the 5 servers. I put the cluster probe on all 5 servers as well. It asked me what kind of cluster and then it recognized the name of the Virtual Server and it showed me all of the VS's available. when I opened up the other cluster probes that I *had not* yet configured they were all (magically) recognizing the VS's without the need for me to answer any questions like I did on the first.
Now that I have the cluster probe working, what do I do? There are areas to create new 'profiles' and new 'resources' within the probe. It then starts to ask me what probe I want to select. If I select exchange_monitor it then starts asking me which checkpoints I want to monitor. Surely I'm not supposed to define all checkpoints that the exchange_monitor probe is monitoring on my 5 servers, am I? How do I decide what profiles to create? After doing so, do I then re-do this on all instances of the cluster probe?
My customer tells me that he would like to be notified of events such as when node 5 takes over for lets say node 2 which failed. Or when a service fails on one but another picks it up. Basically I don't know what this probe is capable of mainly because I don't understand the profiles/resources piece.
Any info on this would be great guys.