[mrtg] Monitor Exchange 2003 related counters

Thomas Olsen thomas_olsen44 at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 6 08:26:02 CEST 2007

Steve & Jan
Thanks for your suggestions.
I'll do some reading and see which solution should work for me.
One question though.
Have you seen any issues on your Exchange server after installing pNSclient or nsclient++?
I am a bit reluctant to install any third party software of my Exchange server which may cause performance or stability issues.
And if anybody has an example script on how to nsclient to monitor exchange SMTP mail queue, etc, it would be great.
Appreciate your feedback.
/Thomas> Message: 1> Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 15:47:43 +1200> From: "Steve Shipway" <s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz>> Subject: Re: [mrtg] Monitor Exchange 2003 related counters> To: "Thomas Olsen" <thomas_olsen44 at hotmail.com>, "MRTG List"> <mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch>> Message-ID:> <12A6FDDD13C460408A6E47E5DB1235A2BF9A5E at UXCHANGE3.UoA.auckland.ac.nz>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"> > You can monitor exchage counters in several way.> > > > We do it by installing the pNSclient or nsclient++ agent on the Exchange> box, then querying it using the mrtg-pnsclient.pl script (get from> steveshipway.org or included with routers2). You can also do it via> SNMP if you install the perfMIB extensions (too much trouble for me).> These methods let you graph any perfmon counter at all, not just> exchange.> > > > Steve> > > > Is it possible to monitor and graph any Exchange 2003 related counters> with MRTG?> I am primarily thinking about SMTP Queue Length and maybe the amount of> messages and MegaBytes sent/received on a Routing Group Connector.> > > > -------------- next part --------------> An HTML attachment was scrubbed...> URL: http://lists.oetiker.ch/pipermail/mrtg/attachments/20070523/b6e91779/attachment.htm > > ------------------------------> > Message: 2> Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 09:30:49 +0200> From: "Koelstra, J. (Jan)" <JKoelstra at MINSZW.NL>> Subject: Re: [mrtg] Monitor Exchange 2003 related counters> To: "Thomas Olsen" <thomas_olsen44 at hotmail.com>, "MRTG List"> <mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch>> Message-ID:> <683B3FF6C774E449A307F8EF7079C467EDDA34 at MAILCL1002.MINSZW.NL>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"> > > We do it by using the windows perfmon counters.> We have perfmon scheduled to gather several counters every 5 minutes and store these in a csv file.> >From mrtg we run a perl script to get the counter from the csv file.> > There used to be a few sites that explained in detail how to setup perfmon and offered scripts to get the data from the csv file into MRTG and create a mrtg config file.> > HTH,> > Jan.> 
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