Getting Started with Exchange Monitor

This topic describes the end-to-end process of configuring an Exchange Monitor, assigning it to a device, and getting feedback from the monitor, and shows some examples.

A basic approach to using the Exchange Monitor follows:

  1. Determine which Exchange parameters to monitor.
  2. Determine which Exchange services to monitor.
  3. Decide whether to create a single monitor with multiple parameters and services, several monitors with one parameter or service, or some combination.

To start, it may be simpler to create one monitor for each parameter or service that you want to monitor. For example, a single monitor to check disk space, named ExchangeDisk, is reported in logs with this name. If ExchangeDisk is reported down, you know it's a disk space problem.

  1. Configure an Exchange Monitor with your selected parameters and/or services.
  2. Add the Exchange Monitor to the device that represents your Microsoft Exchange server.
  3. Set up an Action to tell you when the monitor goes Down or comes back Up.

Note: The monitor will be reported Down if any of the parameters or services that you selected to monitor in Step 3 are down.


If you have created other Active Monitors in WhatsUp Gold, you'll find that the Exchange Monitor works in much the same way. This topic will take you through a example of how to set up an Exchange Monitor. We'll create a monitor, and add it to the Exchange server device.

Monitoring system parameters