In Chapter 1, you learned about the various mechanisms for accessing information on a Windows server. In this chapter, you will learn how to access that information for Exchange Server 2007.
Each and every server has certain key metrics that you will be interested in:
Memory usage and historical utilization
Processor usage and historical utilization
Disk usage and historical utilization
Specifically for Exchange servers, you are also concerned with such metrics as these:
Active Directory performance
We will discuss all of these topics and how they apply to the performance of an Exchange server.
Monitoring falls into two broad categories: