Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 is designed to watch Windows Performance Monitor counters, interpret the results, and display them in an easy-to-understand manner.
It is possible to use Performance Monitor on its own, without implementing Microsoft Operations Manager, but there is a fairly steep learning curve involved. There are thousands of counters in Performance Monitor, all with different threshold values and levels of importance.
Even with a good understanding of Performance Monitor and its various counters, the act of physically monitoring a server can be an issue. Few administrators have the time to manually monitor dozens of counters on a daily basis.
Microsoft Operations Manager makes it easier to manage Performance Monitor counters. In this tutorial, Exchange MVP Brien Posey provides step-by-step instructions on how to set up Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 to monitor an Exchange Server 2003 environment.
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STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE: HOW TO SET UP MOM FOR EXCHANGE SERVER
Step 1: Create mailboxes and accounts for Microsoft Operations Manager
Step 2: Install SQL Server and Exchange System Manager for MOM
Step 3: Install Microsoft Operations Manager
Step 4: Configure MOM to monitor Exchange Server
|ABOUT THE AUTHOR:|
| Brien M. Posey, MCSE
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Exchange Server, and has previously received Microsoft's MVP award for Windows Server and Internet Information Server (IIS). Brien has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once responsible for the Department of Information Management at Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, Brien has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies. You can visit Brien's personal Web site at http://www.brienposey.com.