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MOM ExPA MP should be improved?

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Ok, here some criticism about the MOM ExBPA MP.


I’m sure you all agree with me that MOM 2005 rocks!


If you administer Exchange Servers you should definitely use the Exchange Best Practise Analyzer tool (ExBPA). A month ago version 2.1 was released on the web.

With the ExBPA you do not monitor your servers but you do get the following functionality:

  • Identification of Exchange server configuration issues which could result in poor performance, scalability and unplanned downtime
  • Automated analysis and root cause identification
  • Support for third-party software and hardware
  • Self-updating database and help content
  • Links to over 500 articles on the Web
  • Works with Exchange Server 2003, Exchange 2000 Server and Exchange Server 5.5 (in mixed mode topologies)

Therefore every Exchange server should have ExBPA installed (I mean, it’s free and you get lots of valuable info with it), the ExBPA rocks!

Check these sites for the ExPA tool and the ExBPA download, There is some good techy info on this blog from the ExBPA team and off course you want the link to download the MOM ExBPA MP.


If you monitor your Exchange servers with MOM you should also deploy the ExBPA MP. With this MP you can deploy the ExBPA tool on all your Exchange servers. Ok, that’s cool. Off course you get al your ExBPA alerts in MOM so what my criticism?


Well, MOM has a neat Knowledge Base; the ExBPA has also a nice Knowledge Base but those are NOT integrated through the MOM ExBPA MP! Instead of importing all the knowledge from the ExBPA into the MOM MP they only created a rule to forward all ExBPA alerts from the event viewer to MOM. I also want to see all the ExBPA knowledge in MOM if I receive an alert. Now I still have to open the ExBPA and check for the solution. L


Let me know what you think. Are you also in love with by MOM? Do you think the ExBPA tool is solid gold? Do you also use the ExBPA MP? Do you want it improved or am I too demanding?


Greetings, Daniel.

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