Today I published on the TechNet Gallery, a custom management pack for providing additional montoring of Exchange Server 2010 with Operations Manager 2007 R2 and 2012. 

The following new features are new in this release of the Extended Exchange Server 2010 Management Pack:

  • Includes performance collection rules to sample performance data from the Client Access role for performance reporting.
  • Includes performance collection rules to sample performance data from the Mailbox role for performance reporting.
  • Includes a new Database Mounted unit monitor that addresses a bug in the currently released Exchange 2010 SP1 management pack.   This monitor runs a script checking that any Mailbox Databases defined on the Mailbox server are successfully mounted, and if not, changes health state and generates an alert.
  • Includes a new Active Database Server is Auto-Activation Blocked unit monitor that addresses a bug in the currently released Exchange 2010 SP2 management pack.  This is an event monitor checking for events stating that a mailbox server is set to ‘Auto-Active Blocked’ but is hosting active Databases.    
  • Includes a new Outlook Connectivity HTTPS Health State unit monitor that addresses a bug in the currently released Exchange 2010 SP2 management pack.  This is a simple HTTPS check against the Autodiscovery service on the local CAS server.  This may be used in case the ‘KHI: HTTP Connectivity Against Local Server - *’ checks fail to accurately report due to possible security configuration requirements in your environment.
  • Includes a new The Exchange store has a high number of MAPI RPC request unit monitor. This unit monitor evaluates how many threads are currently in use on the Mailbox server and changes state if the threshold is exceeded. 
  • Includes additional performance reports.

I already have in mind some scenarios to cover and report on in the next version of this custom management pack.  If you have any issues, or specific scenarios you would like to be considered for inclusion in the next version, please feel free to contact me at matthew.goedtel@microsoft.com.

Also note the reports have been tested against SQL 2008 and 2008 R2, not SQL 2005.

You can download the MP here - http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Extended-Exchange-2010-9e1d263e