Exchange Server monitoring: What you’ll find on this page
- Avoid these three dangerous Exchange scenarios with PRTG
- Discover 5 benefits of running PRTG as your Exchange monitoring tool
- Try out our top 5 preconfigured sensors for Exchange monitoring
- Exchange Server monitoring in 3 easy steps
- Choose your Exchange monitor: Essential or comprehensive monitoring?
- Monitor Exchange Server: FAQ
Avoid these three dangerous Exchange scenarios with PRTG
The consequences of Exchange Server malfunctions are significant. As an administrator, the responsibility for maintaining business continuity and data security rests on your shoulders.
Avoid Exchange delays
When email traffic slows down (even a little), it usually doesn't take more than a few minutes for the complaints to start rolling in.
Paessler PRTG informs you in time, even in case of unusual behavior of your Exchange Server.
Prevent Exchange malfunctions
PRTG helps you prevent Exchange Server crashes. Through comprehensive monitoring of all relevant components such as databases, services, or management shell, you have everything under control.
Stop data loss
Discover 5 benefits of running PRTG as your Exchange monitoring tool
Easily set up & install your monitoring
PRTG comes with a number of preconfigured Microsoft Exchange Server sensors. They are automatically generated after installation during the automatic network discovery process. You can easily add more sensors with just a few clicks for quick and efficient monitoring.
Receive alerts & notifications in real time
With PRTG, you'll be alerted as soon as possible – usually before your email traffic has a chance to build up. All alerting thresholds are customizable, which allows you to respond to incidents in a timely and proactive manner.
Get a complete overview of your network
Get quick access to important mail server data on your dashboard with PRTG Round Trip and Exchange Server sensors. Combined with other network sensors, you'll have a comprehensive network overview that covers every aspect of your IT infrastructure.
Benefit from customizable monitoring
Enhance your monitoring experience with our customizable PowerShell sensors to meet your individual hardware requirements. Take advantage of our Microsoft Windows expertise to further tailor your setup to your needs with the built-in WMI monitoring capabilities of PRTG.
Monitor Exchange Online and Office 365
Whether on-premises or in the cloud, PRTG has got you covered. Office 365 and Exchange Online are often used together with other cloud services and can be disrupted by faulty connections. Quickly determine if email traffic problems lie within your network, user, or cloud provider.
What Exchange Server monitoring looks like in PRTG
Diagnose network problems by continuously monitoring your Exchange Server. Show Exchange mailbox, mail queue, backup, or database information in real time and visualize data in graphic maps & dashboards to identify problems more easily. Gain the visibility you need to troubleshoot Microsoft Exchange issues.
Even if your Exchange Server is unavailable – you will still receive notifications from PRTG
Exchange services are down - what do I do?
How can I receive an alert email if my Exchange Server is down? This is a question many administrators have when they use PRTG for the first time.
The answer: Set up a fallback notification solution
PRTG offers a variety of customizable notification methods. In addition to email notifications, alternatives such as SMS, Teams messages or push notifications are available.
For your most important network components, we recommend that you use at least two different notification methods. This way, you can be sure that you’ll always be notified if there are downtimes to be able to react accordingly.
Try out our top 5 preconfigured sensors for Exchange monitoring
The Exchange Backup (PowerShell) sensor monitors backups of an Exchange Server. It shows the following:
- If a backup is running
- The time since the last copy backup
- The time since the last differential backup
- The time since the last full backup
- The time since the last incremental backup
The Exchange Mail Queue (PowerShell) sensor monitors the number of items in the outgoing mail queue of an Exchange Server. It can show the following:
- The number of poisonous mails
- The number of queued ails
- The number of retrying mails
- The number of unreachable mails
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Exchange Server monitoring in 3 easy steps
How PRTG defines sensors
In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, e.g. the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, the free space of a disk drive. On average you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.
Configure Round Trip sensors in PRTG
Easily monitor your Exchange Server with our built-in Round Trip sensors. These sensors provide a comprehensive overview of the end-to-end email delivery process.
Set up specific Exchange Server monitoring
Detect email problems immediately, even before major problems occur. Comprehensive Exchange monitoring covers the number and size of emails, the database, backups, mail queues, public folders, and more.
Create your custom PRTG dashboard
Use the integrated PRTG map editor to build a dashboard that’s exactly tailored to your needs. Include Exchange Server monitoring data using different visualization widgets to provide a clear and insightful overview.
Share the dashboards internally on screens in your office to be able to quickly identify problems and troubleshoot them
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Choose your Exchange monitor: Essential or comprehensive monitoring?
Exchange Servers are one of the backbones of any network – any disruption in their functionality results in a flood of complaints to technical support. This is why you might find yourself go to great lengths to ensure that your Exchange Server runs smoothly and efficiently. But what is the best way to monitor Exchange Server performance?
Free tools and script
There are a number of free PowerShell scripts on the internet that retrieve data and email it to the administrator who requested it. This request on demand can help with specific Exchange monitoring issues. It does not, however, provide you with continuous and comprehensive monitoring of your Exchange Server environment.
Proprietary software PRTG
If you are looking for a top-notch monitoring solution that offers you real-time monitoring of not only your Exchange Server, but also your entire IT infrastructure, PRTG is the solution to go to. A license of PRTG includes the full range of monitoring features, including comprehensive alerting, reporting, and various visualization options.
Monitor Exchange Server: FAQ
Set up SMS, Microsoft Teams, or push notifications for instant alerts as a fallback notification solution. Use at least two notification methods to ensure timely alerts.
With PRTG, you can monitor all versions of Exchange Server: Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016 as well as Exchange Server 2019. Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 are very rarely used. For these versions, WMI sensors are available.
PRTG offers real-time monitoring with instant alerts for delays and malfunctions, while providing a comprehensive overview of databases, services, mail queues, backups, and more to prevent data loss on your email server.
PRTG offers a quick setup with preconfigured Exchange Server sensors and customizable alerts for immediate troubleshooting. It provides a comprehensive network overview with native Round Trip and Exchange Server sensors and custom monitoring with PowerShell and WMI sensors.
In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, for example the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, or the free space on a disk drive.
On average, you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.
PRTG: The multi-tool for sysadminsAdapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs and rely on a strong API:
- HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects via HTTP requests
- Custom sensors: Create your own PRTG sensors for customized monitoring
- Custom notifications: Create your own notifications and send action triggers to external systems
- REST Custom sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides data in XML or JSON format
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The result of the survey: over 95% of the participants would recommend PRTG – or already have.
Paessler PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier. Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network. Everyone has different monitoring needs. That’s why we let you try PRTG for free.
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Paessler PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier.
Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network.
Everyone has different monitoring needs. That’s why we let you try PRTG for free.
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