Manage Exchange with VitalSigns
End-to-end Microsoft Exchange monitoring combined with real time performance analytics gives IT managers complete visibility into the health of their environment.
The admin force multiplier, known as PowerScripts, works as a secure software container which allows for controlled and auditable execution of PowerShell commands.
Measure availability and performance of your replications and receive alerts right as issues occur, allowing for quick corrective action.
Ensure users do not exceed storage quotas by analyzing each user’s biggest mail folder and their cumulative mailbox access size.
• Real Time Dashboard
• Dedicated Server Health Pages
• End-to-End Monitoring
• User Mailbox Management
• Mail Folder Management
• Database Availability Group Monitoring
Microsoft Exchange Reports
• Largest Single Folder Size
• Largest Single Folder Count
• Response Time
• Item Count
• Item Size
• Mail Statistics
• User Total Mail Access
• Users Approaching Quota
• Maximum Folder Count
• CPU Utilization
• Memory Percentage
Microsoft Exchange Alerts & Notifications
Leverage existing alert definitions or create your own to receive a variety of alerts (i.e. dead mail, not responding, disk space low, etc.) pertaining to the overall status of your Exchange environment.
IT Managers can configure alerting options such as: Advanced Alerting, Persistent Alerts, Alert Limits and SNMP Listeners from the Alert Settings page. Email Alerting, SMS/Text Alerting and Recurring Alert Options can also be configured with the Alert Settings page.
All scripts and commands can be managed from the Alerts Scripts page where IT managers can add new scripts, edit existing scripts as well as delete existing scripts.
The Alerts History page provides a detailed view of all alerts that were created, sent, and cleared. The Notification Sent Date indicates when the alert was sent (if applicable) and the Event Dismissed Date indicates when the alert/issue was resolved.
Why do I need to monitor my Microsoft Exchange environment?
It’s critical to monitor Microsoft Exchange because email is the most vital business application on the internet. Organizations are financially impacted by any downtime, delayed delivery or non-delivery. Aside from the email component of Exchange, monitoring allows IT managers to easily analyze their environment and identify areas to optimize performance and availability.
What are the benefits of end-to-end monitoring?
The main benefits of end-to-end monitoring are complete visibility into what each end user’s current experience look likes enabling targeted troubleshooting and the ability to quickly relate user activity to back-end processing.
How does VitalSigns improve my ability to manage end user mailboxes?
VitalSigns monitors multiple mailbox components and offers multiple reports that provide valuable statistics such as users approaching quota, cumulative mailbox access size, and the largest mail folders within your Exchange environment.
How difficult is the VitalSigns installation process?
It’s not difficult at all. VitalSigns is designed to be agile allowing for a smooth integration into multiple types of infrastructures.
How can any end user securely run PowerShell commands using PowerScripts?
The PowerScripts Library is loaded with approved PowerShell commands allowing users to easily run scripts against servers, users or mailboxes within VitalSigns. Scripts are executed using the stored credentials associated with the server. Only users who have been assigned the PowerScripts role can access this feature, and rights can be terminate at any time. To further increase security, an audit trail is created each time a script is executed to show who ran what and when.
Can VitalSigns view all databases and mailboxes within each Database Availability Group?
Yes. VitalSigns offers a DAG overview page to quickly analyze every DAG in your environment as well as individual DAG health pages to drill in on individual components of each DAG.
Can VitalSigns automatically send notifications?
Yes. IT managers can easily configure alerts using VitalSigns’ existing scripts or they can upload their own custom alert scripts. Each configured alert has custom notification settings with the ability to send alarms and reports to multiple users based on time or location.
What other technologies does VitalSigns monitor?
VitalSigns monitoring and reporting dives deep into both HCL and Microsoft collaboration technologies. On the HCL (formerly IBM) side, VitalSigns monitors Connections, Notes/Domino, WebSphere, Traveler and Sametime. On the Microsoft side, VitalSigns monitors Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive and Skype for Business.
See What a VitalSigns User Has to Say
Before we purchased VitalSigns our organization lacked the ability to perform two crucial functions: to assist with monitoring journal databases which is essential for compliance requirements and to proactively alert on all of our critical IT systems.
One of the main reasons we started using VitalSigns was so that the Administrators could be alerted when our systems were failing before our users would contact the Help Desk. This allows the Administrators to pro-actively update the Help Desk so that when the user calls it is no surprise, and we can give informed updates back to the users. Overseeing a large IT system 24/7 can be a very daunting task, but it is a lot easier these days with VitalSigns acting as a right hand by always watching our systems and alerting me by email or text if anything abnormal happens.
After purchasing VitalSigns we discovered that the tool would also help our organization with monitoring critical databases, which is a necessary component to our email compliance solution. VitalSigns ability to monitor and alert all the way down to the database level is critical to our requirement for journaling databases. VitalSigns ensures that all items are being processed and that we are meeting our compliance requirements.
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