Performance and Scalability Counters and Thresholds


Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

The topics in this section describe the performance and scalability counters you can use to monitor Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 server roles. You can use Performance Monitor to automatically collect performance data from local or remote Exchange 2010 servers. You can define start and stop times for automatic log generation, manage multiple logging sessions from a single console window, and set an alert on a computer that enables a message to be sent or a log to be started when your criteria are met. The Windows Server 2008 operating system defines the performance data collected with regard to objects, counters, and instances. By using the performance tool and performance logs and alerts, you can select performance objects, counters, and instances to collect, and then present data about the performance of system components or installed software. For more information about performance monitoring, see the Performance Monitoring Getting Started Guide.

This section contains the following topics:

Common Counters

Virtualization Counters

Client Access Server Counters

Mailbox Server Counters

Transport Server Counters

Unified Messaging Counters

You can also use the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) to help with managing and maintaining your organization. MOF is a collection of best practices, principles, and models that give you technical guidance about the management of IT projects such as daily Exchange operations. The MOF Technology Library provides guidance and best practices to help IT pros better understand how to use MOF with Microsoft technologies. The first component of the library is a new series of reliability workbooks. These resources provide the knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep technologies running smoothly so IT can deliver the services an organization expects. For more information about MOF, see the MOF Technology Library. From there, you can download workbooks related to many aspects of Microsoft Exchange.

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