I want to be great at Exchange! Well, if not "great" at least pretty dam good.
I love my system administrators and they do a great job but Exchange 2007 Gods they are not. We have two primary domains with about 6,000 email accounts and I have been hounding them (and our vendors) for the list of 6-10 "key performance indicators" that we should be monitoring to assets the heath and status of our Exchange environment. We are currently using SCOM to monitor the systems as well as reviewing the even logs but I as sure there is a better way to do it. I understand that Quest has great tools - if I am will to give up my first born to own them. For this reasons I am tossing out two questions to the community for assistance:
1) What are the 6-10 "key performance indicators" that we should be monitoring for Exchange 2007?
2) What tools can we use to monitor the KPIs (see #1) as well as provide a good dashboard for the health of Exchange 2007.