We currently use Exchange 2010, and are about to move to Exchange 2013. We have existing an existing Cacti installation in place that we use to monitor all of our infrastructure. I'd like to set up something to monitor individual Exchange 2013 servers, so that I get a notification if something happens- for example a mailbox database going offline (We will have a DAG, so mail will still be sent, but I don't want to have to have a stacked failure because of something that we might otherwise have had weeks to correct). I have not seen anything for Cacti that gets deep enough into this with any degree of accuracy. Does anyone have experience with this? Are the 2013 tools that ship with Exchange able to provide what I am looking for (i.e. services stopping, machines going catatonic, databases dismounting or other health issues), should I try to keep looking for Cacti resources, or should we consider a more established platform like Solarwinds for these types of needs? I'm interested in any recommendations.
Thanks for your replies!