Exchange Connectors Test

A connector is a software module that allows integration of third party applications (e.g., fax applications, integration with MS MQ, connection to an external POP3 service, etc.) into an Exchange mail server environment. Monitoring the status of each of the connectors registered with the Exchange server is important, so as failure of a connector can impact services being offered to users of the Exchange server. This test monitors the status of the different exchange connectors registered with an Exchange server.

This test is disabled by default. To enable the test, go to the enable / disable tests page using the menu sequence : Agents -> Tests -> Enable/Disable, pick Exchange as the desired Component type, set Performance as the Test type, choose the test from the disabled tests list, and click on the < button to move the test to the ENABLED TESTS list. Finally, click the Update button.

Target of the test : An Exchange server 2000/2003

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every Exchange connector being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


The IP address of the machine where the Exchange Server is installed.


The port number through which the Exchange server communicates.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Exchange connector status

Indicates the current status of this connector.


When the value is 100, it means that the connector is up and if it is 0 then it means that the connector is down.