MsXMailService Test

This test reports general statistics pertaining to the MS Exchange Server 5.5.

Target of the test : A Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every Exchange Server 5.5 being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test Period

This indicates how often should the test be executed.

Host

The IP address of the machine where the Exchange Server 5.5 is installed.

Port

The port number through which the Exchange Server 5.5 communicates. The default port number is 25.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Inbound queue size

The number of messages received from the Internet destined for this MS Exchange Server

Number

This metric checks the inbound side of the MS Exchange server. A consistently high queue size could indicate that the server is not able to cope with the incoming traffic.

Outbound queue size

The number of messages from this MS Exchange Server, that are queued to be delivered to the Internet

Number

Typically, the outbound queue length should be short.

MTS in queue

The number of messages awaiting final delivery in this MS Exchange Server

Number

 

MTS out queue

The number of messages waiting to be converted to Internet Mail format

Number

 

Incoming connections

The number of current SMTP connections to the Internet Mail Service (IMS) established by other SMTP hosts.

Number

 

Outgoing connections

The number of current SMTP connections the Internet Mail Service has established to other SMTP hosts

Number

 

Failed connections

The current number of SMTP connection attempts made by the InternetMail Service to other hosts, that have failed

Number

A lot of failures can occur if the Exchange server is not able to connect to remote server(s) over the Internet

Rejected connections

The current number of SMTP connections from other hosts that the Internet Mail Service has rejected

Number

There may be many reasons why an Exchange server can reject connections from other hosts. eg., based on access control specifications, if the remote host's DNS name cannot be resolved.

Incoming messages

The current number of Internet messages delivered into MS Exchange Server

Number

 

Outgoing messages

The current number of outbound messages delivered to their destinations