How to Monitor Microsoft Exchange 2007/2010 Server with Edge Transport server role Using eG Enterprise
eG Enterprise adopts an agent-based approach to monitoring the Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 models and also those models that correspond to each of the Exchange 2007/2010 server with Edge Transport server role. The agent-based approach requires that you install and configure the eG agent on the Exchange 2007/2010 host (if one of the 'integrated' Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010 models is being used) or on the host on which the server role to be monitored exists.
This internal agent, once started, periodically runs a wide variety of tests on the Exchange 2007/2010 server/server with Edge Transport server role to extract useful performance data. Some of these tests , namely – the Exchange Mailbox Status test, the Exchange Storage Group test, and the Exchange Queue Stats test – require Exchange Administrator privileges to execute. Therefore, prior to monitoring an Exchange 2007/2010 server/Edge Transport server role role using eG Enterprise, make sure that you configure the eG agent to run with the privileges of an Exchange Administrator. Once you assigned the privileges, manage the Microsoft Exchange Edge Transport Server using the eG administrative interface. The procedure for achieving this is discussed in Managing the Microsoft Exchange Edge Transport Server.