Exchange Mail Flow Test

This test checks whether mail can be successfully sent from and delivered to the system mailbox on a computer that has the Mailbox server role installed. This test is also used to verify whether the e-mail is sent between Mailbox servers within a defined latency threshold.

Target of the test : A server configured with the Mailbox server role

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the server monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


Indicates the IP address of the Mailbox server.


The port number of the Mailbox server. By default, this is 6001.


The Exchange Management Shell is a command-line management interface, built on Windows PowerShell which enables you to administer every part of Microsoft Exchange. This test uses the Exchange management shell to run scripts and collect the desired performance metrics from the Exchange server. By default, the test auto-discovers the location of the Exchange management shell and thus, automatically loads the Exchange management shell snap-in (exshell.psc1) for script execution. This is why, the XchgeXtensionShellPath is set to none by default.

Target Email Address

This test sends mails to a configured mail ID to check whether the mails are successfully delivered to that ID. Specify the target email address here.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Mail flow latency time

Indicates the time taken to deliver a message.


A very high value for this measure could indicate delivery bottlenecks.

Mail flow result

Indicates whether the mail was successfully delivered or not.


The value 100 for this measure indicates that the mail flow is successful, and the value 0 for this measure indicates failure.