Exchange Mailbox Database Test

This test reports the size and mount status of each mailbox database on the Exchange 2007 serer, and also reveals the number of mailboxes in each database.

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 each mailbox database on 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 through which the Mailbox server communicates. 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.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Size of mailbox database

Indicates the size of this mailbox database.



No of mailboxes in database

Indicates the number of mailboxes in this database.



Mount status of mailbox database

Indicates whether this mailbox database has been mounted or not.


The value '1' indicates that the mailbox is currently available - i.e., has been mounted, and '0' indicates that the mailbox is not available or has not been mounted yet.