How does eG Enterprise Monitor the Postfix mail server?

eG Enterprise employs both agentless and agent based approach to monitor the target Postfix mail server.

To collect the metrics of interest from the Postfix mail server, it is essential to provide the credentials of a user who is authorized to access the Postfix mail server i.e., the eG installed user should be able to communicate with the Postfix mail server through SSH and collect the required metrics.

Since the Operating System, Network, TCP and Application Processes layers are already discussed in the Monitoring Unix and Windows servers document, let us now focus on the Postfix Queues layer alone in the forthcoming section.