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Monitoring Microsoft Exchange 2010 with NAGIOS

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If you want to monitor your Microsoft Exchange 2010 environment you have to choose a client which communicates with the NAGIOS Server. A popular client application is NSCLIENT++. If you want to monitor your Exchange System it is necessary to write your own monitoring script which is executed on the monitored system. In order to do so you can use the NRPE (Nagios Remote Plugin Executor) Plugin which is supported by NSCLIENT++.

Each output of the script will be displayed by NAGIOS. So the first challenge is to start the Exchange Shell without any status output. After this you can script your monitoring algorithm. At the end of the script you have to exit this script with the exit code.

value description
0 no error
1 Warning
2 Error

The following script monitors the status of a mailbox database. If the status isn´t healthy or mounted the script will return an error and NAGIOS itsself will display this Service as not available or red.

# initialisiere Exchangeumgebung
$s = new-pssession -configurationname -connectionuri -authentication Kerberos
$warningpreference = "SilentlyContinue"
Import-PSSession $s 2>&1 | out-null

##### MAIN #####
# variabledeklaration

$MailboxDatabases = Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus
foreach ($mailboxdatabase in $mailboxdatabases) {
	switch ($mailboxdatabase.Status) {
		Healthy {$healthy += " " + $mailboxdatabase.Identity}
		Mounted {$mounted += " " + $mailboxdatabase.Identity}
		Default {$errorvalue=2;	$errortext += "Not Mounted or Healthy: " + $mailboxdatabase.Identity}
if ($mounted.length -eq 0) {$mounted="-"}
if ($healthy.length -eq 0) {$healthy="-"}
$errortext += "Mounted: "+$mounted + "Healthy: "+$healthy
write-output $errortext
exit $errorvalue

Written by Thomas Pätzold

January 6, 2011 at 9:31 pm

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