During an implementation of System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) a customer asked me how he can retrieve information about Exchange mailbox stores for trend analysis. Unfortunately the managemeng pack supplied by Microsoft does not collect the size of Mailbox Stores in the datawarehouse.
So I’ve created an add-on for the Microsoft Exchange 2003 Management Pack which adds a rule for collecting the size of Mailbox Stores.
The rule collects the size of the Mailbox Stores on all Microsof Exchange 2003 servers and writes it to the datawarehouse.
Besides collecting data for trending analysis two monitores are created. The availability of Mailbox Stores and Storage Groups are checked, when a store is not mounted an alert is generated.
No configuration is required for the Management Pack. The only prerequisite is the Microsoft Exchange 2003 Management Pack (link).
The Exchange 2003 Add-On (Storage) management pack can be downloaded for free (after registration) on the Denamik website (link).