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Exchange Status Monitoring

Requires Opsview Cloud or Opsview Monitor 6.2

This Host Template is part of the Exchange Status Monitoring Opspack

Opsview Supported

Host Template: Application - Microsoft Exchange - Status

Monitor the status of your Microsoft Exchange server with checks to monitor the status of required services and components.

This Host Template includes the following Service Checks:

Service Check Name Description Default Thresholds (Warning, Critical) UOM
Exchange - Status - Service States Check required Microsoft Exchange services are running. If not run with verbose mode, results will be truncated and summarised. N/A N/A
Exchange - Status - Component States Check the status of Microsoft Exchange components. If not run with verbose mode, results will be truncated and summarised. N/A N/A

Usage Instructions

Ensure you have set the Primary Hostname/IP field of your Opsview Host to the hostname or IP address of your exchange server.

Step 1: Add this Host Template

Add the Application - Microsoft Exchange - Status Host Template to your Opsview Monitor host. If the resource you're monitoring has no hostname or public IP, then open the Advanced settings pane and change Host Check Command to Always assumed to be UP.

For more information, refer to Opsview Knowledge Center - Adding Host Templates to Hosts.

Step 2: Add and configure variables required for this Host Template

The Service Checks in this Host Template use the following variables, and they will be added to your Opsview Monitor instance when you import the Opspack:


Only required if authenticating using Kerberos.

Parameter Position in Variable Name Description
Opsview UI Only Value Kerberos Realm Kerberos realm. This value is not used by the plugin, it is used to automatically configure your 'krb5.conf' configuration file


Parameter Position in Variable Name Description
-Transport Value Authentication Type Authentication type to use
-Username Arg1 Username Username for remote windows host
-Password Arg2 Password Password for remote windows host
-Scheme Arg3 Scheme Scheme for connecting to remote windows host
Opsview UI Only Arg4 Extra Args Extra args for check_by_winrm. The value is appended to the check_by_winrm call.


Parameter Position in Variable Name Description
-InactiveComponents Arg1 MS Exchange Inactive Components Comma separated list of components which are expected to be inactive
-InactiveServices Arg2 MS Exchange Inactive Services Comma separated list of services which are not expected to be running

For more information, refer to Opsview Knowledge Center - Adding Variables to Hosts.

For mode-specific help, run the plugin with the -h -m <mode> flags. This will list the required and optional Variable Arguments for that mode. The appropriate mode for each Service Check is listed here:

Service Check Name Mode
Exchange - Status - Service States MSExStatus.Service.States
Exchange - Status - Component States MSExStatus.Component.States

Step 3: Apply changes and the system will now be monitored

Microsoft Exchange Status Service Checks