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Foglight for Exchange 6.0.0 - User Guide

Navigation basics Exploring the Foglight for Exchange dashboards Managing Exchange agents Reporting on your Exchange environment Foglight for Exchange views
Role views Exchange Server views Site views Cluster views Description of Embedded views
Agent State view Alarms view Auto Attendant Calls view Auto Attendant Directory Access view Auto Attendant General view Auto Attendant Transfers view Cached LDAP Searches/sec view CAS AB Load view CAS AB Service view CAS Control Panel Load view CAS Load view CAS OAB Download view CAS RPC Client Access view CAS RPC Client Access Load view CAS RPC HTTP view Client Access Features view Cluster Database Details view Cluster Storage Group Details view Cluster Summary and Resource Information view Cluster Summary view Clusters Listing view CPU view Disk view Domain Controllers view Edge Agent view Edge Transport Features view Exchange Roles Server Summary view Exchange Server Roles view (reference information) Exchange Servers in This Cluster view Exchange Servers view (Exchange Cluster Environment Summary) Exchange Servers view Host Monitor view Hub Transport Features view IP Address view Mailbox Features view Mailbox Store Assistant view Managed Availability Recovery Action Results view Memory view Network view Processes LDAP Read Time view Resource Utilization view Roles Listing view Roles Explorer view Role Features State view Roles Top 3 view Server Health view Server Listing view Servers in Site view Servers In This Site view Site By Category view Site Listing view Store Calendar Attendant view Store Client Search view Store Content Indexing view Store Database view Store Public Load view Store Resource Booking view Store RPC Client Throttling view Store Transport view Store User Load view Summary and Resource Information view Top 3 CPU Consumers view Top 3 Memory Consumers view Top 3 Network Consumers view Top 3 Storage Consumers view Total LDAP Read Time On All DCs view Total Long-Running LDAP Operations On All DCs view Transport Dumpster view Transport Edge Sync view Transport Extensibility Agent view Transport Load Store Drivers view Transport Queues view UM Availability view UM Call Answer General view UM Call Answer view UM Fax view UM General Current view UM General view UM Subscriber Access Calendar view UM Subscriber Access Directory view UM Subscriber Access General view UM Subscriber Access Message view Unified Messaging Features view Windows Services view
Foglight for Exchange rules Running diagnostic tests Managing Exchange metrics

Windows Services view

This embedded view is part of the Exchange Server Explorer Summary view.

This view displays a list of core OS and Exchange services running on the selected server.

Core OS Services. This list displays the core OS services being monitored on the selected server and their present state.

Exchange Services. This list displays the Exchange services being monitored on the selected server and their present state.

Click on a service link to display additional details about the selected service.

Foglight for Exchange rules

Foglight for Exchange includes a number of predefined rules to monitor all critical components of Exchange on a continuous basis to ensure that the Exchange organization is functioning properly. The rules included in Foglight for Exchange alert you to key conditions that may affect the health of Exchange. Foglight allows you to modify these predefined rules or create your own rules to ensure you are monitoring statistics and alerting on conditions specific to your Exchange environment.

Foglight for Exchange provides additional dashboards for managing Foglight for Exchange rules:

Rules dashboard (Dashboards > Administration > Rules > All)
Exchange Rule Management dashboard (Dashboards > Exchange > Rule Management)

This section describes the Exchange Rule Management dashboard and explains the tasks that can be performed from this dashboard:

Rules dashboard

The Rules dashboard lists all rules that exist in your environment and allows you to drill down to rule definitions. From this dashboard you can copy, edit, and remove Foglight rules.

In the navigation panel, under Homes, click Administration.
In the Administration dashboard, click Rules > All.

Exchange Rule Management dashboard

The Exchange Rule Management dashboard contains a sortable list of all the conditional severity rules used by the Foglight for Exchange. From this dashboard you can quickly see which conditional rules are enabled/disabled, the states (fatal, critical or warning) with active conditions, predefined alarm threshold values, rules with current alarms, and a brief description of each rule.

The Exchange Rule Management dashboard includes the following tabs:

Exchange Monitoring. Displays information about the Foglight for Exchange rules.
Optional. Displays information about the Foglight for Exchangeoptional rules.
Host Monitoring. Displays information about the Host Monitoring rules.

Use the selection check box column to select one or more rules in the list. Once selected, you can enable or disable the selected rules using the buttons at the top of the table.

To select or clear all of the rules in the list, click on the check box in the heading row.


Displays one of the following icons indicating whether the rule is enabled or disabled:

- Enabled

- Disabled

Clicking the icon in this column will either disable or enable the selected rule.


Displays the name of the conditional rule.

Selecting the rule name launches the rule editor where you can edit the selected rule, defining conditions on when to raise an alarm.

Fatal Condition:

Critical Condition:

Warning Condition:


Indicates the number of outstanding alarms for each rule.

Selecting the number in this column displays the alarms popup. From the alarm list on this popup:

Available In

Indicates the Exchange version in which the rule is available.


Provides a brief description of the rule.

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