Messages

This resource contains performance counters specific to the status of messages. The icons of the listed performance counters in the Statistic Name column change colors to reflect the listed counter's current state. Clicking any performance counter in the Statistic Name column takes you to the Performance Counter Details page for that performance counter.

If the value of a listed performance counter crosses the Warning threshold, the chart for the listed counter displays a yellow background. If the value of a listed monitor crosses the Critical threshold, the chart for the listed counter displays a red background. Hovering over any time period within the chart displays detailed information about that time period in the tooltip. Hovering over a counter gives you detailed information about that performance counter.

The following table lists the default performance counters for this resource along with their respective definitions and troubleshooting information, including default Warning and Critical thresholds:

Counter Expert Knowledge Warn-
ing
Criti-
cal

Messages Queued For Submission

(Only available in Exchange 2010)

Definition: 
Shows the current number of submitted messages not yet processed by the transport layer.

Information:
The queues should remain below 50 at any given time. Anything above this amount should be cleared within 15 minutes.

Possible problems:
Mailbox server is not communicating properly with the transport server.

Remediation:
Verify network connectivity and transport server functionality. Additional bottlenecks may include disk reads or writes, processor time, available memory, and network configuration.

> 30

> 50 

Messages Sent/sec

(Only available in Exchange 2010)

Definition:
Shows the rate that messages are sent to transport.

Information:
Used to determine current messages sent to transport.

N/A 

N/A 

Messages Delivered/sec

(Only available in Exchange 2010)

Definition:
Shows the rate that messages are delivered to all recipients.

Information:
Indicates current message delivery rate to the store.

N/A 

N/A 

Zooming

You can have the chart show a predetermined time period of data by clicking on any one of the three Zoom buttons in the head of the Zoom column. Alternatively, you can have the chart show a specific date range by dragging the mouse over an area of the chart. The time and date displayed at the top of the resource shows the amount of data currently loaded into the chart. This can be changed by clicking Edit from within the resource.

The Value from Last Poll column shows the most recent data available for the listed statistic.

Additional components on certain resources may be available for addition and/or deletion on the Edit page.