How to read out Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000 performance counters through SNMP.
previous version of Windows (NT 4.0) you could read out the performance counters
of Exchange 5.5 and NT through SNMP by using the PERFMON provider that was
included in the SNMP agent of Windows NT 4.0.
PERFMON provider used a DLL called PERFMIB.DLL and a MIB (Management Information
Base) file for monitoring the Performance Counters. The MIB file could be
generated for the Performance Counters on the machine you wanted to monitor by
using the perf2mib command script that can be found in the Windows NT 4.0
2000 does standard not support monitoring Performance Counters through SNMP
because the replacement technology WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) is
now being used for montoring.
information on how to monitor Exchange 2000 via WMI:
though the PERFMON provider was quite stabile so it was used often.
picture shows for instance the HTTP transferred data of a server that is
monitored through the PERMON provider.
that if the NT4.0 script is installed on a Windows 2000 Server running Exchange
2000 Server using the appropriate MIBs for Windows and Exchange you can read out
the Performance Counters using SNMP traps and not by using the WMI interface.
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