I'm implementing NetIQ for several large clients, and absolutely love it.
Easy to implement, easy to use, and support teams can be notified of
events/emergencies via SMTP, MAPI, alphapage, broadcast to workstation, etc.
NetIQ has hooks into exchange that can be really useful. In addition to the
obvious stuff (free disk space, size of logs, size of IS databases, status
of services, length of mail queues) you can get:
Top senders/receivers of MAPI mail
top senders/receivers of mail through IMS
total volume of messagers through MTA
They've also got some great NT stuff, including the ability to monitor the
health of trust relationships between domains.
>We are currently deploying 30+ exchange servers to 50+ sites for nearly
>users and are evaluating various network management products. We currently
>are using HP Openview for WAN management, but with our distributed
>environment we need something to monitor Exchange (5.5) and NT (also h/w).
>We are looking at:
>Any "real world" comments on the above products???