This whitepaper, based on extensive lab testing, demonstrates the added storage monitoring and management value to an Enterprise Exchange infrastructure augmented by HP Storage Essentials 6.0.

The testing conditions simulated an enterprise-level Exchange environment to evaluate how HP Storage Essentials Exchange viewer, EVA Performance Pack, and Report Optimizer can help Exchange administrators monitor and maintain Exchange messaging systems. Technical best practices are identified throughout the test procedures.

The test results identify how these tools assist in Exchange tasks including:

·         Monitoring storage utilization

·         Monitoring and enforcing mailbox quotas

·         Storage forecast planning

·         Disk optimization and performance

The tests assess the following:

·         How these tools assist in SAN switch management and monitoring the SAN infrastructure

·         How well HP Storage Essentials monitors Exchange server health and uses system resources

·         The performance and operation of the Exchange application itself

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