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Following the general trend in the high-tech industry, reporting tools are increasingly becoming a critical part in the process of maintaining and optimizing a messaging environment. From pure management and marketing purposes, they have now turned into effective methods of controlling resource usage and access rates and drawing out requirements for future development and improvement of systems architecture and services.
With such proven effects, advanced reporting capabilities are sought out by corporate managers and executives looking to drive their business to the top and are taken into consideration by IT professionals when making a decision regarding their email communication systems.
This whitepaper overviews the advantages of using reports for monitoring your email server's health and introduces readers to the new and improved reporting engine of AXIGEN Mail Server v6.2, with a special focus on its benefits for both Service Providers and companies of all sizes.
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This extensive article describes in full details how to properly configure and use the AXIGEN reporting service, as well as the steps for integrating the AXIGEN reports within the Cacti network graphing solution.
As with all modern email servers, AXIGEN also provides graphical reporting charts to monitor the server’s health and display its status in a quick fashion. This feature has been designed to provide servers administrators with great flexibility and an extensive range of parameters to monitor. For this purpose, a graphical representation offers a faster and more detailed view of what exactly is going on with the services provided by the AXIGEN Mail Server.
Another alternative would be using complicated command-line tools and commands to search for the needed information, a time consuming action that would also take a lot of server resources that could otherwise be redirected to other tasks. In this respect, the reporting feature does not cause a visible overhead since it is based on data that is recorded in real-time at an user adjustable interval, and not on processing log files. It offers access to the information in a fine-grained fashion, with a low resource usage.
Here is what you will find out in this article:
* Reporting Configurations based on Frequently Used Parameters (adding and configuring charts)
* How Chart Information Is Collected & Processed
* SNMP Configuration Steps
* Integrating the AXIGEN Reports within Cacti (adding the AXIGEN machine as a monitored host, adding and customizing graphs)