I'm using front of my exchange server product like this: XWall http://www.dataenter.com/products/xwall.htm
Very nice piece of software. Now, when I'm considering to buy PRTG, I would like to know, can I use PRTG to monitor my XWall statistics same way as I do now.
At the moment I'm using MRTG to monitor different XWall statistics. Basically, the MRTG is calling out some specific perl script with two arguments, and the answer is written to STDOUT (if I understand correctly - i have very limited knowledge about programming).. This perl script will connect to XWall port 25 (SMTP) and will invoke some specific command to get this statistics out.
For example: c:\perl.exe xwall.pl 1 3
And the console output looks like below: XXXXX YYYYY Uptime
whereas XXXXX is like Msg In and YYYYY is Msg Out
So, if I understand correctly, I cannot use Standard External Probe, because it's accepting only one channel. I must use Advanced Extrernal Probe XML which allows more channels. Okay.. I assume, that I'm on the right path.. but what's next.. my knowledge is limited to how to proceed.. I'm not a programmer. I have no ideas, how to turn simple command line commands with arguments which gives me viable output, into suitable xml for PRTG. I do have some additional information about this piece of script packed into zip file and located in XWall developer server: http://download.dataenter.co.at/ftp/demk/mrtg.zip
Sorry my bad english. I just hope that someone can give some directions where should I start looking for..