Configuring Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server 2010

For the best performance for Forefront Protection 2010 download Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server Best Pratices Analyzer.

Want to check if you have enough Capacity. Read the Following blog post: Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) Capacity Planning Guidance v. 2

When you deploy  Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server the next table is very handy

Maintain the Submission Queue Length at zero.

Apply the following script:
\MSExchangeTransport Queues(_total)\Submission Queue Length

Maintain CPU utilization at less than 75%.

Plan and conserve amount of resources required to maintain acceptable level of service.

Light-emitting diode (LED) light needs to be monitored for blinking.

The hard drive LED should maintain a blinking state. Any other state (light always on) indicates thrashing. It is important to maintain adequate disk input/output and utilize memory swapping to prevent thrashing.

FPE (or FSE) databases should be monitored and routinely maintained.

Clean/purge database to reduce size.

Enable retention policies.

Note: If you are expecting the incident database to grow soon, it is a good idea to allocate more free space for the database.

Apply service packs as required.

Perform update for all required service packs on a regular basis.

Note: Exchange Server fixes are distributed in service packs. Service packs keep the product current. Service packs include updates, system administration tools, drivers, and additional components. If you do not stay up to date on service packs, performance and product functionality are seriously compromised.

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