A new type of Application Scout is the Microsoft Exchange Scout. The purpose of setting up a Microsoft Exchange Scout is to test the connectivity from an on-premises or cloud-based Hive to Microsoft's web-based Exchange servers.
The following connectivity tests are preconfigured for the Exchange Scout:
- smtp.office365.com over TCP port 25 and 587
- outlook.office365.com over TCP ports 993 and 995
Add a new Microsoft Exchange Scout
To add a Microsoft Exchange Scout:
- In the Scout Dashboard, click Create Scout. The Add New Scout window appears.
- In the Type drop-down menu, select Microsoft Exchange. Choose the Hive you want to run the test from. In the Name field, provide a name for the new Exchange Scout. With the Run Every slider, define how often the Scout should run. Click Next: Alert Policy to configure an alert.
- In the Alert Policy window, define the conditions for the alert trigger. The email will be sent if two consecutive test runs across the selected Hive fail. Once you configured the alert, click Next: Summary to see the summary of the configured Scout.
- The Summary shows the Scout Details of your configured Scout. To create the Scout, click Save Scout.
Run the First Tests
After configuring the Scout, await the first test runs. In the Scout overview, the following five dashboards for each test are displayed:
Status Success indicates a successful test. As you can see, we received responses to all four pings with an average response time of 2.38 milliseconds.
Status Failure indicates a failed test. Our last ping attempt timed out. If only one of the pings runs into a timeout, the entire test is considered a failure.