Steps to Disable Managed Availability in Exchange 2013 for few Health Checks
Managed availability is one of the best feature which is been introduced and it’s an excellent feature from Exchange 2013. By using this feature it’s very easy for monitoring the Exchange servers without adding any monitoring software pack like SCOM and few more.
In addition to this it also has the capability to resolve the issues by its own if it finds something wrong on any of the Exchange Functionality. Also it drops an email to the Health mailbox and specified mailbox (administrators) if in case the solution is unidentified by Managed Availability.
In a real time scenario it’s very useful in monitoring the Exchange servers in all aspects and definitely reduces the impact of the exchange servers from any disaster by its own. There can be few scenarios where there can be additional monitoring software’s installed on the servers and in those cases we can disable the Managed Availability if at all we do not need the report to be generated twice for the same alert.
Also in case of few servers in organization which is running on low memory can also be disabled since it queries, polls hundreds of health metrics as it could consume extra memory.
Also it collects few logs and data by default which is present in the below location which occupies some disk space depending upon each environment which should be considered for low hard disk space servers as well.
It’s not recommended to disable the Managed Availability until and unless there is any specific reason to be done because we will be losing this excellent monitoring feature available in Exchange 2013 at no additional cost.
Here is how to disable the managed availability