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    The following are the changes in the 6.0.00 release of BMC PATROL for Exchange Servers:

    Reduction in the number of KM list files

     In PATROL for Exchange Servers 6.0.00, the MSEXCH_Local_Servers.kml, MSEXCH_Remote_Servers.kml and MSEXCH_EdgeServer.kml are the  three available .kml files. The following .kml files have been merged into one MSEXCH_Local_Servers.kml file:

    • MSEXCH_Server_2K7.kml
    • MSEXCH_Server_2K10.kml
    • MSEXCH_Mail_Server.kml
    • MSEXCH_Min_AppClasses.kml
    • MSEXCH_OWA_Server.kml
    • MSEXCH_Public_Folder_Server.kml
    • MSEXCH_All_AppClasses.kml
    • MSEXCH_Bridgehead_Server.kml

    Configuring using BMC ProactiveNet Central Monitoring Administration

    BMC PATROL for Exchange Servers version 6.0.00 can be configured using BMC ProactiveNet Central Monitoring Administration. The following monitor configurations are supported:

    • Edge Server Monitoring
    • Exchange Local Monitoring
    • Exchange Remote Monitoring

    For information about Central Monitoring Administration Configuration, see Configuring in a BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management environment.

    Deprecated Administration commands

    Support for the following Administration commands have been deprecated from PATROL for Exchange Servers:

    • Administration command for recovery actions
    • Administration command for starting and stopping  the exchange services automatically.
    • Administration commands for enabling and disabling message tracking on the Exchange server.

    Disabled default thresholds for statics parameters

    In PATROL for Exchange Servers 6.0.00, the default thresholds have been disabled for all statistics parameters.

    Along with the changes described, PATROL for Exchange Servers 6.0.00 has been enhanced with the following features:

    IDDescription

    QM001735130

    Monitor all Exchange server processes using the performance object named Process

    QM001734609

    All expected List of Performance Objects instances are not dynamiclly selected or monitored. A new KM menu command has been added in version 6.0.00 of BMC PATROL for Exchange Servers to collect all the Perfmon instances dynamically.

    QM001769211

    Database Status parameter of MSEXCH_Store application class has been updated with the following states:

    • Healthy 
    • Mounted
    • Seeding(Source) 
    • Suspended 
    • Initializing 
    • Resynchronizing 
    • Dismounted 
    • Failed 
    • Disconnected 
    • ServiceDown

    Database IsActive parameter has been added under the MSEXCH_Store application class .

    QM001761424

    PATROL for Exchange Servers 6.0.00 allows you to use the same exchange account for different Exchange Servers for Roundtrip internet session monitoring.

    QM001747401

    You can calculate the delta value for the DelayDSNs and FailureDSNs parameters of the MSEXCH_Transport_DSN application class.

    QM001744191

    The IIS Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync Authentication can be monitored through PATROL for Exchange Servers with BasicAuthEnabled and WindowsAuthEnabled parameters of MSEXCH_ActiveSync application class.

    You can be enable collection of these parameters by selecting the ActiveSync object from the Server performance application class.

    QM001788589

    You can monitor Microsoft Edge server in a DMZ environment.

    QM001738388

    A new KM menu command has been added in version 6.0.00 of BMC PATROL for Exchange Servers to collect all the Perfmon instances dynamically. To access this command, choose Server performance > KM command > Setup > Display All Instances. It can be also configured through PCM with the following configuration:

    /MSEXCHSetup/ExchDisplayAllPerfmonInst " = { REPLACE = "1" }