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GSX Monitor & Analyzer 10.7.0 Release Notes

January 20, 2014

New Features

GSX Monitor

Support of Exchange 2013 environment:

  • Autodiscover your Exchange 2013 organization with your Mailbox and CAS servers.
  • Monitor your Exchange organization and be alerted when a problem occurs at the Protocol level, Mailbox level, Transport level or Proxy level.
  • Monitor the Mail Routing within your Exchange 2013 organization according to predefined SLAs, either on physical servers or online.
  • Define Spot Check Reports on Mailbox Characteristics and Public Folders.

New Exchange Overview for On-premises and Hybrid organizations, with Scenarios and Spot Check Reports real-time status.

Exchange Scenarios: simulate and monitor user experience by checking status and execution time of day-to-day activities (compose custom scenarios among the following actions: Open Mailbox, Create meetings, tasks and folders, Download attachments from emails, Search for folders, emails, appointments and tasks).

New wizard for Exchange cluster configuration.

Monitoring of System Processes on Exchange servers.

New Database Failover alert: receive an alert as soon as a database failover occurs in the DAG.

GSX Analyzer

Exchange 2013 statistics reporting:

  • Server availability.
  • Availability by Service (Protocols, Mailbox, Transport and Proxy).
  • Availability by Protocol (ActiveSync, AutoDiscover, EWS, IMPA, Outlook, OWA, POP3, UM).
  • Ability to trend and forecast on Exchange 2013 System and Service statistics.

Exchange scenarios statistics reporting:

  • Exchange Scenario availability.
  • Exchange Scenario execution time.
  • Ability to trend on the service delivered to the end user.

SharePoint scenarios statistics reporting:

  • SharePoint Scenario availability.
  • SharePoint Scenario execution time.
  • Ability to trend on the service delivered to the end user.

 

Improvements

GSX Monitor

  • Remote WMI is not used anymore to collect system statistics. GSX Monitor now uses exclusively PowerShell to monitor Exchange environments.
  • When connection drops that does not impact users occur on Exchange Roles (2010) or Services (2013), the alert is not issued immediately to prevent from false positives, but checks for the Business and Off hours settings instead (to get notified only when the situation gets critical).
  • To navigate more easily between views, it is now possible to display the subviews selection by clicking the view's name or icon instead of having to click the little arrow.
  • In the Traveler Statistics view, the version of the Domino server on which Traveler resides is now given.
  • Improved Scenario, Performance and Mail routing views display for configurations that are under maintenance.
  • Minor interface and labels improvements.

GSX Analyzer

In the Alerts view, alerts can now be displayed for the current day (filter: 'Today') and on the last completed day (filter: 'Last day').

 

Fixed Issues 

GSX Monitor

  • In the Main View Properties, irrelevant Custom statistics have been removed from selection.
  • SRP (Server Routing protocol) status was not correctly displayed in the BES Statistics view when the server name could not be resolved.
  • The "OWA Average Access Time Threshold" alerts is no more sent when OWA Protocol is not selected in the server configuration.
  • The Exchange Hub role SMS alerts now contains the Exchange server name.
  • In the Exchange 2010 server configuration wizard, the validity of the specific OWA URL is now checked.
  • If Database conversion fails (from FDB to SDF), an error message is now displayed.
  • SharePoint SQL error string is now displayed in the Main View LED.
  • In the Exchange Overview, the DAG status is not given until the servers’ status is reported.
  • In some cases, the percentage of Traveler users alerts could be superior to 100%.
  • Due to PowerShell authentication, only 2010 and 2013 servers can be selected in Spot Check Reports and Exchange Overview configurations. Exchange 2007 servers have then been removed from selection.
  • Exchange statistics containing dates (in Statistics View, Spot Check Reports, etc.) are now displayed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
  • Improved some email alerts content.
  • When a log scanning failed on a BES server due to unexpected errors, the log scanning on other BES servers were also considered down.
  • Exchange availability (up time and down time) sent from GSX Monitor to GSX Analyzer could be inaccurate due to Performance Counters being down.
  • In the Domino Performance graph properties, the "Database Access Time" label was missing.
  • SNMP traps are now sent correctly to SCOM 2012 when GSX Monitor is running as a service.
  • GSX Monitor is now stable with IBM Notes client version 9.
  • When a Traveler pool database was hosted on a DB2 server, the Pool scanning was not working if the login used was different from the DB2 schema used for the Traveler database.
  • Exchange System drives were sometimes not taken into account for Disk space checks.

GSX Analyzer

  • PDF reports are now including more detailed information (report type, generation mode, periodicity and monitoring stations).
  • PDF Trend reports are now correctly created in the specified local folders.
  • Fixed incorrect display in Exchange Database PDF Statistics reports.
  • If all statistics were left unselected in Preferences, no filter was actually applied and all statistics were displayed in the Statistics Selection tab.
  • In the Overview, the Exchange Role label could be wrong (for example showing DAG instead of Mailbox).
  • In the Trend templates configuration, the Save button now works as expected.
  • The "Comparison of one statistic" PDF Trend report can now contain more than 8 servers. However, it is recommended not to select more than 20 servers to optimize the display.
  • In Environmental Health view, an exception prevented the Exchange servers’ history to be displayed.
  • In Environmental Health view, different servers having the same name can now be opened correctly in separate tabs.
  • In Trend Reports configuration, the graphs selection is now correctly saved. 

 



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