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Exchange 2013 Crimson Channel Event Logs

Windows 2012 has two categories of event logs: Windows logs which includes the usual Application, Security and System event logs, and Applications and Services . Applications and Services logs are a new category of event logs that are used to store events from a single application or component, such as Exchange. This new category of event logs is referred to as an application's crimson channel. Exchange 2013 makes use of this and logs events to crimson channels in the Applications and Services logs area. To view these channels: Open Event Viewer; I n the console tree, navigate to Applications and Services Logs -> Microsoft -> Exchange; Under Exchange, select the crimson channel HighAvailability or MailboxDatabaseFailureItems . The HighAvailability channel contains events related to startup and shutdown of the Microsoft Exchange Replication service and other components that run within it, such as Active Manager or VSS writer for example. The HighAvailabili

VMUG (Virtual Machine User Group) London Tuesday 21st May 2013

Not to confuse yourself with VMUG (VMware User Group) this is a "Virtual Machine User Group" where they are independent from vendors. They basically talk about all kinds of virtualisation and cloud product which is good as you would be able to get a mixed group of people sharing their experience with different vendors. The next event in London is on Tuesday 21st May 2013. Presentation for the day are: Microsoft - Labs in the Cloud VMware - Automation York University - VDI Case Study eG Innovations - VDI Performance OGD - Virtualise AD Verizon - The Next Gen Cloud   Go here for the full detail of the day event   The event is held at Double Tree by Hilton @ 7 Pepys Street, London, EC3N 4AF  

Veeam Management Pack for VMWare - Version 6

Last week Veeam announced the availability of the latest version of their Operations Manager extensions for VMWare. Veeam Management Pack for VMWare Version 6 builds on the previous versions of the product , formerly known as nWorks, and includes a number of new features that will extend the capabilities of System Center further.  Some of these new features include:- Capacity planning reports Veeam MP offers four new capacity planning reports, built directly in Microsoft System Center: Host Failure Modeling Performance Forecast for Datastores Performance Forecast for vSphere Clusters Virtual Machine Capacity Prediction Storage Monitoring Heatmaps New heatmaps for datastore space and datastore performance usage provide an instant visual representation that uses color and graphics to show how rapidly your infrastructure is growing. You can see at a glance which VMs are the biggest, which are the fastest growing and dri