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Recipient Status Junk E-Mail

If you have users complaining some e-mails go straight to their Junk E-Mail folder, it is worth having a look at their Outlook configuration once you establish the e-mails are valid and there is no reason for them to be considered Spam. If you check the Message Tracking Logs and see the following RecipientStatus : RunspaceId               : 82ae90ad-cebf-4595-82ea-a78820cdd6cd Timestamp                : 12/12/2012 17:07:45 ClientIp                 : ClientHostname           : HUB1 ServerIp                 : ServerHostname           : MBX1 SourceContext            : 08CF16C1275CCA32;2012-06-12T16:06:49.380Z;3 ConnectorId              : Source                   : STOREDRIVER EventId                  : DELIVER InternalMessageId        : 13137 MessageId                : <[email protected]om> Recipients               : {[email protected] } RecipientStatus          : {Junk E-Mail} TotalBytes              

VMware vCenter Server 5.0 Update 2 Released

VMware has just recently released vCenter server 5.0 update 2. There are a few new features such as Supported to be installed on Windows 2012 Additional guest customisation (Windows 8, Server 2012, Ubunut 12.04, RHEL 6.2, 6.3) vCenter Essentials and Essentials Plus edition no longer restrict virtual machine power-on operations when the vRAM usage of 192GB is met For the release note and the rest of the bug fixes

VMware vSphere ESX 4.x End of Availability 15th August 2013

VMware has just recently announced that from 15th August 2013 you will not be able to download or generate licence key for VMware vSphere ESX 4.x and VMware Management Assistant (“vMA”) versions 1 and 4. So if you need any vSphere ESX 4.x or vMA (v1 and v4) binary files or licence keys then do get them now and store them in a safe place. The support end date for vSphere 4.x and vMA (v1 and v4) is still set at May 21st 2014 Please see this article released by VMware for more information

Suppress warning about SSH configuration ESXi

After upgrading/building ESXi 5 and you have enabled SSH you will recieve a warning on the summary tab stating: Configuration Issues ESXi Shell for the host has been enabled SSH for the host has been enabled   You will also get exclamation mark (warning) against each of your host. To disable this warning you can follow this article ( KB2007922 ) from VMware. For the people that wish to use powershell to configure this here is the command for it set-VMHostAdvancedConfiguration -Name UserVars.SuppressShellWarning -Value 1  

Released: Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Update Rollup 5 v2

Similar to what happened with Update Rollup 4, this one was released a few weeks ago but was almost immediately withdrawn due to a bug that affected DAGs... Now version 2 has been released. For a full description of this RU, please check KB2785908  and to download it click here . As with every RU or SP, Microsoft has updated the useful Exchange Server and Update Rollups Build Numbers wiki page. I haven’t applied it on my lab yet, but will let you know as soon as I do.

Shutdown VM's via command line (esxcli)

There comes a time when you use vSphere client to shut down a virtual machine and you get no response or you need to power down some VM's and vCenter is unavailable. When this happens you would normally console to the ESXi host and start using command line to shut down. Using "esxcli" instead of "vim-cmd" now is so much easier in vSphere 5 1) SSH or get to the console of your ESXi host. I am assuming you know which host the VM currently resides. At the prompt type in " esxcli vm process list ". Running this command will list all the current running VM's as shown below. See if the one you wish to shut down is listed and make a note of the "world id" 2) Now for the command, to kill off the VM you would type in:  "esxcli vm process kill --type={soft,hard,force} --world-id={world id}" The kill type "soft" means trying to shut down the OS like how you would normally shut down an OS, "hard" mean

Office 2013 Visio Stencil

Microsoft has recently released the new Visio Stencil for the entire Office 2013 suite. It contains more than 300 icons (servers, applications and services), mainly focused around Lync, SharePoint, and Exchange technologies and features.   To download it, please go here .