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Queries on synthetic transaction monitoring in Exchange 2010 management pack RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've imported Exchange 2010 management pack in our SCOM management group.  By default, it is running various CAS availability/connectivity tests (Test-OutlookWebServices, Test-OutlookConnectivity, Test-OWAConnectivity, etc.).  And I understand that an arbitrary mailbox has to be created for it to work.

    However, at this moment, my Exchange Administrator doesn't want to run any of the synthetic transactions (Test-* cmdlets) to run against our Exchange infrastructure.  So, I've deleted the arbitrary mailboxes created earlier and disabled all monitors and rules having test-OutlookConnectivity or Test-OutlookWebServices in its name but monitoring isn't disabled yet.  "MSExchange Management" log on our CAS servers are getting flooded with the below two error events (2 or 3 error events are getting logged for every second).  Any idea which monitor/rule runs these cmdlets (at such a high frequency)?

    Log Name:      MSExchange Management
    Source:        MSExchange CmdletLogs
    Date:          5/21/2013 11:34:11 PM
    Event ID:      6
    Task Category: General
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      XXX.domain.com
    Description:
    Cmdlet failed. Cmdlet Test-OutlookConnectivity, parameters {Protocol=HTTP, TrustAnySslCert=True, MonitoringContext=True}.

    Log Name:      MSExchange Management
    Source:        MSExchange CmdletLogs
    Date:          5/21/2013 11:37:09 PM
    Event ID:      6
    Task Category: General
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      XXX.domain.com
    Description:
    Cmdlet failed. Cmdlet Test-OutlookWebServices, parameters {MonitoringContext=True}.

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 3:50 AM

Answers

  • It's most likely not 1 rule but several sharing the same datasource and i think it requires a deep dive in the mp in the authoring console or the xml to find out which.


    Rob Korving
    http://jama00.wordpress.com/

    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:39 AM
    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:06 AM
  • You will have to export this mp, then go through the xml to find this as mentioned below and you may not be able to really do away with it.

    Regards, Blake Email: mengotto<at>hotmail.com Blog: http://discussitnow.wordpress.com/ If my response was helpful, please mark it as so, if it answered your question, then please also mark it accordingly. Thank you.

    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:39 AM
    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:39 PM

All replies

  • It's most likely not 1 rule but several sharing the same datasource and i think it requires a deep dive in the mp in the authoring console or the xml to find out which.


    Rob Korving
    http://jama00.wordpress.com/

    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:39 AM
    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:06 AM
  • You will have to export this mp, then go through the xml to find this as mentioned below and you may not be able to really do away with it.

    Regards, Blake Email: mengotto<at>hotmail.com Blog: http://discussitnow.wordpress.com/ If my response was helpful, please mark it as so, if it answered your question, then please also mark it accordingly. Thank you.

    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:39 AM
    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:39 PM