Microsoft Exchange Server Insight Pack

Posted: June 24, 2015 Modified: October 9, 2015


Overview

The Microsoft Exchange Server Insight Pack gives customers support to ingest data from Exchange Server logs into IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis. They can then use a rich set of analytical dashboards to visualize metadata and derived metrics from log content, along with performing additional queries on the content.

Microsoft Exchange Server Connectivity Trend Dashboard
Microsoft Exchange Server Connectivity Trend Dashboard

The following dynamic dashboards are provided to help visualize the log data and are added to the Search Dashboards pane.

Microsoft Exchange Server Event Level Dashboard

This dashboard displays event log-level distribution charts for the configured time period. The event logs are filtered to display Microsoft Exchange Server Providers specific events from the Windows event logs on the Microsoft Exchange Server environment.

Microsoft Exchange Server Events Dashboard

This dashboard displays distribution charts for the top 10 events (for severe log levels, such as, critical, error, and warning) for the configured time period. Event logs are filtered to display the Microsoft Exchange Server Providers specific events from the Windows event logs on the Microsoft Exchange Server environment.

Microsoft Exchange Server Message Tracking Dashboard

This dashboard displays messages distribution charts for the time period configured from the Microsoft Exchange Server Message Tracking Log. The messages distribution charts are useful for troubleshooting various issues.

Microsoft Exchange Server Connectivity Trend Dashboard

This dashboard displays connectivity status (direction) and connectivity source distribution charts for the configured time period from Microsoft Exchange Server Connectivity Log.

Microsoft Exchange Server Protocol Trend Dashboard

This dashboard displays protocol events distribution charts for the configured time period from Microsoft Exchange Server Protocol Logs (SMTP Receive Log and SMTP Send Log).

Additional information

The Insight Pack includes support for ingesting and performing metadata searches against the following log files.

  • Message Tracking Log: MSGTRK*.LOG
  • Transport Logs:
    • Connectivity Logging: CONNECTLOG*.LOG\
    • Protocol Logging – SMTP Receive and Send Logs: RECV*.LOG and SEND*.LOG
  • Anti-spam Agent Log: AGENTLOG*.LOG
  • Exchange Server Environment Event Logs:
    • Application Event Log: Application
    • Exchange Server Management Event Log: MSExchange Management

Note: Event logs are processed using Windows OS Events Insight Pack. For more information, see Windows OS Events Insight Pack documentation.

Refer to the User Guide included in the Insight Pack for additional information on the Insight Packs and steps for installing and configuring.

Training Information

Review the following video for information on using and setting up the Insight Pack.


Overview presentation used in the training video.

View US Price & Buy

IBM Operations Analytics-Log Analysis Insight Packs for Infrastructure- Standard Install License.

Released: 11 June 2015
Version: 1.1.0.0
Cost: License Fee
Support: Supported

Resources

Product Information
Product Documentation
Documentation
Forum

Requirements

  • IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis version 1.3.0 or above
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, 2013
  • Windows OS Events Insight Pack v1.1.0.2 (for processing the event logs).
  • Purchased “IBM Operations Analytics-Log Analysis Insight Packs for Infrastructure-Standard 1.1” License for each installed Insight Pack.

Support

This package is subject to the License terms included with the Insight Pack, along with those displayed upon download.

To report a problem with deploying this entry, entitled customers may contact the country specific IBM support channel, reference the IBM Worldwide Directory. Also use the “Support” link to access the support site for IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis information.