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RTM’ed: Jetstress 2010 & Load Generator 2010 (BONUS: get your updated mailbox calculators)

While reading Scott Schnoll’s blog, I got the news that 2 great Exchange tools have recently RTM’ed:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress 2010 (64 bit) – Use Jetstress 2010 to verify the performance and stability of a disk subsystem prior to putting a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, 2007 and 2010 server into production. Jetstress helps verify disk performance by simulating Exchange disk Input/Output (I/O) load. Specifically, Jetstress simulates the Exchange database and log file loads produced by a specific number of users. You use Performance Monitor, Event Viewer, and ESEUTIL in conjunction with Jetstress to verify that your disk subsystem meets or exceeds the performance criteria you establish. After a successful completion of the Jetstress Disk Performance and Stress Tests in a non-production environment, you will have ensured that your Exchange disk subsystem is adequately sized (in terms of performance criteria you establish) for the user count and user profiles you have established. It is highly recommended that the Jetstress user read through the tool documentation before using the tool.
  • Exchange Load Generator 2010 (64 bit) – Use Microsoft Exchange Load Generator 2010 (LoadGen) as a simulation tool to measure the impact of MAPI, OWA, ActiveSync, IMAP, POP and SMTP clients on Exchange 2010 and 2007 servers. LoadGen allows you to test how a server running Exchange 2010/2007 responds to e-mail loads. To simulate the delivery of these messaging requests, you run LoadGen tests on client computers. These tests send multiple messaging requests to the Exchange server, thereby causing a mail load. LoadGen is a useful tool for administrators who are sizing servers and validating a deployment plan. Specifically, LoadGen helps you determine if each of your servers can handle the load to which they are intended to carry. Another use for LoadGen is to help validate the overall solution.
    This version is intended for Microsoft Exchange 2010 and 2007 Servers only.
    Important! LoadGen should be used only in laboratories that have no connection to the production environment. This tool should not be used in any way in a production environment or an environment that is mission critical or contains important information of any kind anywhere in the network.

At the same time, the Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 Mailbox Calculators were also updated. For a list of changes, follow any of these links:

Posted: Sat, Jun 19 2010 16:48 by Rui Silva | with no comments
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