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Foglight for Exchange 5.8.2 - Release Notes

Getting started with Foglight for Exchange

Getting started with Foglight for Exchange

Contents of the release package

The Foglight for Exchange release package contains the following:

  1. Foglight for Exchange version 5.8.2 files:
    • ExchangeMonitoring-5_8_2.car
  2. Product Documentation, including:
    • Foglight for Exchange User and Reference Guide (PDF and online help)
    • Foglight for Exchange Release Notes (this document)
    • Remote Access Diagnostics User Guide (PDF)

Installation instructions

Foglight for Exchange can be installed as a stand-alone cartridge on a Foglight platform. In this configuration, all Exchange metrics are collected as well as basic host metrics from both physical and virtual Exchange Servers. Before installing the cartridge, ensure that your Foglight Management Server is properly installed and configured. For information on how to install and configure the Foglight Management Server, refer to the Foglight Installation and Setup Guide set.

 

Foglight for Exchange can also be installed on a Foglight Evolve or a Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition platform. In this configuration, it is used to gain in-depth insight into the health of the virtual machine, the virtual host, and the virtual environment as a whole. Before installing the cartridge, ensure that Foglight Evolve or Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition properly installed and configured. For information on how to install and configure Foglight Evolve or Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition, refer to the Foglight Installation and Setup Guide set.

Installation best practices

You can use one Foglight Agent Manager (FglAM) with the following settings to support 25 to 30 agent instances: 6 GB memory and 2 CPU.

It is recommended that you perform the following steps before you begin the installation procedure:

  1. If you do not have a Foglight for Exchange cartridge, you can download it from our Support Portal at https://support.quest.com/.
    1. Before you download the product, you must register with Quest. If you are a registered Quest user, log on using your email address and password.
    2. Once you have registered or logged in, locate the product and version that you want to download from the product list.
    3. In the download window, click the link and save the file to an appropriate directory (for example, C:\temp).
  2. Verify that prerequisites are met as listed in the Upgrade and compatibility and System requirements sections of this document.

Installation and setup

Foglight for Exchange is distributed as a .car file: ExchangeMonitoring-5_8_2.car.

To install Foglight for Exchange:

Use the Administration > Cartridges > Cartridge Inventory dashboard to install the ExchangeMonitoring-5_8_2.car cartridge.

For full installation instructions, refer to the topic "Installing Foglight cartridges" in the Foglight Administration and Configuration Help.

In order for Exchange data to appear on the Foglight browser interface, once the cartridge has been successfully installed, you need to deploy the agent package, configure the agent properties, create and activate agents, and start the data collection. For detailed information about these procedures, refer to Foglight for Exchange User and Reference Guide.

Additional resources

Additional information is available from the following:

Globalization

This section contains information about installing and operating this product in non-English configurations, such as those needed by customers outside of North America. This section does not replace the materials about supported platforms and configurations found elsewhere in the product documentation.

This release is Unicode-enabled and supports any Unicode character set. In this release, all product components should be configured to use the same or compatible character encodings and should be installed to use the same locale and regional options. This release is targeted to support operations in the following regions: North America, Western Europe and Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Far-East Asia, Japan. It supports bidirectional writing (Arabic and Hebrew). The release supports Complex Script (Central Asia – India, Thailand).

 


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