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Exchange 2013 CU6: Changes in Workload Management

We have always recommended to test the new update in the lab before deploying into the production. Now we urge you to follow this recommendation seriously and setup a lab if you have not done it already. Your lab should be a copy of production so that you can test the new update in the real time to avoid the issue in the production.

I am publishing this blog to share the changes in Workload management in CU6. It is important for you if you have configured Workload management.

After the CU6 installation the below commands will be removed which were being used for workload management. You might not find the technet links of the commands as well.

Get-ResourcePolicy

Get-WorkloadManagementPolicy

Get-WorkloadPolicy

New-ResourcePolicy

New-WorkloadManagementPolicy

New-WorkloadPolicy

Remove-ResourcePolicy

Remove-WorkloadManagementPolicy

Remove-WorkloadPolicy

Set-ResourcePolicy

Set-WorkloadPolicy

At this technet link we see the following statement. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj150503(v=exchg.150).aspx

The *-ResourcePolicy*-WorkloadManagementPolicy and *-WorkloadPolicy system workload management cmdlets have been deprecated. System workload management settings should be customized only under the direction of Microsoft Customer Service and Support.

So now you can’t change any workload management setting if you are already on CU6.

If you had workload management configured then all settings will change to default after installing CU6. This is being done for some enhancement which we will see in future updates and I will share via my blog as well.

The follow commands will help you in reviewing the settings after CU6.

Get-ExchangeDiagnosticInfo

The command to check System Workload information is following:

Get-ExchangeDiagnosticInfo –server <server> -process MSExchangeMailboxAssistants –Component SystemWorkloadManager –Argument policy

We can define this command as variable and check the different formats.

Let us define a variable command with XML format.

[xml]$diag = Get-ExchangeDiagnosticInfo –server <server> -process MSExchangeMailboxAssistants –Component SystemWorkloadManager –Argument policy

Run the below command to check Resource policy portion first.

$diag.diagnostics.components.systemworkloadmanager.policy.resourcepolicy

Run the below command to view workloads with a classification of a higher priority.

$diag.diagnostics.components.systemworkloadmanager.policy.resourcepolicy.resourcemetricpolicy | ft

Run the below command to view the workload policy which provides the list of each defined workload type and the respective classification.

$diag.diagnostics.components.systemworkloadmanager.policy.workloadpolicy

 

References:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/benw/archive/2015/01/30/workload-management-in-exchange-2013.aspx

https://justaucguy.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/removed-cmdlets-for-cu6/

 

Prabhat Nigam

Microsoft MVP | Exchange Server

Team@MSExchangeGuru

 



3 Responses to “Exchange 2013 CU6: Changes in Workload Management”

  1. NeWay Technologies – Weekly Newsletter #134 – February 13, 2015 | NeWay Says:

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  2. NeWay Technologies – Weekly Newsletter #134 – February 12, 2015 | NeWay Says:

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  3. Roue Says:

    The update looks good so far. Of course, will need to test it further, but from first glance, it all looks good.

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