Change log for the Exchange Server 2013 Server Role Requirements calculator.

Version 6.3

  • Fixed Backup Requirements calculations to include greater than 50 databases.
  • Added additional processor core support.
  • Fixed the number of database volumes calculation when disk count is specified.
  • Fixed the database size calculation for A/P scenarios to match A/A scenario calculations.
  • Fixed the calculator to take into account halving database number per volume in non-site resilient scenarios.
  • Fixed conditional formatting errors on transport configuration settings.
  • Fixed transport sizing to take into account mailbox growth.
  • Updated CAS megacycle calculations to align with SP1 guidance.
  • Revised Dispart.ps1 script to create database mount points consistent with JetStress performance counters.
  • Added Calculator version number to record one field three of CSV export files.

Version 6.1

  • Fixed operator mistake in calcNumActiveDBsSF formula
  • Fixed missed validation scenario where the calculator could recommend a copy count that could not be deployed on the custom disk architecture
  • Optimized remaining servers formula
  • Fixed an issue where single datacenter, multiple databases per volume architecture with lagged copies didn't calculate the correct number of
    copies/volume
  • Fixed VirtCPUFactor reference
  • Various comment changes
  • Improved cell highlights for insufficient disk capacity on storage design tab
  • Added additional storage capacities – 1.2TB, 6TB and 8TB
  • Fixed database count validation logic to take into consideration dedicated lagged copy servers

Version 5.9

  • DAG script fix

Version 5.8

  • Fixed VBA error "The object invoked is disconnected from its client" error when recalculating Distribution tab
  • Added validation check for per-server database limit
  • Improved conditional formatting for JBOD disk capacity/type alerts
  • Fixed conditional formatting bug on custom databases input
  • Fixed bugs and improved the CreateMBDatabases.ps1 and CreateDAG.ps1 scripts
  • Fixed disk function display name problem
  • Revised calulation of TotDBVolSpaceDAG on Volume Requirements tab to account for multiple databases per volume
  • Fixed bug when custom database size is set to zero
  • Fixed number of volumes for 48 copies/server in 2 volumes/backup set scenario
  • Removed 2nd site dependency for setting Alt FSW
  • Added support for 100 databases / server
  • Fixed bug with circular logging export
  • Fixed transcript bug in CreateMBDatabaseCopies script
  • Adjusted CI memory calculation for corner case scenarios
  • Fixed Shadow Effect calculation
  • Fixed mistakes in comments
  • Disabled AutoReseed when Log Isolation is enabled

Version 5.6

  • Optimized Volume Design Architecture Formula.
  • Fixed Recommended Min Number of GC Cores (Secondary Datacenter)" calculation to use SDC instead of PDC CAS count.
  • Fixed CPU comments and removed erroneous information.
  • Fixed multiple conditional formatting bugs.
  • Fixed problem where this workbook had to be the active workbook at all times.
  • Fixed problem with extra-wide Fail Server button on the distribution worksheet.
  • Enabled variable based tracing.
  • Resolved VBA Divide by Zero error caused by DiskGroup = 0.
  • Fixed problem with lagged copies in conjunction with multiple databases per volume.
  • Fixed missing "\" character in path names in MailboxDatabases.csv file.
  • Fixed problem with WAN failure simulation.
  • Fixed calcNumAMBXServersDC2 to ensure it cannot have more servers that primary site.
  • Fixed calculated IO Multiplication factor formulas to take into consideration IOPS override.
  • Added condition to validate that there are enough copies for multiple databases/volume scenario.
  • Fixed conditional formatting and JBOD storage results when JBOD evaluation is disabled.