An interoperability error occurred with entity object name. An incorrect session protocol data unit (SPDU) parameter was found. Control block index: index name, SPDU ID: id, Parameter ID: id. [valuevaluevaluevalue] (14)

Details
Product: Exchange
Event ID: 1232
Source: MSExchangeMTA
Version: 6.5.0000.0
Message: An interoperability error occurred with entity object name. An incorrect session protocol data unit (SPDU) parameter was found. Control block index: index name, SPDU ID: id, Parameter ID: id. [valuevaluevaluevalue] (14)
   
Explanation
The diagnostics logging levels of the message transfer agent (MTA) Interface and Interoperability categories should be increased to create interoperability logs.

These logs are text logs that consist of the binary contents of communication among MTAs in different sites and between MTA and client applications within a site. They are stored in the \Exchsrvr\Mtadata directory. The current log is always named Bf0.log. Prior logs are named Bfx.log, where x increases as the age of the log increases.

   
User Action
To help Microsoft Product Support Services track down the problem, create log files. See Knowledge Base articles Q163032 and Q168906 for more information.

To create Ap*.log files, in the Diagnostics Logging tab of the Server Properties dialog box, select MSExchangeMTA and set the logging level of the Interoperability and Interface categories to Maximum.

To create Bf*.log files, set the logging level of the APDU and X.400 Service categories to Maximum.

Save all MTA log files (mtadata\*.log), Event Viewer output, and database files. Contact Microsoft Product Support Services.

You can enable text event log files (Ev*.log) by modifying the Registry. Contact Microsoft Product Support Services for assistance.

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Invalid functional units were proposed at index during session-level negotiation. [ ] ()

Details
Product: Exchange
Event ID: 1224
Source: MSExchangeMTA
Version: 6.5.6940.0
Component: Microsoft Exchange Message Transfer Agent
Message: Invalid functional units were proposed at index <index name> during session-level negotiation. [<value> <value> <value> <value>] ()
   
Explanation

The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) stack determined that the session layer for the remote system is proposing illegal values during a connection attempt.

   
User Action

Use Network Monitor to capture network traces, and then view these traces from Network Monitor for any network issue. Notify the remote system administrator that the remote message transfer agent (MTA) is malfunctioning.

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An error occurred while processing an association with entity . Session error: state check failure. Current state . NIST defined current event . Control block index . The association will be terminated and restarted if necessary. [ ] (14)

Details
Product: Exchange
Event ID: 1222
Source: MSExchangeMTA
Version: 6.5.6940.0
Component: Microsoft Exchange Message Transfer Agent
Message: An error occurred while processing an association with entity <object name>. Session error: state check failure. Current state <name>. NIST defined current event <name>. Control block index <index name>. The association will be terminated and restarted if necessary. [<value> <value> <value> <value>] (14)
   
Explanation
The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) stack encountered an unexpected condition during normal message flow. The affected connection will be restarted. This event can also occur if there are problems with the network interface card (NIC) on the server, or with the port on the switch to which the server is connected. You may need to do network card diagnostics using the tools provided by the network interface card (NIC) manufacturer. Sometimes, if the NIC card is set to the Auto Sense option (automatically detect the network speed), this event can occur.
   
User Action
If message flow is not affected, ignore the condition. If message flow stops, restart the message transfer agent (MTA) service. If the condition persists, contact Microsoft Product Support Services.

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An interoperability error occurred with entity {object name}. Presentation requirements are not supported. Control block index {index name}. [{value}{value}{value}{value}] (14)

Details
Product: Exchange
Event ID: 1193
Source: MSExchangeMTA
Version: 6.0
Component: Message Transfer Agent
Symbolic Name: MTA01193
Message: An interoperability error occurred with entity {object name}. Presentation requirements are not supported. Control block index {index name}. [{value}{value}{value}{value}] (14)
   
Explanation
The diagnostics logging levels of the message transfer agent (MTA) Interface and Interoperability categories should be increased to create interoperability logs.These logs are text logs that consist of the binary contents of communication among MTAs in different sites and between MTA and client applications within a site. They are stored in the \Exchsrvr\Mtadata directory. The current log is always named Bf0.log. Prior logs are named Bfx.log, where x increases as the age of the log increases.
   
User Action
To help Microsoft Product Support Services track down the problem, create log files. See Knowledge Base articles Q163032 and Q168906 for more information. To create Ap*.log files, in the Diagnostics Logging tab of the Server Properties dialog box, select MSExchangeMTA and set the logging level of the Interoperability and Interface categories to Maximum. To create Bf*.log files, set the logging level of the APDU and X.400 Service categories to Maximum.Save all MTA log files (mtadata\*.log), Event Viewer output, and database files. Contact Microsoft Product Support Services.You can enable text event log files (Ev*.log) by modifying the Registry. Contact Microsoft Product Support Services for assistance.

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An interoperability error occurred. A reliable transport service element (RTSE) error occurred. The checkpoint was received but not negotiated. Control block index {index name}. [{value}{value}{value}{value}] (14)

Details
Product: Exchange
Event ID: 1154
Source: MSExchangeMTA
Version: 6.0
Component: Message Transfer Agent
Symbolic Name: MTA01154
Message: An interoperability error occurred. A reliable transport service element (RTSE) error occurred. The checkpoint was received but not negotiated. Control block index {index name}. [{value}{value}{value}{value}] (14)
   
Explanation
The diagnostics logging levels of the message transfer agent (MTA) Interface and Interoperability categories should be increased to create interoperability logs.These logs are text logs that consist of the binary contents of communication among MTAs in different sites and between MTA and client applications within a site. They are stored in the \Exchsrvr\Mtadata directory. The current log is always named Bf0.log. Prior logs are named Bfx.log, where x increases as the age of the log increases.
   
User Action
To help Microsoft Product Support Services track down the problem, create log files. See Knowledge Base articles Q163032 and Q168906 for more information. To create Ap*.log files, in the Diagnostics Logging tab of the Server Properties dialog box, select MSExchangeMTA and set the logging level of the Interoperability and Interface categories to Maximum. To create Bf*.log files, set the logging level of the APDU and X.400 Service categories to Maximum.Save all MTA log files (mtadata\*.log), Event Viewer output, and database files. Contact Microsoft Product Support Services.You can enable text event log files (Ev*.log) by modifying the Registry. Contact Microsoft Product Support Services for assistance.

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An interoperability error occurred with entity {object name}. A reliable transport service element (RTSE) error occurred. Reliable Transport (RT)-Turn service was received on a monolog connection. Control block index {index name}. [{value}{value}{value}{value}] (14)

Details
Product: Exchange
Event ID: 1132
Source: MSExchangeMTA
Version: 6.0
Component: Message Transfer Agent
Symbolic Name: MTA01132
Message: An interoperability error occurred with entity {object name}. A reliable transport service element (RTSE) error occurred. Reliable Transport (RT)-Turn service was received on a monolog connection. Control block index {index name}. [{value}{value}{value}{value}] (14)
   
Explanation
The diagnostics logging levels of the message transfer agent (MTA) Interface and Interoperability categories should be increased to create interoperability logs.These logs are text logs that consist of the binary contents of communication among MTAs in different sites and between MTA and client applications within a site. They are stored in the \Exchsrvr\Mtadata directory. The current log is always named Bf0.log. Prior logs are named Bfx.log, where x increases as the age of the log increases.
   
User Action
To help Microsoft Product Support Services track down the problem, create log files. See Knowledge Base articles Q163032 and Q168906 for more information. To create Ap*.log files, in the Diagnostics Logging tab of the Server Properties dialog box, select MSExchangeMTA and set the logging level of the Interoperability and Interface categories to Maximum. To create Bf*.log files, set the logging level of the APDU and X.400 Service categories to Maximum.Save all MTA log files (mtadata\*.log), Event Viewer output, and database files. Contact Microsoft Product Support Services.You can enable text event log files (Ev*.log) by modifying the Registry. Contact Microsoft Product Support Services for assistance.

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An interoperability error occurred with entity {object name}. A reliable transport service element (RTSE) error occurred. The requested service is out of the valid range. Control block index {index name}. [{value}{value}{value}{value}] (14)

Details
Product: Exchange
Event ID: 1129
Source: MSExchangeMTA
Version: 6.0
Component: Message Transfer Agent
Symbolic Name: MTA01129
Message: An interoperability error occurred with entity {object name}. A reliable transport service element (RTSE) error occurred. The requested service is out of the valid range. Control block index {index name}. [{value}{value}{value}{value}] (14)
   
Explanation
The diagnostics logging levels of the message transfer agent (MTA) Interface and Interoperability categories should be increased to create interoperability logs.These logs are text logs that consist of the binary contents of communication among MTAs in different sites and between MTA and client applications within a site. They are stored in the \Exchsrvr\Mtadata directory. The current log is always named Bf0.log. Prior logs are named Bfx.log, where x increases as the age of the log increases.
   
User Action
To help Microsoft Product Support Services track down the problem, create log files. See Knowledge Base articles Q163032 and Q168906 for more information. To create Ap*.log files, in the Diagnostics Logging tab of the Server Properties dialog box, select MSExchangeMTA and set the logging level of the Interoperability and Interface categories to Maximum. To create Bf*.log files, set the logging level of the APDU and X.400 Service categories to Maximum.Save all MTA log files (mtadata\*.log), Event Viewer output, and database files. Contact Microsoft Product Support Services.You can enable text event log files (Ev*.log) by modifying the Registry. Contact Microsoft Product Support Services for assistance.

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An interoperability error occurred with {object name}. Utility error. The called (responder) address is not valid. Control block index {index name}. [{value}{value}{value}{value}] (14)

Details
Product: Exchange
Event ID: 1116
Source: MSExchangeMTA
Version: 6.0
Component: Message Transfer Agent
Symbolic Name: MTA01116
Message: An interoperability error occurred with {object name}. Utility error. The called (responder) address is not valid. Control block index {index name}. [{value}{value}{value}{value}] (14)
   
Explanation
The diagnostics logging levels of the message transfer agent (MTA) interface and interoperability categories should be increased to create interoperability logs.These logs are text logs that consist of the binary contents of communication among MTAs in different sites and between MTA and client applications within a site. They are stored in the \Exchsrvr\Mtadata directory. The current log is always named Bf0.log. Prior logs are named Bfx.log, where x increases as the age of the log increases.
   
User Action
To help Microsoft Product Support Services track down the problem, create log files. For more information, see Knowledge Base articles Q163032 and Q168906. To create Ap*.log files, in the Diagnostics Logging tab of the Server Properties dialog box, select MSExchangeMTA and set the logging level of the Interoperability and Interface categories to Maximum. To create Bf*.log files, set the logging level of the APDU and X.400 Service categories to Maximum.Save all MTA log files (mtadata\*.log), Event Viewer output, and database files. Contact Microsoft Product Support Services.You can enable text event log files (Ev*.log) by modifying the Registry. Contact Microsoft Product Support Services for assistance.

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Why are Real Time Network Analytics so important?

By: Gautam Chanda, GPLM DC Networking, HPE

In today’s world of hyper speed business decisions and need to be agile enough to stay ahead of the competition, match or exceed new market demands, and manage demanding customer expectations, your customer facing application behavior will succeed or fail based primarily on its performance.

This puts a tremendous responsibility on Network Engineers (aka Network Operators) in Enterprises and HyperScale Data Centers as most of the unexplained application performance shortfalls result from an underlying network infrastructure not providing proper performance and scale on demand, or it was not adequately designed for optimum application performance. The Network Operators will have to ensure that their networks are responsive, “always on” and capable of meeting the ever-growing demand from applications they run. Providing operators with deeper instrumentation and telemetry data about the network help operators diagnose network issues, plan and fine-tune the network to provide improved performance and make optimal use of network resources.

One of the main causes of these unexplained application performance issues stems from latency caused by underlying network congestion. Among the causes of a network, congestion is an elusive type of network congestion called “Microburst.” As the name suggest “microbursts” are sub-second periods of time when major bursts of network usage occur at line rate and can temporarily overflow the switch buffers and cause packet loss or backpressure.

Traditionally “congestion” has been associated with switch ports being utilized at close to line rate. In a congestion scenario, packets can be dropped by the switch or flows may backpressure due to lack of buffer space. However, a more recent analysis has uncovered the existence of these “microbursts” occurring more frequently than we may have guessed and there was no good way to detect them, resulting in network engineers looking for the proverbial “needle in a haystack” to find the causes of unexpected application performance issues in their network.

Typically, these “microbursts” do not last long enough to be detected by traditional switch counters such as SNMP or port statistics. This is because traditional tools used to monitor network traffic patterns, such as RMON and SNMP, have been based on a polling model where data is typically collected at one second or longer intervals. What about the events that will occur within these polling intervals? With the evolution to 100GbE attachment in the data center, within even a one-second interval a 100GbE interface could go from idle to forwarding over 280 million packets and back again. In a traditional SNMP/RMON polling model this 280 million packet burst can become invisible.

Let’s look at the potential business impact of these microbursts in a High-Frequency Trading (HFT) environment:

  • In a NetworkingWorld article, Charles Thompson – NI manager of system engineering, stated “When trading floors open at 9:30 am Eastern time, their networks are flooded with a ridiculous number of trades that have been queued up since the night before. To analyze performance issues, network managers often have to break out a one-second period into smaller, microscopic intervals. So, they’ll chop up the one-second interval into 100-millisecond intervals, 10-millisecond intervals, or 5-microsecond intervals for investigations. When you get to a sub-second resolution, it’s referred to as a microburst. It’s a small period of time when a major burst of usage occurred…….But, we’ve had many customers requiring 100-microsecond increments, who will take advantage of this drill down capability.”
  • An InformationWeek article stated, “A 1-millisecond advantage in trading applications can be worth $100 million a year to a major brokerage firm.”

Networks are critical to the business as they deliver applications and services to the rest of the organization. Networks must have high performance, low latency, reliability and security. Network/data center downtime is expensive and impacts the business outcome. By proactively detecting these elusive networks microburst allows the network operators to run their network at the most optimum performance level.

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Learn more about the HPE FlexFabric 5950 100G TOR (Top of the Rack) Switch. This switch will provide the capability of detecting these elusive microbursts by embedding BroadviewTM Instrumentation analytics in the switch.

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