RE: Exchange 2003 Cluster

  • From: Juan Ibarra <jibarra@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 11:54:06 -0800

Thanks to all for your comments, now I feel more prepared to tackle this
beast!

Juan

-----Original Message-----
From: paul_lemonidis@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:paul_lemonidis@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 4:47 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Exchange 2003 Cluster


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Hi Juan

Just one comment. An Windows\Exchange 2003 cluster will be active\active by
default and I do not think that can be changed. To be honest why would you
not want to load balance given the amount of funds that will no doubt have
been invested in the hardware? It seems silly to have one server doing
nothing when it is capable of load balancing. That was one of the big
criticisms of Exchange 5.5 clustering as it was active\passive.

Regards,

Paul Lemonidis.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William T. Holmes" <wtholmes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 3:03 AM
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Exchange 2003 Cluster


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Hello,

You can't put your log files on a local disk. Both the databases and the Log
files have to be on shared storage.

Bill

-----Original Message-----
From: Juan Ibarra [mailto:jibarra@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 11:46 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange 2003 Cluster

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Good morning to all,

I have a few questions about an Exchange 2003 Cluster.  We are looking into
upgrading our current Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003. Right now we only have
one server, one site. For redundancy purposes we are considering an
Active/Passive cluster.

Could you please tell me a best practices for setting this up?  How will the
fail over occur if the active node goes down?

I am planning to have the log files reside on the server itself and have a
Fiber Raid Array for the DBs.  If the primary node fails how will the stand
by node handle the logs?

Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.

Juan

J

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