RE: Exchange 2003 Cluster

  • From: "Shawn Moua" <smoua@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 08:51:03 -0800

Hi,

We are currently running an active/passive Exchange 2003 E on Windows
2003 E with two Dell PowerEdge 2650s and Dell/EMC CX200 shared storage.
The setup works real well for our purpose and real easy to configure as
well.  Here's a quick setup of my system.

Local Disks (Raid 1):
C: System/Programs
P: Paging

Shared Disks (Raid 5):
Z: Exchange Database

Shared Disks (Raid 1):
L: Exchange Log Files

Shared Disks (Raid 1):
Q: Quorum

Thanks,
Shawn.

-----Original Message-----
From: William T. Holmes [mailto:wtholmes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 7:04 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
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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