[ExchangeList] Re: Installing Exchange Cluster on EMC SAN

  • From: "Nardini, Steve" <Steve.Nardini@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 14:35:17 -0500

http://www.msexchange.org
-------------------------------------------------------I've been running 
Exchange 2003 Active/Active Cluster on an EMC Clariion
CX600 SAN for almost 3 years now - with about zero down time.

There is some documentation on EMC's site about RAID
configuration/sizing/etc - but as we all know, it'll take you 4 years to
follow the calculations.

Yes, guidelines have operating system on the internal hard drives.
Create LUNs on the SAN for Log files (RAID 5) and Data files (RAID 1/0
is best, RAID 5 is what most do.)  On the SAN, depending on
configuration, split it all up as best as possible along with the other
machines connected to the SAN.  "Spread the wealth" is the best way to
put it.

Oh and installing the Exchange Cluster isn't the easiest thing in the
world, but it can be done correctly - even after 3 tries.  If ya run
into troubles, don't be afraid to ask for help.

Steve N.
 

-----Original Message-----
From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John B
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 8:55 AM
To: ExchangeSparklist; MSExchange.org
Subject: [ExchangeList] Installing Exchange Cluster on EMC SAN

http://www.msexchange.org
-------------------------------------------------------Does anyone have
any recommendations on how to install an Exchange server on a EMC SAN
solution?  I'm just trying to gather all opinions and see what direction
I should go with on this install.

The install will consist of Exchange 2003 cluster
(active/passive) We have no limits on mail storage
(requirement) and no limits on message size
(requirement)

I'm looking for the fastest and the most reliable solution.  I know I
don't have all the details for you regarding the SAN and I don't have
them all exactly either since I just started here. So just give me your
best estimate. :)

Thank you,

John B.

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