Using 2 IMC Servers and 2 SMTP Relay

  • From: Dêniz Feital (Chiptek) <dfeital@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 14:45:36 -0300

        Hi everyone.

        I have a question about IMC and SMTP Relay.

        I am doing some changes in my Exchange Organization. In the future,
it will have 2 sites, 2 imc and 2 smtp relay, These sites will be in
diferent geografic locations.

        I am planning to put one imc in each site, and one smtp relay for
each site as well, in a dmz zone.

        My question is: I want users from site A use as much as they can the
imc in site A and this imc in site A use as much as it can the smtp relay in
site A. The same thing for site B. If one smtp relay falls, the imc should
use the smtp relay in the other site.

        I think I know how to do it about users using the first imc, but I
am not sure how to do it for imc use one smtp relay and if the smtp relay is
down, it must to use the second smtp relay, instead of waiting for the first
one go up again.

        I know I should use dns instead of ip address in imc, connections,
message delivery, but how to do it? Should I creat a fqdn for both smtp
relays, using A record? Which is my garantee the site one will always use
the first smtp relay, instead of using one of them each time? I am kind of
confused here.

        Any ideas?

        Thanks All

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>       Dêniz Feital
>       GIC - Chiptek / Vésper 
>       Tel (11) 3489-7730
>       Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

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