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Quorum & High Avaialabilty Questions

    Question

  • We have Exchange 2007 SP1 on a Windows 2008 Enterprise Server 64-bit SP2.

    We need to enable clustering.

    1. What is the best type of clustering to setup keeping in mind the other node will be within the same site.

    2.what is the best quorum model for this clustering.

    Thank You

    Philip

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012 1:07 PM

Answers

  • Hi Philip

    Your choices are single copy cluster and continuous cluster replication - deciding between these could come down to a number of factors so making a recomendation with the information you have supplied is not possible.

    The options are detailed here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124721%28v=exchg.80%29.aspx

    Cheers, Steve

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012 3:00 PM
  • I would Suggest to Upgrade to SP3 so that after getting into Cluster , you won't have much issues regards "UPGRADE"

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    Go for CCR - Cluster Continous Replication

    Thats the Good High Availability in Exchange 2007

    Active - Passive Model


    Satheshwaran Manoharan | Exchange 2003/2007/2010 | Blog:http://www.careexchange.in | Please mark it as an answer if it really helps you

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012 4:15 PM

All replies

  • Hi Philip

    Your choices are single copy cluster and continuous cluster replication - deciding between these could come down to a number of factors so making a recomendation with the information you have supplied is not possible.

    The options are detailed here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124721%28v=exchg.80%29.aspx

    Cheers, Steve

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012 3:00 PM
  • I would Suggest to Upgrade to SP3 so that after getting into Cluster , you won't have much issues regards "UPGRADE"

    ==

    Go for CCR - Cluster Continous Replication

    Thats the Good High Availability in Exchange 2007

    Active - Passive Model


    Satheshwaran Manoharan | Exchange 2003/2007/2010 | Blog:http://www.careexchange.in | Please mark it as an answer if it really helps you

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012 4:15 PM
  • Can you migrate to Exchange 2010 instead? Much more robust, and Exchange 2007 is now in extended Microsoft support.

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012 6:17 PM
  • Good advice from all here!

    I'll change the wording on SP3 though, and make that a requirement.  SP1 and SP2 are out of support (and have been for a loooong time). 

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmilne/archive/2012/03/26/exchange-2007-service-pack-3-is-required.aspx


    Cheers, Rhoderick NOTICE: My posts are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose.

    Thursday, May 03, 2012 2:04 AM