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How to create two connectors in exchange server 2003 with same cost RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have an exchange 2003   and two email gateways. My intension is to provide load balancing for outbund emails from exchange server to internet. S i need to create two connectors. First connector will forward to first gateway and second connector will forward to second gateway. Both have address space * and cost is 1.I think then mails will flow tho both connectors.....

    Is it possiblw and work load balancing???

    Saturday, April 7, 2012 10:36 AM

Answers

  • You can either create two connectors or create a single connector and list both smart hosts on the same connector.

    It doesn't load balance though, it simply does round robin.

    Simon


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.

    Saturday, April 7, 2012 12:05 PM
  • On Sat, 7 Apr 2012 12:09:07 +0000, Joseph varghese wrote:
     
    >how can i make load balancing for connector???
     
    No matter how many SMTP connectors or virtual servers you have they
    all use the same IP address on the machine. There's no "load
    balancing" built in to Exchange, just "round robin" if you use
    multiple smart hosts on the same connector.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Saturday, April 7, 2012 6:05 PM

All replies

  • You can either create two connectors or create a single connector and list both smart hosts on the same connector.

    It doesn't load balance though, it simply does round robin.

    Simon


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.

    Saturday, April 7, 2012 12:05 PM
  • how can i make load balancing for connector???

    Saturday, April 7, 2012 12:09 PM
  • On Sat, 7 Apr 2012 12:09:07 +0000, Joseph varghese wrote:
     
    >how can i make load balancing for connector???
     
    No matter how many SMTP connectors or virtual servers you have they
    all use the same IP address on the machine. There's no "load
    balancing" built in to Exchange, just "round robin" if you use
    multiple smart hosts on the same connector.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Saturday, April 7, 2012 6:05 PM
  • Hi,

    You can deploy a single send connector with multiple smart hosts.

    As far as I know, when you configure that way, the send connector uses them in a rotating order, so that the smart hosts forward email equally.

    Thanks,

    Evan Liu

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    Evan Liu

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    Monday, April 9, 2012 6:57 AM
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  • Hi,

    Any updates on this issue?

    Thanks,

    Evan Liu

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    Evan Liu

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    Tuesday, April 10, 2012 7:11 AM
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