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Moving the location of the Edge server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Background:

    • I am running Exchange 2010 in native mode
    • I have multiple AD sites connected via WAN
    • I have two sites each with an Exchange CAS, HT, Mailbox server
    • I have one Edge server in the DMZ at one of the sites
    • I am planning the move of the primary internet link to the site where the other Exchange server resides
    • The IP address of the Edge server will change

    Questions:

    1. What is the best way to plan/implement the move of the Edge server? (I understand there will be some down time)
    2. Would it be best to bring up a second Edge server at the new site, or simply move the existing one?
    3. As for Exchange communications, will I just need to remove the existing Edge subscription and create a new one once the server is at the new site?  The IP address of the Edge server will change--will this be a problem?

    Thanks for any input on how best to plan this move.

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:59 PM

Answers

  • I would recommend option 2. Install and make everything ready. Use the edge clone script to have the same configuration of first edge including the edge subscription. Change the MX record/Smart host pointing the new Edge on a week end and monitor how it works. Adjust the send connector for internet emails to use the new edge.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996008.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998622.aspx

    After successful testing, you can break the edge subscription with old edge and decommission that server.


    Shaba

    • Proposed as answer by emma.yoyo Friday, March 16, 2012 7:10 AM
    • Marked as answer by Eric Cagle Friday, March 16, 2012 1:12 PM
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:49 PM

All replies

  • I would recommend option 2. Install and make everything ready. Use the edge clone script to have the same configuration of first edge including the edge subscription. Change the MX record/Smart host pointing the new Edge on a week end and monitor how it works. Adjust the send connector for internet emails to use the new edge.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996008.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998622.aspx

    After successful testing, you can break the edge subscription with old edge and decommission that server.


    Shaba

    • Proposed as answer by emma.yoyo Friday, March 16, 2012 7:10 AM
    • Marked as answer by Eric Cagle Friday, March 16, 2012 1:12 PM
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:49 PM
  • Agree with Shabarinath, it is a better choice to bring up a second EDGE server.

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    Friday, March 16, 2012 7:10 AM