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having 4 exchange servers in one domain RRS feed

  • Question

  • We currently have 2 exchange 2007 servers in our domain that seem to work well. Is there any caveats for adding 2 more servers for replication and HA reasons that I need to know about about?

    Essentially we will have

    exchange A -> C
    exchange B -> D

    Thanks for any light you can shine. We do plan on upgrading to Exchange 2013 at some point in 2013 but have to get this working before then due to time constraints.

    Thanks!

    Wednesday, December 5, 2012 3:45 PM

Answers

  • We have our business requirements defined internally . Due to other unseen issues we are having to move quicker than we would like. 

    We will be going to 2013 but from my understanding there will be a patch released in the near future for users on 2007 so they can migrate? We are on SP3 already. If this is true then we will have to wait regardless.

    So the question is any issues with having 4 Exchange 2007 servers running in an environment under one domain?

    Oh sure, you can do that with 2007. CCR/SCR. But as much as an improvement as those technologies were when compared to the old cluster stuff in Exchange 2003, 2010.2013 is much improved.

    Hopefully the rollup that will allow installing 2013 into an existing 2007 org will be avail eearly nexy year!

    • Proposed as answer by wendy_liu Wednesday, December 12, 2012 6:34 AM
    Friday, December 7, 2012 1:46 PM
  • I Would define the business requirements first:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123523(v=exchg.80).aspx

    High Availability Strategies

    But to tell you the truth, with the support of 2007 waning, I would move towards 2010 or 2013 and not spend energy trying to do this with 2007.

    • Marked as answer by wendy_liu Thursday, December 13, 2012 3:29 AM
    Thursday, December 6, 2012 8:18 PM

All replies

  • WHat sort of replication?
    Wednesday, December 5, 2012 3:52 PM
  • 1 for 1.... Rather not have to touch the server should it go down...

    My biggest question is having 4 servers in the mix anything special while installing exchange on teh new servers I need to worry with as to not stop production?

    Thursday, December 6, 2012 6:19 PM
  • I Would define the business requirements first:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123523(v=exchg.80).aspx

    High Availability Strategies

    But to tell you the truth, with the support of 2007 waning, I would move towards 2010 or 2013 and not spend energy trying to do this with 2007.

    • Marked as answer by wendy_liu Thursday, December 13, 2012 3:29 AM
    Thursday, December 6, 2012 8:18 PM
  • We have our business requirements defined internally . Due to other unseen issues we are having to move quicker than we would like. 

    We will be going to 2013 but from my understanding there will be a patch released in the near future for users on 2007 so they can migrate? We are on SP3 already. If this is true then we will have to wait regardless.

    So the question is any issues with having 4 Exchange 2007 servers running in an environment under one domain?

    Friday, December 7, 2012 12:57 PM
  • We have our business requirements defined internally . Due to other unseen issues we are having to move quicker than we would like. 

    We will be going to 2013 but from my understanding there will be a patch released in the near future for users on 2007 so they can migrate? We are on SP3 already. If this is true then we will have to wait regardless.

    So the question is any issues with having 4 Exchange 2007 servers running in an environment under one domain?

    Oh sure, you can do that with 2007. CCR/SCR. But as much as an improvement as those technologies were when compared to the old cluster stuff in Exchange 2003, 2010.2013 is much improved.

    Hopefully the rollup that will allow installing 2013 into an existing 2007 org will be avail eearly nexy year!

    • Proposed as answer by wendy_liu Wednesday, December 12, 2012 6:34 AM
    Friday, December 7, 2012 1:46 PM