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Script Request (CAS failover for the poor) Single stretched AD site 2 Subnets RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have found a few scripts in my searches.  But have not found one that meets my needs.  I am in no way a scripter which I think I need to work on but was wondering if I could get some help with this.  We are not using a HW load balancer and at this time I am fine with using an A record.  If you have any recommendations about our config please let me know as I am open to suggestions.

    Site info:

    A record for CAS Array is cas.domain.com currently pointing to 192.168.0.7 (which is the IP of the Exchange Server in Ste A)

    We run two subnets separated by a point to point Lan extension, this link is protected by redundant connections.

    Site A (192.168.0.x) hosts 1 EX2010 Server with all roles and the FSW (2 Dc’s both GC)

    Site B (192.168.150.x) hosts 1 EX2010 Server with all roles (1 DC which is also a GC)

     

    Goals for script:

    Basically I want to protect myself against server failure and power loss which we tend to have a lot of at Site A (Servers are UPS but I only keep them up for 30 minutes before a start failover procedure).

    I would like to run a ping monitor IP on each of my Exchange Active/Active configuration and fail Exchange over after monitor fails for more than x amount of times (Have DNS update for my created cas.domain.com A record to the server that is online.

     

    Nice to have: 

    When other server comes back online have it take over as A record for cas.domain.com. 

    Have DAG use mailbox specified as “Activation Preference” after it resynchronizes.

     

    Thanks for your time.


    • Edited by smothersell Monday, March 21, 2011 2:56 PM More info
    Monday, March 21, 2011 2:53 PM

Answers

  • Hi Smothersell,

    Sorry for not familiar with scripts, I would suggest that you could post it on the development queue, and you will get more help from  there.

    Regards!
    Gavin

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    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Thursday, April 7, 2011 9:20 AM
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 9:59 AM
  • A local Microsoft solution provider might be a good place to start.
    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Thursday, April 7, 2011 9:20 AM
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:18 PM

All replies

  • You're really asking for a lot in a forum such as this.  Personally, I wouldn't invest the time it would take to do this justice for free.
    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Monday, March 21, 2011 3:32 PM
  • That is completely fair.  Who would you suggest I contact for "paid" script with instructions? 
    Monday, March 21, 2011 4:56 PM
  • Hi Smothersell,

    Sorry for not familiar with scripts, I would suggest that you could post it on the development queue, and you will get more help from  there.

    Regards!
    Gavin

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Thursday, April 7, 2011 9:20 AM
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 9:59 AM
  • A local Microsoft solution provider might be a good place to start.
    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Thursday, April 7, 2011 9:20 AM
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:18 PM
  • Okay thanks to both of you.
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:25 PM