Installing Exchange 2007 on the Active Node
It's time to install the Exchange Server 2007 binaries on each node. We'll start with EDFS07, which is the active node. To do so:
- Double-click Setup.exe on the network share or the DVD media containing the Exchange 2007 setup files.
- The Exchange Server 2007 Installation Wizard splash screen will launch, and as you can see in Figure 8.66, Step 1: Install .NET Framework 2.0, Step 2: Install Microsoft Management Console (MMC), and Step 3: Install Windows PowerShell have already been completed.
- Now select Custom Exchange Server Installation (see Figure 8.67) and click Next.
- Check Active Clustered Mailbox Role as shown in Figure 8.68 and click Next.
- Now select Cluster Continuous Replication, then specify a name for the mailbox server (the name you want your Outlook clients to connect to) and a unique IP address on your public network. Finally, specify the path for the clustered mailbox server database files (which in the example is E:) or use the default path (see Figure 8.69).
If you're installing CCR in a production environment, you should keep the transaction log files and database on separate disks, but if you're deploying CCR in a test environment, you simply use the default path.
- Let the readiness check complete, and if no issues are found, click Next to begin the installation.
|Note: If you have installed Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 on each node, you need to download Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0 and install it manually (by following the link in Step 2). But since I'm using Windows 2003 R2 Servers in my environment, the MMC 3.0 is installed by default.|
Click Step 4: Install Microsoft Exchange. Then click Next and accept the License Agreement. Click Next once again. Decide whether you want to enable error reporting or not (it's a good idea to enable this function, since the Exchange Product Group will receive any obscure errors you should experience in your CCR setup), then click Next.
The Exchange Server 2007 Installation Wizard will now copy the needed Exchange files, install and configure the Mailbox Role, and finally create and configure the clustered mailbox server resources locally and create the object in Active Directory. After all steps have been completed, untick Exit Setup and open Exchange System Manager (yes, this will be corrected in a later build), then click Finish. We don't want to open the EMC just yet; we'll install Exchange on the second node first.
Installing Exchange 2007 on the Passive Node
Log on to EDFS08 with a domain admin account and do the same steps as we did when installing Exchange Server 2007 on EDFS07. The only difference is that you should select Passive Clustered Mailbox Role instead of Active Clustered Mailbox Role, as shown in Figure 8.70.
Managing an Exchange 2007 Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) setup
Part 1: Exchange 2007 Cluster Continuous Replication requirements
Part 2: Setting up Cluster Continuous Replication in Exchange 2007
Part 3: Creating a Windows 2003 cluster for an Exchange 2007 CCR setup
Part 4: Using a file share witness with Exchange 2007 CCR
Part 5: Enable the Transport Dumpster on the Hub Transport server
Part 6: Installing Exchange 2007 on the active node and passive node
Part 7: Testing clustered mailbox server functionality in a CCR setup
Part 8: Exchange 2007 Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) setup overview
|This chapter excerpt from How to Cheat at Configuring Exchange Server 2007: Including Outlook Web, Mobile, and Voice Access , by Henrik Walther, is printed with permission from Syngress, a division of Elsevier, Copyright 2007.
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