Folks I am newbie to Clustering, by the I successfully migrated exchange 2003 to 2007 and AD 2003 to 2008 in production. I want to deploy CCR in production, before i do that i want to test in production, could any one tell me where exactly i need to begin to testing lab. With best regards siddu sajjan : Disclaimer: This posting is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
July 2nd, 2010 7:17am
Hi , You can find good step by step documents at Exchange TechNet and at MSExchange.org site. Here are some of the links... Installing Cluster Continuous Replication on Windows Server 2003 (Look for all sub-topics also) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997144.aspx Installing, Configuring and Testing an Exchange 2007 Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) Based Mailbox Server (Part 1) http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Installing-Configuring-Testing-Exchange-2007-Cluster-Continuous-Replication-Based-Mailbox-Server-Part2.html Installing Cluster Continuous Replication on Windows Server 2008 (Look for all sub-topics also) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb629714.aspx Deploying an Exchange 2007 SP1 CCR Cluster on a Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster – Part 1: Prerequisites & Configuring the failover cluster nodes http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/high-availability-recovery/deploying-exchange-2007-sp1-ccr-cluster-windows-server-2008-failover-cluster-part1.html Managing Standby Continuous Replication (Look for all sub-topics also) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb676502.aspx Clustered Continuous Replication Failover with Standby Continuous Replication (Part 1) http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/high-availability-recovery/clustered-continuous-replication-failover-standby-continuous-replication-part1.html Regards. Shafaquat Ali. M.C.I.T.P Exchange 2007/2010, M.C.I.T.P Windows Server 2008, M.C.T.S OCS Server 2007 R2
July 2nd, 2010 8:25am
Hi, Shafaquat has provided you enough information for go ahead. You can use virtual LAB using VM GSX or Hyper -V to setup LAB. Also microsoft virtual PC is good tool for test LAB. Try to install same model of servers and role as you have in your production for exchage 2003 and coming CCR node.Anil
July 2nd, 2010 9:30am