Ask the Expert

How can I build fault tolerance into my Exchange server setup?

If a second Exchange Server 2000 is brought into a single organization, what is the best way to deploy it in order to offer fault tolerance for a company's mail system?

    Requires Free Membership to View

Independent Exchange 2000 servers don't provide fault tolerance by themselves. Rather, you need to build fault tolerance into your design. This involves the use of multiple processors, error-correcting memory, RAID storage, redundant power supplies, etc. What you really want to look into is clustering Exchange. Cluster provides high-availability, and you'll build your cluster with fault-tolerance in mind. Have a look at Deploying Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server clusters for details on deploying Exchange 2000 clusters.

Editor's Note: You can check out Scott Schnoll's Clustering Exchange 2000 webcast or read his follow-up questions.

This was first published in January 2003

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: