Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions 5.1 SP1 HA and DR Solutions Guide for Microsoft Exchange - Windows

Article:DOC2454  |  Created: 2010-08-12  |  Updated: 2010-08-12  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC2454
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Table of Contents:
Introduction
Introducing Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions for Microsoft Exchange
About the solutions guides
About high availability
About campus clusters
About replicated data clusters
About disaster recovery
How this guide is organized
Using the Solutions Configuration Center
About the Solutions Configuration Center
Starting the Configuration Center
Available options from the Configuration Center
About running the Configuration Center wizards
Following the workflow in the Configuration Center
Solutions wizard logs
High Availability
High availability for Exchange: Overview
What is high availability?
Why implement a high availability solution?
How the VCS application agent makes Microsoft Exchange highly available
Typical HA configurations for Exchange
Deploying SFW HA for high availability: New installation
Tasks for a new HA installation of Microsoft Exchange
Reviewing the requirements
Disk space requirements
Requirements for Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows (SFW HA)
Supported Exchange 2003 versions
System requirements for SFW HA
Network requirements for SFW HA
Permission requirements for SFW HA
Additional requirements for SFW HA
Best practices for SFW HA
Reviewing the configuration
IP addresses required during configuration
Sample configuration
Configuring the storage hardware and network
Preparing the forest and domain
Configuring SFW HA: Prior to installing Exchange
Installing Veritas Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Setting Windows driver signing options
Installing Symantec Trusted certificate for unsigned drivers
Installing Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Resetting the driver signing options
Configuring disk groups and volumes
Creating a disk group
Creating volumes
Managing disk groups and volumes
Importing a disk group and mounting a volume
Unmounting a volume and deporting a disk group
Configuring the cluster
Configuring Web console
Configuring notification
Installing Exchange on the first node
Exchange pre-installation: First node
Exchange installation: First node
Exchange post-installation: First node
Moving Exchange databases to shared storage
Installing Exchange on additional nodes
Exchange pre-installation: Additional nodes
Exchange installation: Additional nodes
Exchange post-installation: Additional nodes
Configuring the Exchange service group for VCS
Prerequisites
Verifying the cluster configuration
Configuring the Cluster Management Console connection
Prerequisites for installing the cluster connector
Installing the cluster connector on Windows clusters
Configuring the cluster connector
Deploying SFW HA for high availability: Standalone Exchange servers
Reviewing the requirements
Disk space requirements
Requirements for Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows (SFW HA)
Supported Exchange 2003 versions
System requirements for SFW HA
Network requirements for SFW HA
Permission requirements for SFW HA
Additional requirements for SFW HA
Best practices for SFW HA
Reviewing the configuration
Scenario I
Scenario II
Sample configuration
Configuring the network and storage
Installing Veritas Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Setting Windows driver signing options
Installing Symantec Trusted certificate for unsigned drivers
Installing Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Resetting the driver signing options
Configuring disk groups and volumes
Considerations for converting existing shared storage to cluster disk groups and volumes
Creating a disk group
Creating volumes
Managing disk groups and volumes
Importing a disk group and mounting a volume
Unmounting a volume and deporting a disk group
Converting the standalone Exchange server into a clusteredŽ Exchange server
Adding the standalone Exchange server to a cluster
Prerequisites for a new cluster
Creating a new cluster and adding nodes
Configuring Web console
Configuring notification
Prerequisites for adding nodes to an existing cluster
Adding nodes to an existing cluster
Moving Exchange databases to shared storage
Installing Exchange on additional nodes
Exchange pre-installation: Additional nodes
Exchange installation: Additional nodes
Exchange post-installation: Additional nodes
Configuring the Exchange service group for VCS
Prerequisites
Verifying the cluster configuration
Deploying SFW HA for high availability: Configuring a new any-to- any failover
Reviewing the configuration
Any-to-any configuration
Configuring failover nodes for additional Exchange instances
Sample configuration
Reviewing the requirements
Disk space requirements
Requirements for Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows (SFW HA)
Supported Exchange 2003 versions
System requirements for SFW HA
Network requirements for SFW HA
Permission requirements for SFW HA
Additional requirements for SFW HA
Best practices for SFW HA
Configuring the storage hardware and network
Preparing the forest and domain
Installing Veritas Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Setting Windows driver signing options
Installing Symantec Trusted certificate for unsigned drivers
Installing Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Resetting the driver signing options
Configuring the cluster
Configuring Web console
Configuring notification
Configuring the first Exchange virtual server
Configuring disk groups and volumes
Creating a disk group
Creating volumes
Managing disk groups and volumes
Importing a disk group and mounting a volume
Unmounting a volume and deporting a disk group
Installing Exchange on the first node
Exchange pre-installation: First node
Exchange installation: First node
Exchange post-installation: First node
Moving Exchange databases to shared storage
Installing Exchange on additional nodes
Exchange pre-installation: Additional nodes
Exchange installation: Additional nodes
Exchange post-installation: Additional nodes
Configuring the Exchange service group for VCS
Prerequisites
Verifying the cluster configuration
Configuring another Exchange virtual server for an any-to-any failover
Configuring disk groups and volumes
Managing disk groups and volumes
Importing a disk group and mounting a volume
Unmounting a volume and deporting a disk group
Installing Exchange on the first node of an additional Exchange virtual server
Exchange pre-installation: first node of an additional Exchange Virtual Server
Exchange installation: first node of an additional Exchange virtual server
Exchange post-installation: first node of an additional Exchange Virtual Server
Moving Exchange databases to shared storage
Specifying a common node for failover
Configuring the Exchange service group for an additional Exchange virtual server
Prerequisites
Verifying the cluster configuration
Deploying SFW HA for high availability: Converting an existing installation to any-to-any failover
Reviewing the requirements
Disk space requirements
Requirements for Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows (SFW HA)
Supported Exchange 2003 versions
System requirements for SFW HA
Network requirements for SFW HA
Permission requirements for SFW HA
Additional requirements for SFW HA
Best practices for SFW HA
Reviewing the configuration
Any-to-any configuration
Sample configuration
Configuring new nodes: prior to creating additional Exchange virtual server
Configuring the storage hardware and network
Preparing the forest and domain
Installing Veritas Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Setting Windows driver signing options
Installing Symantec Trusted certificate for unsigned drivers
Installing Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Resetting the driver signing options
Configuring the cluster
Adding a node to a cluster
Configuring disk groups and volumes
Creating a disk group
Creating volumes
Managing disk groups and volumes
Importing a disk group and mounting a volume
Unmounting a volume and deporting a disk group
Installing Exchange on the new nodes
Exchange pre-installation: First node
Exchange installation: First node
Exchange post-installation: First node
Moving Exchange databases to shared storage (EVS2)
Installing Exchange on additional nodes
Exchange pre-installation: Additional nodes
Exchange installation: Additional nodes
Exchange post-installation: Additional nodes
Specifying a common node for failover
Preparing the cluster with the any-to-any option
Configuring the Exchange service group for VCS
Prerequisites
Verifying the cluster configuration
Campus Cluster
Campus cluster for Exchange: Overview
What is a campus cluster?
Why implement a campus cluster?
What is high availability?
Why implement a high availability solution?
How the VCS application agent makes Microsoft Exchange highly available
Deploying SFW HA for Campus Cluster: New Installation
Reviewing the requirements
Disk space requirements
Requirements for Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows (SFW HA)
Supported Exchange 2003 versions
System requirements for SFW HA
Network requirements for SFW HA
Permission requirements for SFW HA
Additional requirements for SFW HA
Best practices for SFW HA
Reviewing the configuration
Campus cluster failover using the ForceImport attribute
Configuring the network and storage
Installing Veritas Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Setting Windows driver signing options
Installing Symantec Trusted certificate for unsigned drivers
Installing Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Resetting the driver signing options
Configuring the cluster
Configuring Web console
Configuring notification
Configuring disk groups and volumes
Configuring the disks and volumes
Considerations when creating new volumes
Creating a dynamic (cluster) disk group
Creating a volume
Managing disk groups and volumes
Importing a disk group and mounting a volume
Unmounting a volume and deporting a disk group
Preparing the forest and domain
Installing Exchange on the first node
Exchange pre-installation: First node
Exchange installation: First node
Exchange post-installation: First node
Moving Exchange databases to shared storage
Installing Exchange on additional nodes
Exchange pre-installation: Additional nodes
Exchange installation: Additional nodes
Exchange post-installation: Additional nodes
Configuring the Exchange service group for VCS
Prerequisites
Modifying the IP resource in the Exchange service group
Verifying the campus cluster: switching the service group
Possible tasks after creating the campus cluster
Setting the ForceImport attribute to 1 after a site failure
Replicated Data Clusters
About Replicated Data Clusters
About Replicated Data Clusters
How VCS Replicated Data Clusters work
Setting up a Replicated Data Cluster configuration
Setting up replication
Configuring the service groups
Migrating the service group
Configuring Replicated Data Clusters for Exchange
Tasks for configuring Replicated Data Clusters for Exchange Server
Reviewing the prerequisites
Requirements for Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows (SFW HA)
Supported Exchange 2003 versions
System requirements for SFW HA
Network requirements for SFW HA
Permission requirements for SFW HA
Additional requirements for SFW HA
Best practices for SFW HA
Disk space requirements
Reviewing the configuration
Sample configuration
Configuring the storage hardware and network
Preparing the forest and domain
Installing Veritas Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Setting Windows driver signing options
Installing Symantec Trusted certificate for unsigned drivers
Installing Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Configuring VxSAS
Resetting the driver signing options
Configuring the cluster
Configuring Web console
Configuring notification
Configuring cluster disk groups and volumes
Creating a cluster disk group
Creating volumes
Managing disk groups and volumes
Importing a disk group and mounting a volume
Unmounting a volume and deporting a disk group
Installing Exchange on the first node
Exchange pre-installation: First node
Exchange installation: First node
Exchange post-installation: First node
Moving Exchange databases to shared storage
Installing Exchange on additional nodes
Exchange pre-installation: Additional nodes
Exchange installation: Additional nodes
Exchange post-installation: Additional nodes
Configuring the Exchange service group for VCS
Prerequisites
Creating the primary system zone
Verifying the installation in the primary zone
Creating a parallel environment in the secondary zone
Adding the systems in the secondary zone to the cluster
Setting up the Replicated Data Sets (RDS)
Configuring a hybrid RVG service group for replication
Creating the RVG service group
Configuring the RVG service group for RDC replication
Configuring the IP and NIC resources
Configuring the VMDg resources for the disk groups
Adding the VVR RVG resources for the disk groups
Linking the VVR RVG resources to establish dependencies
Deleting the VMDg resource from the Exchange Server service group
Configuring the RVG Primary resources
Creating the RVG Primary resources
Linking the RVG Primary resources to establish dependencies
Bringing the RVG Primary resources online
Configuring the primary system zone for the RVG
Setting a dependency between the service groups
Adding the nodes from the secondary zone to the RDC
Adding the nodes from the secondary zone to the RVG service group
Configuring secondary zone nodes in the RVG service group
Configuring the IP resources for fail over
Adding the nodes from the secondary zone to the Exchange Server service group
Configuring the zones in the Exchange Server service group
Verifying the RDC configuration
Bringing the service group online
Switching online nodes
Additional instructions for GCO disaster recovery
Disaster Recovery
Disaster recovery for Exchange: Overview
What is a disaster recovery solution?
Why implement a DR solution?
Typical DR configurations for Exchange
Deploying Disaster Recovery: New Exchange Server installation
Tasks for deploying a disaster recovery active- passive configuration of Microsoft Exchange
Reviewing the requirements
Disk space requirements
Requirements for Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows (SFW HA)
Supported Exchange 2003 versions
System requirements for SFW HA
Network requirements for SFW HA
Permission requirements for SFW HA
Additional requirements for SFW HA
Best practices for SFW HA
Reviewing the configuration
Supported disaster recovery configurations for service group dependencies
Configuring the storage hardware and network
Managing disk groups and volumes
Importing a disk group and mounting a volume
Unmounting a volume and deporting a disk group
Preparing the forest and domain
Setting up the secondary site: Installing SFW HA and configuring a cluster
Installing SFW HA
Setting Windows driver signing options
Installing Symantec Trusted certificate for unsigned drivers
Installing Storage Foundation HA for Windows
Resetting the driver signing options
Configuring the cluster
Configuring Web console
Configuring notification
Verifying your primary site configuration
Setting up your replication environment
Setting up security for VVR
Requirements for EMC SRDF array-based hardware replication
Software requirements for configuring EMC SRDF
Replication requirements for EMC SRDF
Requirements for Hitachi TrueCopy array-based hardware replication
Software requirements for Hitachi TrueCopy
Replication requirements for Hitachi TrueCopy
Assigning user privileges (secure clusters only)
Configuring disaster recovery with the DR wizard
Cloning the storage on the secondary site using the DR wizard (VVR replication option)
Creating temporary storage on the secondary site using the DR wizard (array-based replication)
Installing Exchange on the first node with DR option (secondary site)
Prerequisites for installing Exchange Server
Exchange pre-installation on first node (secondary site)
Exchange installation on first node (secondary site)
Exchange post-installation on first node (secondary site)
Installing Exchange on additional nodes (secondary site)
Exchange pre-installation: Additional nodes
Exchange installation: Additional nodes
Exchange post-installation: Additional nodes
Cloning the service group configuration on to the secondary site using the DR wizard
Configuring replication and global clustering
Configuring VVR replication and global clustering
Configuring EMC SRDF replication and global clustering
Optional settings for EMC SRDF
Configuring Hitachi TrueCopy replication and global clustering
Optional settings for HTC
Configuring global clustering only
Verifying the disaster recovery configuration
Establishing secure communication within the global cluster (optional)
Adding multiple DR sites (optional)
Recovery procedures for service group dependencies
Possible task after creating the DR environment: Adding a new failover node to a VVR environment
Preparing the new node
Preparing the existing DR environment
Installing Exchange on the new node
Modifying the replication and Exchange service groups
Reversing replication direction
Deploying SFW HA for Disaster Recovery: Configuring any-to-any failover
Tasks for deploying a disaster recovery any-to-any configuration of Microsoft Exchange
Reviewing the configuration
Disaster recovery configuration
Any-to-any configuration
Sample any-to-any configuration for disaster recovery
Configuring disaster recovery for the first Exchange virtual server
Verifying your primary site configuration for an additional Exchange virtual server
Adding the user to the service group (secure clusters only)
Configuring disaster recovery for the second Exchange virtual server
Cloning the storage on the secondary site using the DR wizard
Installing Exchange on the first node of an additional EVS (secondary site)
Exchange pre-installation on first node of an additional EVS (secondary site)
Exchange installation on first node of an additional EVS (secondary site)
Exchange post-installation on first node of an additional EVS (secondary site)
Specifying a common node for failover
Preparing the cluster with the any-to-any option
Cloning the service group configuration on to the secondary site using the DR wizard
Configuring replication and global clustering
Verifying the disaster recovery configuration
Establishing secure communication within the global cluster (optional)
Possible tasks after creating the DR environment
Testing fault readiness by running a fire drill
About disaster recovery fire drills
About the Fire Drill Wizard
About Fire Drill Wizard general operations
About Fire Drill Wizard operations in a VVR environment
Preparing the fire drill configuration
Running the fire drill
Restoring the fire drill configuration
Deleting the fire drill configuration
About Fire Drill Wizard operations in a Hitachi TrueCopy or EMC SRDF environment
Preparing the fire drill configuration
Running the fire drill
Restoring the fire drill configuration
Deleting the fire drill configuration
About post-fire drill scripts
Tasks for configuring and running fire drills
Prerequisites for a fire drill
Prerequisites for a fire drill in a VVR environment
Prerequisites for a fire drill in a Hitachi TrueCopy environment
Prerequisites for a fire drill in an EMC SRDF environment
Preparing the fire drill configuration
System Selection panel details
Service Group Selection panel details
Secondary System Selection panel details
Disk Selection panel details
Hitachi TrueCopy Path Information panel details
HTCSnap Resource Configuration panel details
SRDFSnap Resource Configuration panel details
Fire Drill Preparation panel details
Running a fire drill
Post fire drill operations panel details
Recreating a fire drill configuration that has changed
Restoring the fire drill system to a prepared state
Deleting the fire drill configuration
Appendices
Deploying Disaster Recovery: Manual implementation of a new Exchange Server installation
Tasks for configuring disaster recovery
Reviewing the configuration
Verifying the primary site configuration
Setting up the SFW HA environment (secondary site)
Setting up security for VVR
Installing Exchange on the first node and additional nodes (secondary site)
Installing Exchange on the first node with DR Option (secondary site)
Exchange pre-installation on first node (secondary site)
Exchange installation on first node (secondary site)
Exchange post-installation on first node (secondary site)
Installing Exchange on additional nodes (secondary site)
Exchange pre-installation: Additional nodes
Exchange installation: additional nodes
Exchange post-installation: additional nodes
Copying the .CRK file to the primary site
Backing up and restoring the Exchange disk group
Configuring the Exchange service group for VCS (secondary site)
Prerequisites
Verifying the cluster configuration
About configuring the DR components (VVR and GCO)
Reviewing the prerequisites for configuring DR
Setting up the replicated data sets (RDS) for VVR
Creating the VVR RVG service group
Configuring the global cluster option for wide-area failover
Prerequisites
Linking clusters: Adding a remote cluster to a local cluster
Converting a local Exchange service group to a global service group
Bringing a global service group online
Administering global service groups
Taking a remote global service group offline
Switching a remote service group
Deleting a remote cluster
Establishing secure communication within the global cluster (optional)
Possible task after creating the DR Environment: Adding a new failover node
Preparing the new node
Preparing the existing DR environment
Installing Exchange on the new node
Modifying the replication and Exchange service groups
Reversing replication direction
Index

 


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