Configuring the cluster resource

Article:HOWTO82975  |  Created: 2012-12-04  |  Updated: 2014-06-25  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO82975
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Configuring the cluster resource

Create a new resource after Mail Security is installed on each node of the cluster. This resource provides high availability by monitoring and controlling Mail Security. Create the resource in each Clusterservername group. You must add the cluster service account to the SMSMSE Admins Group before the cluster service is restarted on the cluster nodes. The cluster service must be restarted on all the nodes of the cluster before the SMSMSE Resource is brought online. If it is not, the SMSMSE Resource may not start. For more information about how to add a cluster service to a group, see your Microsoft server documentation.

See About installing Mail Security on remote servers.

The Mail Security service on all nodes is stopped. The Mail Security service initiation is changed to manual as the Mail Security resource is created. This change occurs because the service is running under the control of the Mail Security cluster resource.

The Mail Security cluster resource is responsible for all of the following tasks:

  • Handling cluster events

  • Saving Mail Security settings for each Clusterservername to shared storage

  • Retrieving settings from shared storage and making them active on a given cluster node

  • Managing the Mail Security service

To configure the cluster resource

  1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Cluster Administrator.

  2. Select the Clusterserverinitials group and launch the New Resource Wizard.

  3. Name the resource.

    You must assign a unique name to each resource.

  4. Select Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange as the resource type, and then click Next.

  5. Choose the nodes for which you want to configure the resource, and then click Next.

    The nodes must be the same as those on which Clusterserverinitials can operate.

  6. Choose the dependencies for this resource.

    The required dependencies are as follows:

    • Physical Disk Resource (disk on which the settings are saved)

    • Clusterserverinitials Network Name Resource

  7. Repeat steps 2 through 6 for each Clusterserverinitials server group.

To configure the cluster resource on Windows 2008 Server

  1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Failover Cluster Management.

  2. Right-click the Clusterserverinitials group and click Add a resource > More resources > Add Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange.

  3. Select Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange as the resource type.

  4. Choose the dependencies for this resource.

    The required dependencies are as follows:

    • Physical Disk Resource (disk on which the settings are saved)

    • Clusterserverinitials Network Name Resource

  5. To set dependencies and nodes, right-click the resource and select Properties.

  6. Under the Dependencies tab, add Physical Disk Resource and Clusterserverinitials Network Name Resource.

  7. Under the Advanced Policies tab, select the nodes for which you want to configure the resource.

    The nodes must be the same as those on which Clusterserverinitials can operate.

  8. Select Apply and OK.

  9. Repeat steps 2 through 8 for each Clusterserverinitials server group.


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