Saturday, June 16, 2007

Migrating exchange 2003 clusters to Exchange 2007 clusters

Since exchange 2007 become more popular I decided to start yet another series. In this series, I will show you how to:
1. How to use VMware virtual server to install 64bit OS, exchange server 2003 cluster.
2. Prep exchange 2003 for testing.
3. Install first exchange 2007 (CAS and HTR)
4. How to use 2007 OWA to access mailboxes in exchange 2003.
5. Install exchange 2007 NLB.
6. Install exchange 2007 back end clusters.
7. Migrating things
8. Removing exchange 2003.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Step by step: Installing Antigen on Exchange 2003 cluster

1. On a active node, yes active node, install antigen 9.0

2. In the middle of setup it will ask for a shared disk's drive letter, don't put drive letter (exmaple X:), instead put name of the sharted disk, in our lab that is "Disk x:".

If you put actual disk letter (X:) you will receive

Failed to get EVS Info.GetMSCSEVSInfo: An Active node of an Active/Passive MSCS cluster is found, but not match for the shared drive is found.

3. Follow the instructions and finish.

4. Install Antigen on every active node.

5. Install Antigen on every passive node.

6. Done.

Step by step: How to install exchange 2003 cluster part XIIII

Simulating the quorum disk failure

1. Turn off both EXBE01 and EXBE02.
2. Edit each machine and remove the Quorum disk (Q:).
3. Start EXBE01 and EXBE02.
4. Cluster service won't start.
5. Turn off both EXBE01 and EXBE02.
6. Add a new SCSI shared disk.
7. Turn on EXBE01.
8. Format the new disk and lable it is as S:.
9. ON EXBE01, go to the "service" change "cluster" service to "manual".
10. From the command line execute "net start clussvc /fixquorum" .
11. Start the cluster admin GUI and add a new resource (physical disk) S: and assign it as a new quorum disk, and make groups online.
12. Change cluster service to "Automatic" start.
13. Reboot EXBE01, and check to see if the cluster is running.
14. Start EXBE02.