Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Initiating Exchange Cluster Failover

Posted on 2006-11-06
3
Medium Priority
?
592 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
Ok, tonight I need to reboot the primary node of my Exchange cluster. Should I just reboot the server, and let the cluster service take care of the failover for me, or should I manually failover to the secondary node then reboot???? If I should manually failover, using cluster administrator, what is the easiest way to do this?? I have only one EVS(exchange virtual server) Based on the speed that I need to know this, this question is worth 500 points. I have 2 hours. Thanks for any tips. Have a good day!
0
Comment
Question by:kplais1
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
cjtraman earned 2000 total points
ID: 17887301
The cluster would automatically failover to the second node if you shut down your primary node. the question is when the primatry node comes up, will the exchange application failback to the primary node. I believe if you had set preferred node as primary node, then the failback process would automatically happen. You can set period for failback so that the failback happens during non peak hours.
If preferred node is not set, then by rightclicking exchange group in cluster administrator, you can initiate move group.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:kplais1
ID: 17893651
Never mind. I figured it out. the easiest way is to do a MOVE GROUP. that failed over the cluster to the other node. did the maintenance, and failed back. all was well.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:kplais1
ID: 17893662
thanks cjtraman, i did not see your response before I posted. You were exactly right. Thanks!
0

Featured Post

NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 1.5

With Office 365, it’s your data and your responsibility to protect it. NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 eliminates the risk of losing access to your Office 365 data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Want to know how to use Exchange Server Eseutil command? Go through this article as it gives you the know-how.
In this post, I will showcase the steps for how to create groups in Office 365. Office 365 groups allow for ease of flexibility and collaboration between staff members.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring basic necessities in order to use the 2010 version of Data Protection Manager. These include storage, agents, and protection jobs. Launch Data Protection Manager from the deskt…
how to add IIS SMTP to handle application/Scanner relays into office 365.

885 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question