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Hello all,
I am currently messing around with configuring a Windows 2k3 R2 64bit, Exchange 2007 cluster in a vmware environment. I have looked at a document from msexchange.org and I am having some issues and questions. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, -Joe
Here is a link to the document I am viewing - http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Installing-Configuring-Testing-Exchange-2007-Cluster-Continuous-Replication-Based-Mailbox-Server-Part1.html

1 - On Page 11 of the documentation. It says enter the IP address that the cluster management tools should use to connect to the cluster, in this case 10.10.1.216. Well I can't find 10.10.1.216 anywhere else in the documentation and have no idea what this IP address is. Can someone clearify so I have a better understanding?

2 - I have succesfully created the cluster and have the first Node added. When I try to add the second node to the cluster I receive the following errors. A multi-node cluster can not be created because the quorum resource does not support adding nodes to the cluster. the second is Error 0x800713de: The quorum disk could not be located by the cluster service. Do I need to do something different for VMware servers?
-I am thinking I do not have the quorum piece configured right. Here is what I have built 2 VMware servers - running Win 2k3 64bit Enterprise Edition. The following drives SCSI disk 0 - 20 gigs (OS drive) SCSI disk 1 - 2 gigs (Quorum drive) & SCSI disk 2 - 60 gigs (Data drive). Each are formatted NTFS and set as MBR. What do I need to do to configure the quorum drives the proper way?

3 - Does anyone know the requirments for the Exchange 2007 Hub Transport Server? It doesn't sound like it needs to be a powerful box but I'm not sure.

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With a CCR you use an MNS quorum, not a quorum disk. It's a network share on a third server (a file server will do)
The IP addresses are ones you've assigned yourself. Sure it's a typo that made it into a screen shot but you sound like you've still made the quorum error.
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Thanks... I got the quorum stuff squared away and everything on the cluster is configured right now. To be legit with this whole configuration can someone tell me how many copies of Exchange 2007 you need to purchase for the Cluster Continuous Replication Configuration?
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You still need two since Exchange hasn't got round to the new licensing like SQL just did.
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Thanks again for your help! Also if anyone else comes across this I found these great videos on the whole setup.

http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/08/09/428642.aspx
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I'd kind of assumed you'd been through all those videocasts before you went to msexchange.org and got started.
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