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Is there any way to add the SMTP service into the cluster?
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Can you expand on what you mean by adding SMTP service to the cluster?  If its a simple SMTP service that you use as a relay, should be simple since your cluster IP remains the same.
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by:Abi_003
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i would like this smtp service in to my cluster service.. lets say i have two servers which are clustered and i installed smtp on one server if this server went down then my smtp is also down... i want to eliminate this problem??
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On a Windows Cluster, that should be simple.  Just make sure that both servers have SMTP Service installed and have the same configuration.  When the cluster failover, the cluster IP stays the same and all SMTP traffic should be picked up by the failover server.
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thanks for the info.. i will try and see..
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