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Exchange BPA - Cluster Administrator - Windows Server 2008

Posted on 2009-04-24
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I installed Exchange 2007 on a Windows 2008 server and I ran the Exchange Best practices analyzer.  I have it setup as a cluster.  It pointed me to some articles on how to fix a couple of things:


Both of those articles refer to Cluster Administrator.  Then they say to go to Quorum tab.  Well, I don't see a quorum tab.  

I opened up the Failover Cluster Management and connected to the cluster.  Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.
Question by:Florescu
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for the "Quorum log to small"

The mechanism in which the cluster database is logged has changed in Win2008 and the Quolog.log no longer exists,

In Win2008 the MaxQuorumLogSize registry value no longer has anything to do with a "log size", but it is now used to indicate the current quorum mode. Certain values are hard coded to equate to each quorum mode.

You can safely ignore the warning

for the "Cluster dedicated heartbeat network priority set incorrectly"

Just make sure that you have the internode communication happening on the heartbeat NIC, if so you can also ignore this warning

 Guess it is a ExBPA bug that should be fixed in a update

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How do I check that I have the internode communication happening on the heartbeat NIC ??
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In your failover cluster managment go to network

make sure your heartbeat is set to (allow cluster to use...) and uncheck allow clients

in you other NIC enable both

make sure that ping server2 from server1 is resolved to the internal cluster ip and same from ping server1 from server2

you can do this by using the hostsfile


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