Active Passive Exchange Cluster

Hi,

Does the passive node on an Exchange cluster has to look like this?

If I go to my computer on passive node I don't see the quorum or the share drives on the SAN?




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llaravaAsked:
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r_panosCommented:
Yes it's correct. Active resources are visible only for the node on which reside.
But your cluster configuration is not correct as I see you only got one group (the cluster group). ordinary cluster configuration is  a quorum group, one group for each service/resource (p.e. sql instance, exchange, file share ecc) and if possible a dedicated group for MSTDC resource.
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Malli BoppeCommented:
I don't think thats true you should be able see the Active resources from both the nodes.Clusadmin is just a console.It doesn't matter if its active passive or your workstation it should show you the same.
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r_panosCommented:
As I said before active resources are visible only for the node on which these resources reside (are active). And the same exact view is availalr from all nodes (active and passive).

Here is a well configured clustered with all groups and resources on node 1. Hope it's clear.



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Malli BoppeCommented:
Sorry my mistake r_panos is correct.
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llaravaAuthor Commented:
r_panos,

Sorry for getting late on this I haven't had the chance. Thank you for your response. Can you point me out to any good article/video on how to setup the different groups as you mentioned in your anwser.  

Thank you.
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r_panosCommented:
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llaravaAuthor Commented:
Thanks.

So for Exchange 2003 (Active/Passive) how many clsuter groups do you have to create?
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r_panosCommented:
Best configuration is a cluster with 3 groups:
cluster group (for quorum)
MSDTC group (for DTC)
Exchange group (for Exchange Server resources)

More often, for SAN volume partitioning issues, we limit the groups in two:
cluster group (for quorum and DTC, sharing the same volume)
Exchange group (for Exchange Server resources)
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