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Configuring Exchange Server Roles

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Hello,

I need clarification please on the Exchange setup I’ve inherited. The setup is:

•      1 AD Domain
o      4 AD sites (Each Site Contains an Exchange Server)
o      All Mail comes in to a hub site and it gets distributed to all other sites
¿      The Hub site has 2 Hub transport server roles installed
•      One is hardware and also has the CAS Server role
•      The second is a VMWARE and it is running the Hub Transport Server role.
o      Both Hub Transport servers are not Load Balanced

Message tracking is showing me that both hub transports are sending and receiving messages.
Problem:
There was 158 messages in queue on 1 of the transport servers and rebooting the server cleared the queue. (I did not do this)

My questions are:
Would it not be better to uninstall the HUB transport role on 1 of the Servers? Install the Hub Transport Role on a VMWARE and have both these server on an NLB Cluster? Or perhaps just install the CAS server role on top of the Hub Transport role and have both these servers NLB Clustered? Can this be accomplished on hardware and VMware ?
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