Exchange 2010 Relay cluster

Posted on 2011-03-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hey guys,

We are running 2 hub servers in our exchange environment for redundancy.  Right now, relaying is allowed through hub1 for systems that need to send out e-mail.

Is there a way to set the system up so that if hub1 goes down, relaying is automatically switched over and handled through hub2?
Question by:Joel Parmer

Expert Comment

ID: 35017532
do you have a send connector to send the mail with?
LVL 42

Accepted Solution

Amit earned 500 total points
ID: 35017919
You can use Round Robin or NLB. Below is an article, which explains in details
LVL 49

Expert Comment

ID: 35018188
setup the relay connector on both, do a NLB between both and let the applications use the NLB IP
Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.


Author Comment

by:Joel Parmer
ID: 35018339
We have send connectors to our edge servers.

Author Comment

by:Joel Parmer
ID: 35018354
All mail flows properly.  I just want redundancy for relaying.  Reading through the article amitkulshrestha posted now.
LVL 42

Expert Comment

ID: 35018497
Hi Jmparmer,

Apart from using MS fault tolerance features, you can also use hardware load balancers. Like F5 Load Balancer.

Below is an article, which explains all scenario for load balancing feature in Exchange 2010

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Learn to move / copy / export exchange contacts to iPhone without using any software. Also see the issues in configuration of exchange with iPhone to migrate contacts.
MS Outlook is a world-class email client application that is mainly used for e-communication globally.  In this article, we will discuss the basic idea about MS Outlook, its advanced features, and types of MS Outlook File formats.
In this video we show how to create a mailbox database in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Data‚Ķ
how to add IIS SMTP to handle application/Scanner relays into office 365.

785 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question