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Exchange 2010 High Availability on DC

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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I need to setup an Exchange 2010 infrastructure. I am limited to just two servers. Each server will also
act as a DC for the domain. Is it possible to setup any kind of High availability solutions for Exchange using this
setup? Can I use Hyper-V to setup DAG and CAS array? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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Rajith EnchiparambilOffice 365 & Exchange Architect

Commented:
First of all, it is not recommended to have Exchange on a DC.
It would be ideal,if you can get two beefy servers and run Exchange and DCs as VMs on it. It should have good spec as well.

Best bet will be to run Exchange 2010 on both servers with all three roles and have a hardware load balancer (Cheap ones from Kemp Technologies).

And then have a DC running on a cheaper server. You won't have resilience on DC in that case.
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what if I have Active directory on the physical servers and Exchange roles on Hyper-V. Isn't  this a better solution that having AD on Hyper-V?
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