Exchange 2003 4 node cluster

in exchange 2003 4 node cluster [3 active and 1 passive], which of the server will have the resources? are they spread evenly among active servers?

thanks
jskfanAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The recommended configuration for a four-node Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003 cluster contains three active nodes and one passive node, where each of the active nodes contains one Exchange Virtual Server (EVS). This configuration is useful because it gives you the capacity of running three active Exchange servers, while maintaining the failover security provided by one passive server.

See Here for details
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998107%28EXCHG.65%29.aspx
0
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Deploying Exchange Server 2003 in a Cluster (scroll down for four nodes)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123612%28EXCHG.65%29.aspx
0
 
jskfanAuthor Commented:
If I understand [3 active -- 1 passive]

Logon to any node in the cluster and create MSDTC resource at the Default Cluster Group level.

for the rest of the resources at what level should I create them?

cluster.gif
0
Free tool for managing users' photos in Office 365

Easily upload multiple users’ photos to Office 365. Manage them with an intuitive GUI and use handy built-in cropping and resizing options. Link photos with users based on Azure AD attributes. Free tool!

 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Exchange Resource
Possible Owners   All nodes are possible owners.

Under CORP-MSG-01, 02, 03, Groups
0
 
jskfanAuthor Commented:
But how do I know which resources I need to assign to CORP-MSG-01 and which  to CORP-MSG-02 and which CORP-MSG-03 ?
0
 
abhijitmdpConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you have 4 node cluster in which you have 3 active and a passive node, all three active node will carry the resources as per their requirnment, if you are using three exchange servers, all three active nodes will carry three exchange resources and passive will be free on that moment but once any of the active failover the passive will take place.
0
 
jskfanAuthor Commented:
abhijitmdp:

I know that the Active node will carry the resources.
in 2 nodes active/passive is easy to guess, one node has Zero (0) resources and the other has all resources
in 4 nodes 3 Active/1 passive, it is not easy to tell which specific resources  are assigned to each active node.

Let's say Exchange cluster uses 20 resources total, how are those 20 resources assigned to each active node?
0
 
jskfanAuthor Commented:
Will repost
0
All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.