Exchange 2010 Clustering Solution
Posted on 2013-06-21
I am looking for some advice on a new project a client has asked for. They have 2 sites linked by a dedicated wireless link and are looking to have exchange servers on each site which replicate to each other. They also have a SAN onsite so in an ideal world we would visualise the exchange servers and store the DB's on the SAN.
From the reading I have done I can see that Exchange 2010 will allow this but because we are only using two servers we will need to add a load balancer to the set up. I also understand that we would need to have Server 2008 R2 Enterprise on the servers in order for the DAG side of things to work.
My question is, is there any way to have a 2 node clustered exchange without the addition of some kind of load balancing? For example can we set up DAG but only have client access installed on one of the servers in order to avoid the roles clashing?
Thanks in advance,