exchnage cluster with 2 nodes

Hi Experts,

I have a cluster for exchange with 2 nodes.
Now I want to reboot one node.
Can you explain how to change the active node to the other ?
We have Exchange 2007 on Win2008 server.
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Ahmed786Commented:
Go through below microsoft article its simple.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998282(v=exchg.80).aspx
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Ahmed786Commented:
After that you can simply reboot your node and then again you can move back resources by doing same on other node
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I think I have explaind something wrong.

I want to reboot servers inside my cluster.
But I have heared when you do this you can damage your cluster.

Therefore I want to move the cluster from one node to another node.
Can you explain how to do this ??
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Ahmed786Commented:
You are using CCR right ? and in that you have one Active node and one Passive Node, if i am not wrong ?

You are looking to reboot your Active node then first you have to move your Clustered Mailbox Server by following above Link and then you can simply reboot your node.

After your Node is back online you can follow same procedure to move Clustered Mailbox Server  back to its original place.

If above my statement are wrong then please explain in detail what you want and what are your environment.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
What is exactly CCR ?
I know I have a cluster but I am not familiar with Cluster settings.
When I check the Failover Cluster Console then I see both nodes are active.
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Ahmed786Commented:
Your are using Exchange 2007 right ? so u should be aware of those terms its cluster Contineous Replication :)

So CCR is one of the features what we use to handle our organziation.

Below are some of the nodes what we can use depending uon our needs.

SCR - it depends on your requirements.  An SCR target could be a single node cluster, for example.  You need to read up more to match with your requirements.
SCC - up to 8 nodes
LCR - is a single server solution
CCR - 2 nodes
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•Local continuous replication   Local continuous replication (LCR) is a single-server solution that uses built-in technology to create and maintain a copy of a storage group on a second set of disks that are connected to the same server as the production storage group. LCR provides asynchronous log shipping, log replay, and a quick manual switch to a copy of the data.

•Cluster continuous replication   Cluster continuous replication (CCR) combines the replication and replay features in Exchange 2007 with failover features in Microsoft Cluster services. CCR is a solution that can be deployed with no single point of failure in a single datacenter or between two datacenters. For more information about CCR, see Cluster Continuous Replication. CCR provides several advantages over clustering in previous versions of Exchange Server and single copy clusters in Exchange 2007.

•Single copy clusters   Single copy clusters (SCC), known as shared storage clusters in previous versions of Exchange Server, are present in Exchange 2007, with some significant changes and improvements.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) adds an additional feature designed to provide site resilience:

•Standby Continuous Replication   Standby continuous replication (SCR) is a new feature introduced in Exchange 2007 SP1. As its name implies, SCR is designed for scenarios that use or enable the use of standby recovery servers. SCR extends the existing continuous replication features and enables new data availability scenarios for Exchange 2007 Mailbox servers. SCR uses the same log shipping and replay technology used by LCR and CCR to provide added deployment options and configurations. SCR can be used to replicate data from stand-alone Mailbox servers and clustered mailbox servers.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the expaination.
We have 2 exchange server in a cluster.
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Ahmed786Commented:
so you mean to say one is active and one is passive ?

If yes then you can follow my above first link which explains on how to move resources from active node inorder to safe reboot.
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Ahmed786Commented:
no update yet ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Hello,
in our cluster, both nodes are active.
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Ahmed786Commented:
Dear, how its possble that you have only 2 excahnge server and both are Active Nodes !!

By design in Exchange 2007 its not possible to do this, you may be having one as Active node and other as Passive node i am damn sure.

In Exchange 2010 you can have that because databases can be mounted on any server in the DAG.

I think you are confused with clusters or you may seeing this first time or you may be learning in virtual environment.

 Please post your cluster screen shot.

 Open Failover cluster Management if you are using exchange 2007 on windows server 2008.

Expand Server --> Nodes --> here you can see two nodes one should be having Exchange Resources and other should be blank.

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One more thing you can do is this open your Exchange 2007 Management Console.

go to Server Configuration --> click on Mailbox --> on right hand side you will see your Clusetered Mailbox Server the name what ever you have given --> just right click that and click on Properties --> Then click on Clustered Mailbox Server Tab and paste that to us, on that window you can find that which node is active and which node is passive.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Hi,

ok now I understand.
In the failover cluster management I see now the resources.
And in the exchange managment console I can see the active node.
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