How to add a seconded Send Connector in Exchange 2010

Hi,

I have 2 CAS and 2 DAG Exchange 2010 STd SP3 RU1 servers.

CAS1 and one DAG1 are located at SiteA and CAS2 and DAG2 are located at SiteB. Each site has a mail gateway.

If SiteA goes down I need to be able to send and receive email via SiteB. I only have one Send Connector configured at SiteA. How can I setup a Send Connector for SiteB and have it set up as a secondary Send Connector or second priority?

I would like SiteA Send Connector to always be the default for sending and receiving email.

I need SiteB Send Connector to send mail if the SiteA Send Connector (mail gw) goes down.

thX!
EncinitasAsked:
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
In 2010 you need to use scoped connector. Read this
http://howexchangeworks.com/2011/06/scoped-send-connector-in-exchange-2010.html
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EncinitasAuthor Commented:
Not sure if that is what I need? We are one domain, 300 users. I just want to have failover working on my email GW's via the second send connector.
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
I know what you want very well. The way you are thinking is not possible in 2010. It was possible only with 2003 or previous version of Exchange servers. As in 2010 everything stored at org level. So there can be only one send connector. You cannot do failover concept with send connector, which you are thinking. That is why you need scoped connectors specific to sites.
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EncinitasAuthor Commented:
Ok what about setting a cost of 2 on my second send connector will that work?
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EncinitasAuthor Commented:
Sorry let me clarify it is only one domain connected via fiber, one AD site just stating different locations not two AD sites, only 300 or so users.

So would I just set the cost to 2 on the second send connector? Will this mean all mail goes through the first send connector if set to cost 1, then if that send connector fails it will use the second send connector that has cost 2?
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
Think logically how first connector will fail. As i said it is stored at org level.
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EncinitasAuthor Commented:
I will add a second send connector and set a cost 2 so it will use as a secondary send connector.
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EncinitasAuthor Commented:
I dont need a scope option set the cost 2 will resolve what I am try to do
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