ADFS DR Failover for Office 365
Posted on 2013-12-06
I am setting up a secondary ADFS server in the DR site. It will be used for Office 365 authentication.
We don’t have load balancer or anything. Will be doing failover using DNS. So, I installed secondary ADFS in the DR site, installed certificate. Do I need to do anything else??
For example, do I need to run the following to add another ADFS server for Office 365??
• Connect-MsolService –Credential $cred
• Set the MSOL ADFS Context server, to the ADFS server
• Set-MsolADFSContext –Computer adfs_servername.domain_name.com
Also, if there is nothing else left that I need to prepare now, what is the process for failing over to another ADFS server? Could you please be as specific as possible? We will lose the power next week to the primary site, so what are the steps I need to take to make the secondary ADFS server the primary ADFS server and so that it authenticates users to O365? When do I setup relaying trust with Office 365 for the server? Can I set it up beforehand?