Solved

Exchange 2010 Send/Receive Connectors Target

Posted on 2014-03-18
5
352 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-22
IN the scenario where Exchange 2010 infrastructure is  made of:
4 DAG members.

2 Mailbox Servers
2 Hub/CAS servers


I would like to know when configuring Send Connector , what IP address should we point the Send Connector to, assuming we do not use Smart Host, and No Edge Server.
The same question for for Receive Connector.

Thank you
0
Comment
Question by:jskfan
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:vmdude
vmdude earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
Hello

If you are not using a smart host then there is no need to configure any IP address. DNS will be used to look up the MX records on the domain for mail routing.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997285(v=exchg.141).aspx

The same with receive connectors, no IP address to configure to be able to receive mail from the internet. This assumes that you have your domains MX records correctly configured and are allowing all the correct ports through to your internet facing CAS servers.  You must make sure than anonymous access is selected for the default receive connector to be able to receive external email.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jskfan
Comment Utility
Thanks…
How many CAS servers , should we configure as Internet-Facing ? assuming that we have only 2 CAS servers.
0
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:vmdude
vmdude earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
It depends is the honest answer but you need at least one :)

Having multiple internet facing CAS servers will help keep email flowing if one server fails. I would recommend having more than one MX record - 1 going to the external IP of 1 CAS server and another going to the external IP of the other. That way if any one of those goes down mail will still work in and out of your environment

I'm assuming you only have one office location (site) with Exchange servers installed? If not, my advise would be similar but would change slightly depending on your situation
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
nashim khan earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
Hi,

You see the below article and make sure your configuration.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb738138(v=exchg.141).aspx
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jskfan
Comment Utility
Good Link Nashim
0

Featured Post

Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

Join & Write a Comment

ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
This article explains in simple steps how to renew expiring Exchange Server Internal Transport Certificate.
In this video we show how to create an email address policy in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.:  First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow…
To show how to generate a certificate request in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.:  First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Certificates…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

8 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now