I will be carrying out the first Failover testing since implementation of DAG and HA for our Exchange 2013 CU1 Server. I plan on following the steps from this website:
In this documentation, he suggested we kill the Microsoft.Exchange.Store.W
orker process then check the mailbox status to see if the failover was successful. That is all well and good. What he left out is:
1. What happens when I start the Microsoft.Exchange.Store.W
orker service back on on CONTOSO1? Will it revert back to the CONTOSO1 database, or do I have to manually perform a switchover using the "Activate" feature on Exchange Control Panel?
2. In his example, the "ContentIndexState" goes to a "Failed" state after performing the failover. Does this fixes itself? Do I have to wait for ContentIndexState to be back to "Healthy" state before manually performing a switchover?
For example purposes, my first server and Active database is CONTOSO1, second server and passive database is CONTOSO2, Database name is CONTOSODB1, DAG name is CONTOSODAG1 and Witness server is CONTOSOWITNESS1. Both CONTOSO1 and CONTOSO2 are CAS and MB.