Active Directory DR Failover help
Posted on 2014-10-01
I am working on performing DR exercise for Active Directory server. We have multiple sites globally, but I am working on performing the fail over exercise for specific site due to data center move.
I have 2 AD servers in IND SITE, One server ADDC1 in data center and another ADDC2 server in DR. Both the servers are in different location but its in same AD SITE GROUP and IP address is different.
My plan is to shutdown the data center ADDC1 server, after few min AD requests automatically redirect the AD requests to DR ADDC2 server.
- Need help to perform the DR exercise in better way.
- How can I validate that fail over is happened after shutdown the server ADDC1
- Is there any logs where I can get the details or any commands.
FYI - We manage DNS\DHCP using third party tools, AD servers handling only AD related task.