Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

EXCHANGE and WNLB

Posted on 2016-10-24
7
59 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-24
Hi Experts,

I am in the phase of upgrading from EXCH2007 to EXCH2013.
Now in EXCH2007 we use a windows NLB with the HUBCAS servers.

Now in EXCH2013 this is not supported anymore.

My new EXCH2013 consists of 3 multi role servers.
I am also preparing a coexistense for my migration.

Can you show me the way to change over without the NLB ?
What kind of steps are important ?
0
Comment
Question by:Eprs_Admin
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
7 Comments
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Ivan
ID: 41856885
Hi,

as you said, it is not supported anymore.

You could change Outlook Anywhere internal namespace to be the same, on all 3 machines, and in that case clients would user DNS round robin to connect to it. It takes around 20sec for clients to go from one server to another, in case of failure.

If not that, then you would need load balancer.

For first solution, here is a use full link: http://exchangeserverpro.com/exchange-2013-client-access-server-high-availability/

Regards,
Ivan.
1
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
-MAS earned 250 total points
ID: 41856886
Hi EPRS Admin,
Plan a weekend for this.
Please check this for detailed steps to migrate from Exchange2007 to Exchange2013.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2013/07/25/part-1-step-by-step-exchange-2007-to-2013-migration.aspx

You need and additional public IP for users in Exchange2007.
And you need to add legacy.domain.com as a SAN in your certificate.
Install certificate right after installation to avoid errors/warnings in outlook.
 Move one mailbox and test mailbox back and forth.  
If you want you can add an A record in your local PC autodiscover,common name which points to Exchange 2013 and add legacy.domain.com which points to Exchange2007 and try mail flow.

If the mail flow is working fine point your autodiscover.domain.com and commonname.domain.com to the newly installed Exchange2013 server in both internal and external DNS server.
Create an additional A record "legacy.domain.com" in both internal and external DNS which points to Exchange2007.

And you have to set your internal and external URLs the same.
http://www.mustbegeek.com/configure-external-and-internal-url-in-exchange-2013/

Ping these A records from your internal network and make sure it returns your Exchange2013 server internal IP
1. autodiscover.email.com
2. mail.email.com  (i.e. common name)

Ping legacy.email.com which should return your Exchange 2007 server IP.

Install the remaining servers create DAG and move mailboxes to Exch2013.
Buy a cheap load balancer of your budget and load balance the Exchange2013 CAS server.
Once everything configured uninstall/decommission Exchange2007 server.

Hope it helps.
2
 
LVL 19

Assisted Solution

by:Peter Hutchison
Peter Hutchison earned 250 total points
ID: 41856892
You can use a hardware load balancer such as Citrix Netscalar, Kemp Load Balancers.
You could still use Windows 2012 NLB with Exchange CAS servers to load balance OWA, Activesync, Outlook Anywhere. NLB is not compatible with servers with Mailbox AND CAS roles.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj898588(v=exchg.150).aspx

Another cheap alternative is to use DNS Round Robin instead of Load Balancing
0
Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

 
LVL 25

Assisted Solution

by:-MAS
-MAS earned 250 total points
ID: 41856896
@Peter Hutchison
WNLB is no longer supported by Microsoft Exchange team.
1
 

Author Comment

by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 41857182
ok thanks so far.  I will use the new DNS record LATENCY for the old NLB setup.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 41857187
the users of my old EXCH2007 cluster have the clustername as accesspoint -> CLexch2007

But the new DAG has another name -> NAME-DAG

What happens when we do the migration, what happens with all the clients?
Does Autodiscover knows the Client Access name ?
0
 
LVL 19

Assisted Solution

by:Peter Hutchison
Peter Hutchison earned 250 total points
ID: 41857222
When migrating to the new server, Exchange uses the DNS  legacy.domainname.com to redirect old users to the old servers. For the new servers you can create a new DNS name for your webmail to point to one or more new CAS servers and Exchange will auto direct your client to the correct mailbox server for you.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Marketers need statistics and metrics like everybody else needs oxygen. In this article we explain how to enable marketing campaign statistics for Microsoft Exchange mail.
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

809 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