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Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 High Availability

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Nuno Mota

Design a highly available Exchange 2013 messaging environment using real-world examples.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782171508
Paperback266 pages

About This Book

  • Use the easy-to-follow guidelines and tips to achieve the highest availability
  • Covers all the aspects that need to be considered before, during and after implementation of high availability
  • Packed with clear diagrams and scenarios that simplify the application of high availability concepts such as site resilience

Who This Book Is For

If you are a messaging professional who wants to learn to design a highly available Exchange 2013 environment, this book is for you. Although not a definite requirement, practical experience with Exchange 2010 is expected, without being a subject matter expert.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started
Defining high availability and resilience
Introducing the new Exchange architecture
Summary
Chapter 2: High Availability with the Client Access Server
Removing session affinity
Connecting to Outlook
Load balancing and CAS arrays
The Autodiscover service
Summary
Chapter 3: High Availability with the Mailbox Server
Reducing input/output operations per second
Automatically recovering after storage failures
Managed Store
Automatic Reseed
Revisiting Database Availability Groups
Introducing modern Public Folders
Explaining the Offline Address Book
Summary
Chapter 4: Achieving Site Resilience
Achieving site resilience for client access server
Achieving site resilience for the Mailbox server
Summary
Chapter 5: Transport High Availability
Servicing of the transport pipeline
Improving on transport high availability
Making an inbound and outbound e-mail flow resilient
Summary
Chapter 6: High Availability of Unified Messaging
Introducing the new features of UM
Architectural changes
Unified Messaging ports
Unified Messaging availability
Summary
Chapter 7: Backup and Recovery
Understanding the importance of backups
Planning for disaster recovery
Dial tone portability
Summary
Chapter 8: Monitoring Exchange
Introducing Managed Availability
Using the Exchange 2013 SCOM Management Pack
Summary
Chapter 9: Underlying Infrastructure
Active Directory
Domain name system
Explaining the importance of a network
Using high available storage
Benefiting through virtualization
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Design and configure high availability and site resilience for Exchange 2013 roles and components
  • Take advantage of the new monitoring features of Exchange 2013
  • Perform Disaster Recovery, backup, and restoration of Exchange 2013
  • Understand the importance of high availability and resilience
  • Improve high availability comprehensively through the use of the Transport service
  • Use the monitoring features of Exchange 2013 to achieve a higher level of availability
  • Comprehend the influence of the new architecture of Exchange 2013 in high availability

In Detail

Microsoft Exchange 2013 is the most widely used messaging platform in the world. Learning how to deploy it in a highly available manner is as fascinating and challenging as it is crucial for every organization.

This practical hands-on guide will provide you with a number of clear scenarios and examples that will explain the mechanics behind the working of Exchange Server High Availability 2013 and how maximum availability and resilience can be achieved through it. For most organizations around the world, e-mail is their top mission-critical service. Throughout nearly 20 years of Exchange development, Microsoft has been improving the Exchange platform, making it more user-friendly and reliable with each release. From Windows clusters, to Cluster continuous replication and database availability groups, the progress of Exchange in terms of availability and resilience is extraordinary.

Throughout this book, you will go through all the roles, components, and features that should be considered when addressing high availability. You will go through how to achieve high availability for the Client Access and Mailbox server roles, what’s new in load balancing, site resilience, the new public folders, and much more.

You will learn to successfully design, configure, and maintain a highly available Exchange 2013 environment by going through different examples and real-world scenarios, saving you and your company time and money, and eliminating errors.

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