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arcserve-KB : Creating a arcserve RHA r15 High Availability Scenario for MS Exchange 2003

Last Update: 2015-12-15 22:01:16 UTC

XOSOFT Replication: 15.0

Last Modified Date:    07/01/2010
Document ID:    TEC525138
Tech Document
Title:  Creating a CA ARCserve RHA r15 High Availability Scenario for MS Exchange 2003

Description:

This document details how to create a CA ARCserve RHA r15 High Availability Scenario for MS Exchange 2003

Solution:

  1. Open up the RHA Manager, click on Scenario in the menu bar and select 'New'

    Figure 1

  2. Click on the radio button beside 'Create a New Scenario' and continue with the default scenario group or create or select an existing group

    Figure 2

  3. Select the Server Type (Microsoft Exchange Server), Product Type (HA) and any additional tasks (In this example Assured Recovery is selected).

    Figure 3

  4. Name the scenario (optional) and enter in the Hostname or IP address for the Master and Replica Servers.

    • You can also browse to each node by selecting the button to the right of each dialogue box.

    • Selecting the 'Verify CA ARCserve RHA Engine on Hosts' checkbox is useful if the CA RHA engine is not installed on ether the Master or the Replica, as this will give the option to install the CA RHA engine as part of the scenario creation process.

      Figure 4
  5. Scenario wizard then checks if the engine is installed on both master and replica . Click on install button if the engine is not installed on either of the machines.

    Figure 5

  6. The CA RHA Engine on the master will auto detect the Exchange databases defined on the master.

    Figure 6

  7. Scenario wizard will automatically configure the replica server

    Figure 7

  8. The Scenario properties can be changed on this screen.

    Figure 8

  9. The Master and Replica Properties screen allows customization on a per node basis

    Figure 9

  10. The switchover properties tab (HA Scenario only) will allow selection of CA RHA Network Redirection Methods including DNS and Move IP

    Figure 10

  11. The Switchover and Reverse Replication Initiation screen gives the options to switchover automatically or manually, and to start replication automatically or manually after switchover completes.

    Figure 11

  12. Scenario verification screen will show if the scenario has been validated without error, or if user intervention is required

    Figure 12

  13. The Scenario Run screen will give the user one last opportunity to validate all scenario settings in an easy to view report.

    • The user can select Run Now to start he scenario immediately or Finish to start the scenario at a later date

      Figure 13
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