• Redundant Mail Server Setup

    If I want to setup 2 mail servers in 2 locations, for redundancy in case one dies, what is the proper way to do it? It's not important whether I am using Linux or Exchange at this time. My confusion is, if my users are pointing to pop.company.net, there will be a DNS record pointing to one server....

    Jirvine520 pointsBadges:
  • No remote desktop access in a Hyper-V Failover Cluster 2008 R2

    I am having an issue with remote desktop access to a virtual machine in a Hyper-V failover Cluster. 6 months ago I successfully setup VMs in Hyper-V with remote desktop access but it wasn't in a cluster. I have remote desktop access to both of the cluster nodes it's just the VMs within the...

    Charlesll45 pointsBadges:
  • Does automated failover defeat the purpose of virtualization?

    My understanding of the purpose of virtualization is to reduce server sprawl. In theory if you get one physical server to do the work of two servers you increase the percent of utilization of the server while cutting down on the number of servers in the pool, thus reducing power consumption,...

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:
  • Free IT Book: Two-for-one this week!

    We got into the holiday spirit for this week's free IT book giveaway. Answer one of the unanswered questions below and win two IT books from our coveted technology library. Another plus? You get to pick which two books you receive. So get to answering, because you have a week to throw your name...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Backup domain controller

    Hi, I am looking at implementing a 2 server domain, one running the DC and file server, and the other exchange. My thoughts to provide some level of resilience is to set the exchange server as the backup domain controller, so in the event of the primary going down users can still function to a...

    Riksupport15 pointsBadges:
  • Standby server back-up process

    Assuming that I am in a situation where a primary server is backed-up by a standby server that is testing the pluse beat of the primary. From the instant the backup senses the that the primary server is no longer functioning, how long would you expect it would take for the the backup to be up and...

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:
  • Automatic HOT failover between Highend Rack servers running under Windows2008R2 EE

    How to implement Hot failover between two high end Rack Servers running under Windows 2008 R2 EE server and a critical application which uses MS MQ for application message Queue handling since windows2008R2 EE provides four instances of Virtualisation.      

    S909920 pointsBadges:
  • Network failover using Fortinet F310B

    We are using Fortinet F310b Internet appliance having AV,IPS/PDS,Firewall for our connectivity with outside world. We have two(2) nos. of 2Mbps(1:1) dedicated internet Lease Line and a 1.5Mbps WiMax Link. Entire network load is balance between 2 Lease Line and Wimax link is used for Backup link....

    S909920 pointsBadges:
  • Failover clustering in windows 2003 environment.

    A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: I want to test a failover clustering in windows 2003 environment. As am doing this at home, I don't have a SAN or Shared SCSI with me. Am struck at Shared Quorum. If am using Majority Node Cluster, is it possible to test with the IDE hard disks of these...

    Andrew Burton220 pointsBadges:
  • Best solution for deploying Linux virtual desktop

    I'm looking to replace Windows XP client that's used only for web applications & mail with Linux/Ubunutu virtual desktop using a thin client or old PC. I'd like to have failover and balancing capability and a simple UI. Any suggestions?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • Load balance on WAN interface using static router between two ISP

    By using static router, i need to configure two lease line of 3 mbps and failover

    Pranab12310 pointsBadges:
  • Transparent failover in app server cluster?

    I'd like an app server cluster to retry the idempotet stateless EJB methods on a different instance in case of failure. Sohat's I'm awaiting from the cluster: If my ejb is not be able to bind a component (queue or another ejb or...) locally, it does lookup on another server instance in cluster and...

    Atop245 pointsBadges:
  • Changing to only one DHCP server and the other to a failover

    If we have two offices connected via sonicwall vpn how can we make it so we only need one dhcp server and it can fail over to the other one if necessary?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • What is the best way to replicate SQL 2008 DBs to a failover site?

    We are looking to replicate our SQL 2008 databases to a hot failover site.  We can't use DB mirroring due to the number of databases we have.  Has anyone replicated databases to a hot site using a replication solution and what was your experience.

    DaveMPA55 pointsBadges:
  • When a client server machine failsover does its computer name go to the receiving server

    I client server machine in server A has a computer name that is part of the instance of the operating system. If it becomes necessary to failover to server B does the computer name go with the application or does it stay with server A?

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:
  • Setting up failover Exchange server?

    Can I setup a failover Exchange server with a different priority MX record so if my main server fails my mail will still flow? How can I then point the clients to it? Will I need double licenses for this setup?

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Creating Alert/Email when Automatic Failover Occurs In Sql-Server 2005 and 2000

    HI]] I want to send email alert when aotomatic failover occurs in in Sql-Server 2005/2000.  Specs: Active/Active  NO DR solutions

    ETHMAN55 pointsBadges:
  • Counting failovers

    I would like to count the automatic failover that occur in my server pool each month. I don't want the switchovers that are done manually just the failovers, Does anyone have a suggestion where I might find that information recorded. Will it be in the event file of the reciving server or do I need...

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:
  • A random thought about failovers and reboots

    I had the opportunity to exam tens of thousands of problems in multiple server farms and was struck by how many were resolved by rebooting. I then examined what happened to those servers later and found many repeatedly experienced the same failure until finally someone took the problem seriously...

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:
  • Active to active failover assumption

    Is it assumed that in an active to active failover involving two or more nodes that there will always be a node that can receive the failover? What happens if there isn't a node that can receive the failover because the other nodes are all maxed out? I can understand why in an active passive...

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:

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