Sometimes you're not at work and you suspect there is something wrong with your Exchange 2013 servers and you can't access your environment remotely for whatever reason. Well, in some cases you can check this with just a browser. For each Exchange protocol, there is an URL you can use to check the health. The format … Continue reading "Using your browser to check Exchange 2013 protocol health"
Category: High Availability
Updated – Exchange 2013 DAG, Windows Server 2012 R2 and VMware vSphere? Check support!
UPDATED 28/3/2024: See update below article. A little heads up. While working on an extensive design including Exchange Server 2013 with Service Pack 1 installed on Windows Server 2012 R2, my eye caught a comment in the Facebook group Exchange Server 2013 (Facebook login required). VMwares vSphere 5.1 and higher are shown to be validated … Continue reading "Updated – Exchange 2013 DAG, Windows Server 2012 R2 and VMware vSphere? Check support!"
Simplifying the OWA URL with Citrix Netscaler
Next to Content Switching (which I recently wrote a post about), Citrix Netscalers can also do URL Rewrites. This enables us to simplify the OWA URL. First, be sure the Rewriting option is enabled by going into System, then Settings and choose Configure Basic Settings. Check the tick box for Rewrite After this, first make … Continue reading "Simplifying the OWA URL with Citrix Netscaler"
Load balancing Exchange 2010 with Citrix Netscaler using Content Switching
Next to F5, KEMP technologies and a lot of other network load balancing vendors there’s also Citrix with it’s Netscaler brand. Especially when an environment also has Citrix servers, it could mean that well scaled Netscaler devices are present and can also be used for other purposes next to Citrix Secure Gateway access. Obviously Exchange … Continue reading "Load balancing Exchange 2010 with Citrix Netscaler using Content Switching"
Unable to change database path on Exchange 2010 in a DAG?
If you find yourself unable to change the database path of an Exchange 2010 database, check whether it is part of a DAG. See the screenshot for the missing option: If so, you cannot move it. The solution is to remove all copies except the active. Now you can move the DB and Transaction log … Continue reading "Unable to change database path on Exchange 2010 in a DAG?"
Exchange, Load balancers and recommendations
This is a follow-up post to Differences in Exchange Load Balancing recommendations by Microsoft and vendors. This post refers to issues I discovered and were discussed in that post. I suggest reading the previous article before reading this one. I also expect some experience with load balancers in combination with Exchange Server 2010. In the previous … Continue reading "Exchange, Load balancers and recommendations"
Differences in Exchange Load Balancing recommendations by Microsoft and vendors
*** See my followup here Exchange, Load balancers and recommendations: At TechEd North America 2011 Andrew Ehrensing (Solution Architect form Microsoft) presented the session “Load Balancing with Exchange Server 2010” (EXL307) for which the video and slides can be found here. It was an excellent session, a lot of useful information even if you don’t … Continue reading "Differences in Exchange Load Balancing recommendations by Microsoft and vendors"
Change in Exchange 2010 SP1 CAS static port configuration
For those who are using Exchange 2010 DAG and a Network Load Balancer, note that there is a small difference between RTM and SP1. If you choose to use static ports for your Client Access Servers, for the Address Book Services you would edit the Microsoft.exchange.addressbook.service.exe.config located in: “C:Program FilesMicrosoftExchange ServerV14Bin” But with SP1 (directly … Continue reading "Change in Exchange 2010 SP1 CAS static port configuration"