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Exchange and SQL failover to one machine

Lamont_Stratus
Level 3
Can Exchange and SQL servers configured to failover to a common machine within the cluster? Is this a recommended setup?

Thanks.
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Paul_Vasquez
Level 4
Although this is not recommended, it can be done in SFWHA(VCS) 4.1 or higher.

Paul

Lamont_Stratus
Level 3
Is it possible on older VCS 2.0? Is it about Exchange that it is not recommended?

Thanks.
-LS

Hywel_Mallett
Level 6
Certified
I believe it's simply down to Microsoft reccomendations that you don't run SQL and Exchange on the same server, rather than it being a VCS issue.
I think it's possible to have a node as a failover node for SQL and Exchange, but I'd be inclined to set an offline service group dependency between them, so they won't run on the same node at the same time.

Lamont_Stratus
Level 3
I did some digging and found this document http://support.veritas.com/docs/256752
However I might try Hywel's suggestion.

Thanks.

Paul_Vasquez
Level 4
It was not functionally possible in 2.0 due to the way the SQL and Exchange Agents were designed. In 4.x, the design changed and the new design allowed Exch and SQL to run on the same node. I will make sure the Technote gets changed to reflect the appropriate versions.

Regards,

Paul Vasquez
Symantec Corporation