At the end of this video, the student will learn how to create a database availability group to support a high-availability Exchange infrastructure. DAGs are used for membership purposes so we can know who will be allowed to carry synchronized versions of the databases.
- [Instructor] In Exchange Server 2016, we can create…a Database Availability Group, or a DAG,…to allow us to have high availability.…DAGs are used for membership purposes,…so we can know who will be allowed to carry…synchronized versions of the databases…in case one of the nodes goes offline.…In our Exchange admin center,…if we click on Servers on the left-hand side,…and we click on database availability groups at the top,…we can create a group by clicking on the plus.…
We'll put in our group name, and I'm just gonna…call it Sync, although you can call it…anything you want.…It is limited to 15 characters however.…Now we want to put in our Witness server,…and we're going to use our domain controller.…Now, the witness server cannot have…any exchange rules on it, so this particular server doesn't…so we're in good shape.…Then now we want in the Witness directory.…
Next is we're going to create a…Database Availability Group IP address.…Now this is an IP address that's…not being used by any other device,…and it's going to allow us to have multiple servers,…
Need to set up Exchange Server for the first time? Check out Robert's previous course, Deploying Exchange Server 2016.
Note: This course maps to the certification exam for Exchange Server 2016. Review the course and exam blueprint for the Exchange Server 13 exam here and here.
- Reviewing the Exchange Control Panel
- Managing the Mailbox role
- Configuring permissions and delegates
- Managing and troubleshooting mail transport
- Troubleshooting SMTP mail flow and domain security
- Designing an Exchange SLA
- Backup and recovery
- Planning high availability
- Troubleshooting connectivity
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Using the Exchange Control Panel
2. Managing the Mailbox Role
3. Managing Transport
4. Exchange SLA
5. Backup and Recovery
6. High Availability
7. Troubleshooting Connectivity
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