Join Scott M Burrell for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should already know, part of Exchange 2016: Mailbox Databases.
- [Instructor] There are a few things that you should know to get the most out of this course. The top of that list is Active Directory. Exchange Server can only be used in Active Directory domains, and the demonstrations in this course will all be done on Windows 2016 servers that area already part of a functioning Active Directory domain. An awareness of domains, domain users and groups, and Active Directory sites will be a big help. This diagram shows the servers that are going to be used in the demonstrations in this course.
All of these servers are virtual machines, a topic that will be discussed toward the end of the first chapter. Specifically, the two exchange servers are guest machines on a Windows 2016 Hyper-V host. This course will cover the somewhat strict requirements of a virtualized deployment. A familiarity with Hyper-V or one of the small handful of supported virtualization platforms will be helpful if you want to deploy a similar environment of your own.
The last thing that would help you get the most out of this course is a goal of your own. Consider the communication needs of your company, or one that you support, as you go through this course. That will make these protocols and features more meaningful and useful to you. So with that, let's get started.
- Planning and managing database storage
- Setting database requirements
- Storage architecture
- Virtualization scenarios
- Creating and managing mailbox databases
- Failure domains and SLA requirements
- Proper placement of a file share witness
- Site resilient DAG
- Troubleshooting database replication, performance, and database failure
- Planning for SLA recovery requirements