Exchange server with ASR

Category: microsoft azure site recovery

Question

MR_XX0 on Sat, 07 Mar 2020 15:39:59


Hi

I have checked the supported applications with ASR and i find that Exchange is supported.

my questions:

During the failover process my Exchange server should go with new IP address from the same Azure Vnet  , is it true?

what is the behavior for all my virtual directores and mail flow ( send and receive connectors)

what about firewall and antispam and smtp traffice , is it required manual intervention?

please need advice  


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Replies

SadiqhAhmed-MSFT on Mon, 30 Mar 2020 08:05:13


Per this link - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/site-recovery-workload#protect-exchange Exchange Server is supported.

As mentioned in the doc, ASR can be used to replicate standalone servers to secondary sites. Exchange DAGs are the recommended solution for Exchange disaster recovery in an enterprise. You can leverage recovery plans to include DAGs, to orchestrate DAG failover across sites. 

Questions: 

During the failover process Exchange server should go with new IP address from the same Azure Vnet  , is it true?

If the same IP is available in the Azure vNet, then you can choose this. This entirely depends on your architecture and there is no specific restriction from using ASR.

 

what is the behavior for all the virtual directores and mail flow ( send and receive connectors)

This should be configured by you.

 

what about firewall and antispam and smtp traffic , is it required manual intervention?

Yes, requires you to manage the configuration. It can be automated through recovery plan if your architecture allows.

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