Presented by Paul Cunningham
Total Running Time: 369 minutes
In this extended online training course, you'll learn how Exchange Server 2013 can be designed and deployed to deliver a highly available service for your customers.
This course is designed for both administrators who will be deploying their first Exchange Server 2013 HA solution and administrators who are responsible for managing an existing Exchange Server 2013 HA environment. You'll learn important concepts, see demonstrations of how to configure and use Exchange Server 2013 HA features, and learn practical skills that you can use in your daily work.
By the end of this course, you will understand:
- Exchange Server 2013 server roles and architecture
- How to plan and configure namespaces and load balancing for Client Access servers
- How to deploy and manage a Database Availability Group
- How to manage multi-site HA environments
- Advanced HA features of Exchange Server 2013
Session 1: Exchange Server 2013 Introduction and Overview
This session begins with an overview of the topics covered in this course and the example scenario that will be used throughout this course. Followed by an examination of the Exchange Server 2013 server roles and architectural concepts. You'll see how to plan for and deploy Exchange Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2, followed by a walk-through of the Exchange Management Tools that you'll be interacting with throughout this course, which includes a primer on using PowerShell.
Session 2: Client Access Server High Availability
In this session, you'll learn the pros and cons of the various namespace and load balancing methods that are available for Exchange Server 2013. You'll learn how to design namespaces for a site resilient Exchange Server 2013 environment. You'll also learn how to plan SSL certificates, which are essential for securing client communications in the environment. Finally, you'll see demonstrations of how to configure namespaces, load balancing, and certificates in the example scenario.
Session 3: Mailbox Server High Availability
This session begins with an overview of Database Availability Group concepts. You'll learn about the important features and functionality that make a DAG into a resilient, highly available service. Then you'll see a demonstration of how to create and configure a new Database Availability Group. You'll also learn about managing the DAG, including common administrative tasks, simple health and status checks, managing switchovers and failovers, and recovering from common failure scenarios.
Session 4: Transport High Availability
Delivery of email inside and outside of your organization is critical, and in this session you'll learn about the features built in to Exchange Server 2013 that protect email in transit and ensure delivery in a variety of failure scenarios. You'll also learn how to configure send and receive connectors, manage email routing, and deal with MX records in DNS for a highly available Transport solution.
Session 5: Site Resilience
This session expands the highly available Exchange Server 2013 deployment to encompass multiple data centers. You'll learn about multi-site Database Availability Groups, and the all-important DAC Mode. You'll also see a demonstration of how to manage a data center switchover, recovering from a complete data center outage to bring service online in the secondary site, and then how to manage recovery back to a site resilient standpoint afterward.
Session 6: Advanced High Availability Features
In the final session, you'll learn about two advanced high-availability features of Exchange Server 2013. The first is Autoreseed, a featured designed to automatically restore database copies after a storage failure. You'll learn about the underlying design elements that make Autoreseed possible, and see a demonstration of Autoreseed in action.
The second feature is lagged database copies, which provide point-in-time recovery for Exchange Server 2013 environments. Primarily designed for native data protection (backup-less) environments, lagged database copies are also useful in environments in which traditional backups are taken. You'll see how simple it is to configure lagged database copies, and how to use them in recovery scenarios.
About Our Instructor:
Paul Cunningham is an Exchange Server MVP and consultant for Idea 11 in Brisbane, Australia. With more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Paul has worked with a broad range of Australian companies and government departments to deploy and manage Exchange Server environments. Paul has also authored or co-authored several books about Exchange Server 2013 high availability.
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