How to Create an IP Address Resource for an Exchange Virtual Server in a Windows Server Cluster


Topic Last Modified: 2005-05-10

This topic explains how to create an IP Address resource for use by an Exchange Virtual Server.

  1. Open Cluster Administrator.

  2. In the console tree, right-click the cluster resource group that will contain the IP Address resource, click New, and then click Resource.

  3. The New Resource Wizard starts. In the Name box, type <EVSName> IP Address, where EVSName is the name of your Exchange Virtual Server.

  4. In the Resource type list, select IP Address. Verify that the Group box contains the name of your proper resource group, and then click Next.

  5. In Possible Owners, under Possible owners, verify that all cluster nodes that will be used as Exchange servers are listed, and then click Next.

    The Possible Owners dialog box

  6. In Dependencies, under Resource dependencies, verify that no resources are listed, and then click Next.

  7. In TCP/IP Address Parameters, in the Address box, enter a static IP address for the cluster group.

    It is strongly recommended that the each cluster group have its own dedicated static IP address, separate from all other resources (including the quorum disk resource) that are defined in Cluster Administrator.
  8. In the Subnet mask box, verify that the subnet mask is correct.

  9. In the Network list, verify that the <Public Network Connection Name> is selected.

  10. Ensure that the Enable NetBIOS for this address check box is selected, and then click Finish. If NetBIOS is disabled for this address, NetBIOS-based network clients will not be able to access cluster services through this IP address.