Follow the steps below to create an SMTP Virtual Server. You need to add a new virtual server on each system and configure the pair to be identical.
- Use the LifeKeeper GUI to bring the switchable IP address and protected volume, if any, in-service on the primary server.
- Launch the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager for SMTP sites(from Administrative Tools in the Program menu). You will use this interface to create the primary and backup SMTP Virtual Server.
- Launch the New Web Site Wizard by selecting the server name, then on the Action menu, select New, and then SMTP Virtual Server.
- Enter the site description, remembering that the description should be identical on both primary and backup servers.
- Select the switchable IP address for the SMTP Virtual Server when prompted to “Select the IP address to be used for this Web site.” It must be the same on primary and backup servers.
- When prompted for the home directory path, choose a file share or volume on your shared or replicated storage device.
- Enter the default domain for this virtual server.
- Ensure the SMTP virtual server is started, and then test it to ensure it’s accessible and working properly before proceeding to setup on the backup server.
- Use the LifeKeeper GUI to bring the switchable IP address and protected volume, if any, in-service on the backup server.
- Repeat steps 2-9 to create the site on the backup server. Remember that site pairs must be identical on the primary and backup servers.
Once you have created and configured all your SMTP virtual servers, start the primary sites and stop the backup Web sites as follows:
- Use the LifeKeeper GUI to bring the switchable IP address and protected volume, if any, in- service on the primary server(s).
- Use the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager to start the primary SMTP site on the primary server.
Now you are ready to add LifeKeeper protection to the Internet servers by creating one or more IIS resource hierarchies.
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