- Paperback: 266 pages
- Publisher: Packt Publishing (19 Feb. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1782171509
- ISBN-13: 978-1782171508
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.5 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 High Availability Paperback – 19 Feb 2014
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About the Author
Nuno Mota works as a Senior Microsoft Messaging Consultant for a UK services provider company in London. He is responsible for designing and deploying Exchange and Office 365 solutions for organizations around the UK. He also shares a passion for Lync, Active Directory, and PowerShell. Besides writing his personal Exchange blog, http://LetsExchange.blogspot.com, he is also an author for the MSExchange.org website with dozens of published articles, and is a regular contributor in the Exchange TechNet forums. He has also been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) on Exchange since 2012.
Top Customer Reviews
I would love to recommend this book as the bible reference for number of components of Exchange actually makes it highly available. From Database Availability Groups to the inner workings of the Client Access Server. The tweaks and tips are way to go.
I highly recommend it.
I fully recommend this to any Exchange professional whether a novice or expert in this area.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program)
My hesitance in reading this was mainly based on experience from my own customers, which have moved to Exchange Online. Microsoft handles the disaster recovery and availability - so why do we need a book on this?
Simple, not everyone is racing to Exchange Online and still have an on-premises solution. If you are one of those IT pros responsible for configuring and managing resilient features of Exchange 2013, then you can’t afford to miss this book.
Overall, in my opinion, the book is very well written and goes technically deep - just what you need if your responsible for resilience. Mota's real-world experience and deep technical knowledge shine as he clearly takes you through each topic. If you already have experience with Exchange high availability, then you will appreciate the well-organized TOC and no-fluff approach in the text.
The book is well illustrated with conceptual graphics and screen shots so you can see the expected results. PowerShell and the Exchange cmdlets play an important role in real life and in this book - once again showing Mota's real-world experience.
Did I learn something new? Yes - a lot. Would I recommend this book? Absolutely. Any Exchange IT pro responsible for on-premises HA will learn from this book. This one stays on my bookshelf!
I highly recommend it as the definitive resource for HA. But, I also recommend this book as the perfect reference for how many components of Exchange actually work. From Database Availability Groups to the inner workings of the Client Access Server. Although the book is only 266 pages long it’s packed full of great information!
I highly recommend it
A few weeks ago, I got the nice request from Packt Publishing to review a recently published book on Exchange 2013 High Availability ([...]) Having co-authored the Exchange 2013 Cookbook ([...]) myself last year, I was more than happy to do so; also because the author Nuno Mota is a good friend out of the Exchange community.
When thinking of the title and topic, my expectations were high. Being familiar with the Packt book style already, I know I could expect qualitative, concise, to the point, tested material. And in short, it fulfilled my satisfaction. The book start with diving directly in CAS high availability, followed by MBX high availability. Next chapter is talking about how to handle multiple site availability, followed by load balancing your transport mechanism. Here, I would personally changed the order of these 2 chapters here, but that’s just a detail. Other chapters talked about backup/restore, monitoring and some basics about AD and DNS as baseline for smooth Exchange operations. Again, to my opinion, these last 3 could have been left out, considering readers who are looking for in-depth information on high availability, probably already know the details around backup, monitoring and what your AD/DNS infra needs to look like. But that’s up to the reader to decide.
Talking a bit more about level of content, I’m more than happy about this. Each chapter is well-written, logically structured and all technical items I can think of were present. Load balancing is starting with the basic concept, moving over to Windows NLB compared to Hardware Load Balancers, and where the differences and benefits are of each solution. In the mailbox chapter, key subject of course is Database Availability Groups. What I really liked in this module is you are jumping right into the action. No theoretical stuff around DAG, but more direct troubleshooting tips & tricks, what abour reseeding,… On the other hand, I’m missing more detailed content on Public Folders in Exchange 2013 and especially on the HA part. It’s only 2 pages covering this. A bit too limited I guess. But then we are back in action with the transport chapter, and especially how well the concept of shadow emails and shadow redundancy is explained. Perfect job done!
All in all, another great book from Packt, completing the collection of Exchange 2013 titles (Powershell, Cookbook and HA). Yes, there are other books talking about the same content, even all content can be found in a single book like the famous unleashed series, but that might be overkill for a lot of Exchange admins. If you are already familiar with Exchange 2013 or previous versions, but looking to get the next push into high availability, this book is ideal to you. It’s close to 200 pages, taking just a few hours reading it from front-to-back (as I did on the way to and back from TechEd Houston 2014 just last week. Perfect reading material while on the plane…)
'til next time!