DAG Network - specify specific MAPI / Replication network ?

Just wondering, I configured the network interfaces used by DAG according to this article

Planning for High Availability and Site Resilience: Exchange 2010 SP1 Help

When I check the configuration it appears that both networks using Mapi and Replication.
I know it normally fails back any if a network becomes unavailable, but I am still curious if there is a way to specify a particular network for a particular DAG role?

Here the output of Get-DatabaseAvailabilityGroupNetwork -Identity 'DAG-1' | fl
RunspaceId         : 85546da9-1e9d-4d48-8519-989ed48844d6
Name               : DAGNetwork01
Description        :
Subnets            : {{192.168.32.0/20,Up}}
Interfaces         : {{dcmbcas-1,Up,192.168.43.101}, {DCMBCAS-2,Up,192.168.43.103}}
MapiAccessEnabled  : True
ReplicationEnabled : True
IgnoreNetwork      : False
Identity           : DAG-1\DAGNetwork01
IsValid            : True

RunspaceId         : 85546da9-1e9d-4d48-8519-989ed48844d6
Name               : DAGNetwork02
Description        :
Subnets            : {{85.xx.xx.0/23,Up}}
Interfaces         : {{dcmbcas-1,Up,85.xx.xx.xx}, {DCMBCAS-2,Up,85.xx.xx.xx}}
MapiAccessEnabled  : True
ReplicationEnabled : True
IgnoreNetwork      : False
Identity           : DAG-1\DAGNetwork02
IsValid            : True

As far as I can see it appears that it is assigning the "role" based on the network configurations, but it clearly doesn't ... Can you "pipe" MapiAccessEnabled somehow ?
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Comments

  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member
    Looks like you can only use ReplicationEnabled and set it to $false, even through PS, but not for MAPI - ah well ..
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  • royalroyal Posts: 3,353Member
    The way a network is enabled for MAPI is by having that particular's network IP Address in DNS. It is only supported to have only MAPI network thus meaning only 1 IP on a DAG member should be registered in DNS. All other networks should not be registered in DNS and should be enabled for replication.
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  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member
    royal wrote: »
    The way a network is enabled for MAPI is by having that particular's network IP Address in DNS. It is only supported to have only MAPI network thus meaning only 1 IP on a DAG member should be registered in DNS. All other networks should not be registered in DNS and should be enabled for replication.

    Trouble is if that particular server is a DC and DNS server as well. You can change the NICs to not updated itself in DNS, but being a DC it will still register both IPs in DNS and even more importantly (annoying) using the same hostname, hence round robin the DNS ..

    I did try to disable dynamic updates even through the registry - but it doesn't seem to work either ....
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  • Marwa EgyptMarwa Egypt Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Hi,

    i have configer my first DAG , when u click on ur DAG at EMC u willl c at the bottom the DAG associated networks , u can click on the 1 u made for MAPI & click proprties , then remove enable replication check box & test again u will find it correct but i don't know how to disable MAPI on the network.

    Regards
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member
    Already found the solution a while ago. What network is used for what is specified by the settings on the network adapter itself. I don't have the link handy right now (iPhone) but on the planning site for DAG Microsoft specifies what exact settings are required on the NIC for what network.
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  • royalroyal Posts: 3,353Member
    but i don't know how to disable MAPI on the network.

    I answered this in my post.
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  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member
    royal wrote: »
    I answered this in my post.

    Kinda :)

    Anyway, here the settings required for each specific network ... if you use the proper setting, Exchange uses the right network for either MAPI and / or Replication

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