Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox DAG Based Practice Network Configurations

The table below shows recommended best practice on how to configure network cards for Mailbox Servers within one DAG:Adaptor ComponentMAPI NICSettingReplication NIC SettingClient for Microsoft NetworksEnabledDisabledQoS Packet SchedulerOptionalOptionalFile and Printer Sharing for Microsoft NetworksEnabledDisabledInternet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IP v6)OptionalOptionalInternet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP v4)EnabledEnabledLink-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper I/O DriverEnabledEnabledLink-Layer Topology Discovery ResponderEnabledEnabledRegister Connection in DNSEnabledDisabledDefault […]

The table below shows recommended best practice on how to configure network cards for Mailbox Servers within one DAG:

Adaptor Component

MAPI NIC
Setting

Replication NIC Setting

Client for Microsoft Networks

Enabled

Disabled

QoS Packet Scheduler

Optional

Optional

File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks

Enabled

Disabled

Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IP v6)

Optional

Optional

Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP v4)

Enabled

Enabled

Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper I/O Driver

Enabled

Enabled

Link-Layer Topology Discovery Responder

Enabled

Enabled

Register Connection in DNS

Enabled

Disabled

Default Gateway

Enabled

Disabled
(use static routes)