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Exchange 2013 File Share Witness on NetApp

Running a Exchange 2013 cluster, 2 nodes, on Windows 2012 R2.  The MSCS quorum is using a File Share Witness on a 3rd Windows Server.  Does anybody have any documentation that shows MS Exchange 2013 supports using a CIFS File Share Witness for Quorum on a NetApp CIFS server?  Running a simple ONTAP 8.3.2 CIFS SVM and already have 12+ SQL clusters using NetApp FSWs that are supported with no issue.

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Re: Exchange 2013 File Share Witness on NetApp

if i recalled it right, it's totally supported on 7mode system. not very sure on clustered. but should be quite similar

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Re: Exchange 2013 File Share Witness on NetApp

Hi,

 

Do you have a best practices document for setting up a windows file share witness on NetApp SVM running CIFS? We are on ONTAP 9.1P13

Re: Exchange 2013 File Share Witness on NetApp

Actually just create a normal cifs share is fine, just make sure the network is stable, and all LIF is can be failover

https://www.netapp.com/us/media/tr-4332.pdf

page 12 - 13.

Re: Exchange 2013 File Share Witness on NetApp

How was your configuration for the SQL clusters running FSW? Do you have any specific settings on the share?

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