I have two Unity servers in standby (manual) failover and was wondering what the status of the units would be if the LAN connection between them failed. The scenario is that, i have two buildings each with thier own incoming telco connections and exchange servers, these are connected together via an ethernet connection. My question is how the Unity servers would re-act if that connection was broken. Would the units status stay as they are, i.e primary unit still serving building 1 and secondary server still standby, thus no voicemail in building 2 or would both units become active until the connection was recovered. Also whether there would be any advantage in using automatic back up of these servers (I understand the strict LAN guidelines for this). My ultimate goal is to cover either unity server failure, or ethernet connection failure to keep services up in both buildings.
Many thanks for the swift response. I have looked through this document and it does not really answer the question. All of the scenarios are based upon servers being disconnected from the network. In my scenario i have in effect two seperate switch stacks, one in each building. My question is what would happen if the interlink between the switches went down. In other words, none of the servers would lose their LAN connection. Would i be correct in saying that the state of the two unity servers would not change, so we would lose VM at the secondary server side.
The unity servers are in standby failover so you are correct that under normal circumstances the primary server services both buildings. My question is, what if the LAN connection between the two buildings went down, (not a server failure or server NIC connection) would the building with the secondary server lose VM? Or would both servers become active.
I'm not able to access my old voice mail messages all of a sudden. The recording says something like 'the message is currently not available'. This has never happened before in all the years I have been using this system. I have t...