Microsoft Exchange Server is a mail server, calendaring software, and contact manager program that runs on Windows Server. ESI Exchange Integration enables you, the storage administrator, to integrate Exchange with supported EMC storage systems.
The integration combines the ESI Exchange High Availability (HA) Extension, ESI Exchange Adapter, ESI RecoverPoint Adapter, Exchange cmdlets in the ESI PowerShell Toolkit, and the ESI Exchange SCOM Management Packs. You can connect and manage Microsoft Exchange storage with an ESI host controller as follows:
Discover Exchange mailbox databases, mailbox database copies, mailbox servers, and database availability groups (DAGs), including third-party DAGs.
Associate Exchange objects with applicable EMC storage-system objects.
Create and remove Exchange mailbox databases.
Add and remove mailbox database copies for high availability and site resilience.
View database copy status in the ESI GUI or with the ESI PowerShell Toolkit.
Create, provision, and remove storage for mailbox databases.
Use the ESI PowerShell Toolkit to automate storage-provisioning and high availability tasks.
Use EMC RecoverPoint to enable Exchange third-party replication for high availability. ESI RecoverPoint Adapter overview provides more details.
Use the ESI Exchange SCOM Management Packs to monitor the ESI Exchange HA Extension in SCOM. You can use SCOM to ensure that the extension is running and to generate alerts for possible remediation failures. Monitoring the extension with SCOM provides details.
Note: After confirming that your system meets the ESI Exchange Integration prerequisites, you can install and setup the integration.