ESI Exchange Integration prerequisites
For native Exchange DAGs, Microsoft Exchange 2013 or 2010 SP3 installed on each Exchange server.
Full installation of one of the following has been completed on each Exchange server (Server Core installations are not supported):
Windows Server 2012 R2 or SP2, 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 or later, 64-bit
ESI Exchange HA Extension Service and ESI is installed and set up on each Exchange server. Therefore, each Exchange server has the same prerequisites as the ESI controller. For servers running Windows Server 2008 R2, confirm that .NET framework 4.5 is installed on the Exchange servers for which you are installing the ESI Exchange HA Extension.
For EMC RecoverPoint replication, ESI RecoverPoint Adapter is installed on the ESI controller and EMC RecoverPoint/SE or EX, version 4.0, and the applicable splitters are set up for each supported EMC storage system. EMC RecoverPoint Release Notes on EMC Online Support has more details about EMC RecoverPoint/SE and EMC RecoverPoint/EX.
ESI Exchange Integration limitations
You cannot use ESI to create DAGs and to create, add, or remove mailbox servers. Use the Exchange Management Tools for these tasks instead.
The ESI Exchange HA Extension is only supported on Exchange servers with the mailbox server role in an Exchange DAG that is in third-party replication mode.
With the ESI Exchange SCOM Management Packs, SCOM detects ESI Exchange integration events only when the ESI Exchange HA Extension detects issues and takes action.
For EMC RecoverPoint replication of Exchange DAGs in third-party replication mode:
Mailbox databases and database copies must be provisioned in ESI.
The ESI RecoverPoint Adapter supports only the EMC VNX and VMAX series of storage systems.
For DAGs with built-in replication, ESI requires that you use only existing drive letters to create and add mailbox database copies.
With EMC RecoverPoint, the Exchange Integration supports only two replica copies of a mailbox database—a production copy and a remote site copy.