SCRIPT: New-Exch2010NlbCluster.ps1

Script Name: New-Exch2010NlbCluster.ps1

Script Author: Jan Egil Ring

Original Post: http://blog.powershell.no/2010/05/21/script-to-create-a-nlb-cluster-for-the-cas-role-in-exchange-server-2010/

Log:

  • 1.0 20.05.2010 – Initial release

Code:

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#
# NAME: New-Exch2010NlbCluster.ps1
#
# AUTHOR: Jan Egil Ring
# EMAIL: jer@powershell.no
#
# COMMENT: Script to create a NLB-cluster for the CAS/HUB-roles in Exchange Server 2010.
#          For more details, see the following blog-post: http://blog.powershell.no/2010/05/21/script-to-create-a-nlb-cluster-for-the-cas-role-in-exchange-server-2010
#
# You have a royalty-free right to use, modify, reproduce, and
# distribute this script file in any way you find useful, provided that
# you agree that the creator, owner above has no warranty, obligations,
# or liability for such use.
#
# VERSION HISTORY:
# 1.0 20.05.2010 - Initial release
#
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#Importing Microsoft`s PowerShell-module for administering NLB Clusters
Import-Module NetworkLoadBalancingClusters

#Variables for creating the new cluster
$ClusterFqdn = Read-Host "Enter FQDN for the new cluster"
$InterfaceName = Read-Host "Enter interface name for NLB-adapter"
$ClusterPrimaryIP = Read-Host "Enter cluster primary IP"
$ClusterPrimaryIPSubnetMask = Read-Host "Enter subnetmask for cluster primary IP"

Write-Host "Choose cluster operation mode"
Write-Host "1 - Unicast"
Write-Host "2 - Multicast"
Write-Host "3 - IGMP Multicast"
switch (Read-Host "Enter the number for your chosen operation mode")
{
1 {$OperationMode = "unicast"}
2 {$OperationMode = "multicastcast"}
3 {$OperationMode = "igmpmulticast"}
default {Write-Warning "Invalid option, choose '1', '2' or '3'";return}
}

$MSExchangeRPCPort = Read-Host "Enter static port configured for Microsoft Exchange RPC (MAPI)"
$MSExchangeABPort = Read-Host "Enter static port configured for Microsoft Exchange Address book service"

#Creating new cluster
Write-Host "Creating NLB Cluster..." -ForegroundColor yellow
New-NlbCluster -ClusterName $ClusterFqdn -InterfaceName $InterfaceName -ClusterPrimaryIP $ClusterPrimaryIP -SubnetMask $ClusterPrimaryIPSubnetMask -OperationMode $OperationMode

#Removing default port rule for the new cluster
Write-Host "Removing default port rule..." -ForegroundColor yellow
Get-NlbClusterPortRule -HostName . | Remove-NlbClusterPortRule -Force

#Adding port rules for Exchange Server 2010 CAS (SMTP, http, POP3, RPC, IMAP4, https, static port for MSExchangeRPC and MSExchangeAB)
Write-Host "Adding port rules for Exchange Server 2010 CAS" -ForegroundColor yellow
Add-NlbClusterPortRule -Protocol Tcp -Mode Multiple -Affinity Single -StartPort 25 -EndPort 25 -InterfaceName $InterfaceName | Out-Null
Write-Host "Added port rule for SMTP (tcp 25)" -ForegroundColor yellow
Add-NlbClusterPortRule -Protocol Tcp -Mode Multiple -Affinity Single -StartPort 80 -EndPort 80 -InterfaceName $InterfaceName | Out-Null
Write-Host "Added port rule for http (tcp 80)" -ForegroundColor yellow
Add-NlbClusterPortRule -Protocol Tcp -Mode Multiple -Affinity Single -StartPort 110 -EndPort 110 -InterfaceName $InterfaceName | Out-Null
Write-Host "Added port rule for POP3 (tcp 110)" -ForegroundColor yellow
Add-NlbClusterPortRule -Protocol Tcp -Mode Multiple -Affinity Single -StartPort 135 -EndPort 135 -InterfaceName $InterfaceName | Out-Null
Write-Host "Added port rule for RPC (tcp 135)" -ForegroundColor yellow
Add-NlbClusterPortRule -Protocol Tcp -Mode Multiple -Affinity Single -StartPort 143 -EndPort 143 -InterfaceName $InterfaceName | Out-Null
Write-Host "Added port rule for IMAP4 (tcp 143)" -ForegroundColor yellow
Add-NlbClusterPortRule -Protocol Tcp -Mode Multiple -Affinity Single -StartPort 443 -EndPort 443 -InterfaceName $InterfaceName | Out-Null
Write-Host "Added port rule for https (tcp 443)" -ForegroundColor yellow
Add-NlbClusterPortRule -Protocol Tcp -Mode Multiple -Affinity Single -StartPort $MSExchangeRPCPort -EndPort $MSExchangeRPCPort -InterfaceName $InterfaceName | Out-Null
Write-Host "Added port rule for MSExchange RPC (tcp $MSExchangeRPCPort)" -ForegroundColor yellow
Add-NlbClusterPortRule -Protocol Tcp -Mode Multiple -Affinity Single -StartPort $MSExchangeABPort -EndPort $MSExchangeABPort -InterfaceName $InterfaceName | Out-Null
Write-Host "Added port rule for MSExchange Address Book service (tcp $MSExchangeABPort)" -ForegroundColor yellow

#Adding additional cluster nodes based on user input
Write-Warning "Before adding additional nodes, make sure that NLB are installed and the NLB-adapter are configured with a static IP-address on the remote node"
$additionalnodes = Read-Host "Add additional nodes to the cluster? Y/N"
if ($additionalnodes -like "y"){
do {
$NodeFqdn = Read-Host "Enter FQDN for the additional node"
$NewNodeInterface = Read-Host "Enter interface name for NLB-adapter on the additional node"
Write-Host "Adding cluster node $NodeFqdn" -ForegroundColor yellow
Get-NlbCluster -HostName . | Add-NlbClusterNode -NewNodeName $NodeFqdn -NewNodeInterface $NewNodeInterface
$additionalnodes = Read-Host "Add additional nodes to the cluster? Y/N"
} until ($additionalnodes -like "n") 
}

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