OA supports multiple mailbox stores per Exchange Backend server. The article describes how to configure OA to provision customers' mailboxes on different Exchange mailbox stores using provisioning attributes.
Create and register new mailbox store in OA using the article #1178 How to create additional Mailbox Stores for Hosted Exchange.
Create provisioning attributes, e.g.
Note: we will use
exchange_2as a provisioning attribute and it will be assigned to Exchange hosts, while
exchange_store_2is a mailbox store attribute and it will be used within Service Templates and assigned to Exchange mailbox stores, not hosts.
Create new resource type based on the Hosted Exchange resource class and assign the
exchange_2provisioning attribute to it.
Create new Service Template for Exchange hosting, include resource type created on the previous step into it and define the value of the
Mailbox storage attributes (comma-separated values)template parameter as
exchange_store_2attribute to the new Exchange mailstore in OA Provider CP at Service Director > Hosted Exchange Manager > Mailbox Stores > select store > Attributes tab.
exchange_2provisioning attribute to the Exchange server where the new mailbox store is created.
Note: Exchange host with ExchangeSMTP service should have the same provisioning attribute assigned as well.
- Mark the new mailstore as
Ready to providein OA Provider CP at Service Director > Hosted Exchange Manager > Mailbox Stores > select store > General tab.
OA is looking for the target Exchange mailbox store for provisioning this way:
OA detects the provisioning attribute of Resource Type
Hosted Exchangefrom Service Template (
exchange_2in the example above).
OA selects the Exchange BackEnd and FrontEnd servers with the same provisioning attribute (
Detects the mailstore attribute from the
Mailbox storage attributesactivation parameter of Service Template parameter (
exchange_store_2in the example above).
Selects the specific Exchange Mailbox Stores by mailstore attribute and select the one which has maximal not allocated size.
- Provisions new mailbox on the selected Mailbox Store.