Dell Advanced Infrastructure Manager (AIM) provides multiple benefits when deploying and managing Exchange. Re-provisioning a failed Microsoft® Exchange Mailbox server in an environment managed by Dell Advanced Infrastructure Manager (AIM) significantly reduces the restore time, with minimum manual intervention. Also, the dependencies on multiple Information Technology (IT) expertise like Server Engineers, Network administrators, and so on can be reduced because Dell AIM has a unified approach towards managing these infrastructure components. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Database Availability Group (DAG) deployed in Dell AIM managed server pool will be in a degraded state only for minutes before it gets restored to its original configuration. Dell AIM complements the native high availability of Exchange by rapidly restoring a failed server in the DAG. Compare this to the hours of manual effort it would take to bring up a failed Exchange Server involving locating hardware, deploying the Operating System (OS) and Exchange 2010, and mounting the failed databases on the new server.
Apart from restoring DAG in an automated way, other benefits of AIM include centralized management of the network and compute Exchange infrastructure, ability to dynamically configure and manage Exchange MAPI (Messaging API) and DAG replication networks on multiple servers from single console. Using AIM, high availability can also be provided to the non-mailbox server roles including the Active Directory (AD) domain controller.