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UM server placement

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  • We use a centralized model where all our Exchange 2010 servers are in one site. We also use Lync 2010 in the central site.

    We will be installing Lync at a remote site The site will have an sba with a pbx and voice gateway. We also want to use UM.

    Can I install the UM in the central site or does it have to go inthe remote site? If it does have to go in the remote site, do I need to install other Exchange servers in that site with other key roles?

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 2:09 AM

Answers

  • This may depend greatly on whether your WAN can handle the voice traffic for UM (and possibly Lync as well) or not.  If it can I would put the Exchange 2010 UM role as close to your CAS/CAS Array/Mailbox server roles as possible.  If the UM role is remote from the CAS/MB the user/caller experience is not that great of a story (not to mention probably not supported).
    • Marked as answer by IT2B Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:10 PM
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:48 PM

All replies

  • This may depend greatly on whether your WAN can handle the voice traffic for UM (and possibly Lync as well) or not.  If it can I would put the Exchange 2010 UM role as close to your CAS/CAS Array/Mailbox server roles as possible.  If the UM role is remote from the CAS/MB the user/caller experience is not that great of a story (not to mention probably not supported).
    • Marked as answer by IT2B Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:10 PM
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:48 PM
  • Thanks for the response.

    We would prefer to stay with the central model. 

    This link shows a central model as well.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123925.aspx



    • Edited by IT2B Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:10 PM
    Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:10 PM