Lync Mediation & Audiocodes Mediant Best Practices RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I would like to know if there are any best practices for setting up Mediant 1000 MSBG in a Lync environment. I've seen that it's best to use a dual NIC configuration on the Mediation server, with one NIC in a separate subnet for communication to the audio gateway. But if this is a closed subnet without a gateway, the clients won't be able to connect to this IP on the gateway for Media Bypass. Am I missing something?

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9:17 AM

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  • Hi,

    Even if you configure the link between the Mediation Server and the media gateway for TLS, it is still good practice to further enhance security by configuring the Mediation Server with two network interface cards to separate its internal and external edges. The media bypass would not be affected. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg412740.aspx

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    Kent Huang
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:09 AM
  • Hi Kent, thanks for your reply. But I don't quite understand completely.

    Do you mean that I have to setup two NICs:

    * 1 for internal traffic; communication with clients, other lync servers, etc.

    * 1 for sip & rtp traffic; communication with audiocodes gateway

    In this case, if the second nic is in a seperate vlan for sip & rtp traffic, I'm guessing the lync clients would also need to be able to connect to this vlan to make the direct connection to the audiocodes gateway (for media bypass)?

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:20 AM