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Upgrading Lync 2013 to Skype for Business RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am planning to upgrade our deployment.  currently running 1 front end server with no monitoring or archiving.  Running on Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter SP1 and SQL 2012 Express.  We had Lync 2010 on the server and upgraded it to Lync 2013.

    I want to move to Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter with a mirrored SQL 2012 SP4 Back-end and enterprise front end pools.  We will then be expanding on with persistent chat, reverse proxy, edge & federated services.  Our single standard edition server no longer meets the needs that are required.

    I am looking for best way to accomplish this task.  Can I do this:

    1. Update Windows Patches and ensure pre-reqs as indicated
    2. Install latest SQL 2012 express SP
    3. Perform in-place Skype for Business Upgrade
    3a. Add Archiving and Monitoring databases in the upgrade
    4. Create new Enterprise Pool
    5. Migrate CMS to new Enterprise Pool (does this move/migrate the database to the new SQL Server?)
    6. Migrate users to the new pool

    Then I can work on adding persistent chat, edge server & federated services?

    Thanks,

    Friday, December 22, 2017 9:58 PM

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  • Hi lan Ch,

    You don't need to upgrade your current environment.

    You should deploy your Enterprise pool with SfB and SQL backend.

    After the installation, move all users to the new pool.


    regards Holger Technical Specialist UC

    Friday, December 22, 2017 11:35 PM
  • Hi lan Ch,

    Agree with Holger ,you should deploy the SFB enterprise pool and move users to the new pool ,no need to upgrade

    Deploy SQL mirroring for Back End Server high availability ,you could refer to the following link.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj204992.aspx

    when you deploy the SFB enterprise pool ,you could refer to the following link(Lync 2013 and SFB 2015 is similar ,you could refer to it).

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/canitpro/2015/05/05/step-by-step-installation-of-skype-for-business-server-2015/


    Regards,

    Leon Lu


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    Sunday, December 24, 2017 12:36 PM
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    Regards,

    Leon Lu


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    Tuesday, December 26, 2017 6:49 AM
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  • Thanks for the info.  That is what I was looking for.  Are there any good links for creating enterprise pool and SQL back end and moving users?

    I have 2 major datacenters connected via high speed link and want to provide HA.  do I do a shared ent pool?  

    Can I easily add in the persistent chat, edge, Archiving, monitoring and office web apps servers/roles?


    • Edited by Ian Ch Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:22 PM
    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:11 PM
  • After moving all users to the new enterprise pool, do I need to move the central management store?  Can the standard edition server be decommissioned?

    Thursday, January 4, 2018 8:45 PM
  • Hi Ian Ch,

    After moving all users to the new enterprise pool, you need to move the central management store,you could refer to the following link

     

    https://ucsteps.com/tag/step-by-step-migration-from-lync-2013-to-skype-for-business-server-2015/

     

    After the all the migrated process,you could decommission the standard server.

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    Leon Lu


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    Monday, January 8, 2018 10:04 AM
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