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Rebooting Skype For Business Edge Servers RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    We have a Skype For Business Server Edge server pool with two servers. The question is, is there any Powershell command, or any way of checking if it is "safe" to reboot one of them without disturbing conferances or chats with external parts? 

    Or, is it just to reboot and SfB will handle the failover of resources? 


    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 8:32 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You can use the following cmdlet on the edge server to not allow any new connections:

    Stop-CsWindowsService -Graceful

    Once all existing sessions are closed on that server you can point all traffic to the other edge server and begin your maintenance.

    • Proposed as answer by Andrew J. Pric Thursday, November 5, 2015 2:28 PM
    • Marked as answer by Eric_YangK Friday, November 13, 2015 12:54 AM
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 11:23 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    You can use the following cmdlet on the edge server to not allow any new connections:

    Stop-CsWindowsService -Graceful

    Once all existing sessions are closed on that server you can point all traffic to the other edge server and begin your maintenance.

    • Proposed as answer by Andrew J. Pric Thursday, November 5, 2015 2:28 PM
    • Marked as answer by Eric_YangK Friday, November 13, 2015 12:54 AM
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 11:23 AM
  • Hi. Thanks for your answer!

    Can you please explain, point all traffic to the other edge server? My belief was that, since they are a pool. If one is down, the other will take all the traffic automatticly?

    Sunday, November 15, 2015 7:39 PM
  • Hi,

    Whether you're using DNS load balancing or HLB, it would be a good practice to temporarily remove the offline server from DNS or from the HLB farm to avoid any traffic being sent there unintentionally.

    Sunday, November 15, 2015 8:22 PM