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Minimum no of servers for Lync 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • 1.) We want to deploy lync 2010 standard edition. We want to use all the features. How many minimum server do I need  and what server should have what.
    2.) What Certificates names should I include. We would be integrating lync with the existing VOIP system
    3.) If upgrading from OCS2007r2 do need any downtime for upgrade.

    Malli Boppe

    Friday, November 2, 2012 12:03 AM

Answers

  • Lync Servers will be 1 SE Server, 1 Edge Server. In addition you will need a device to provide reverse proxy functionality to support external users. However, this reverse proxy devices does not need to be a server as it can be a firewall or similar network device with RP capabilities.

    When upgrading from OCS2007 R2 you should not expect downtime although I would not move your users during the business day.

    Two URLs to review the certificate requirements.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398920.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398094.aspx

    • Proposed as answer by Lisa.zheng Friday, November 2, 2012 9:11 AM
    • Marked as answer by mboppe Sunday, November 4, 2012 10:57 PM
    Friday, November 2, 2012 1:16 AM
  • You can also use Lync Server 2010, Planning Tool to get you started with planning your topology.

    The Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Planning Tool asks you a series of questions about your organization and the features that you are interested in. The planning tool will then use your answers to recommend a topology based on the tested Microsoft Lync Server 2010 user model.

    You can download it here.

    • Marked as answer by mboppe Sunday, November 4, 2012 10:56 PM
    Friday, November 2, 2012 9:28 AM

  • To add,

    1) One single Lync 2010/2013 Standard Edition server (Front-End, Mediation Server role, optionally Monitoring and Archiving collocated server roles)

    1a) add one Lync 201x Edge Server for external and federated access plus Lync Mobile Push Notification e.g. Apple iOS devices (optional)

    1b) add another box for reverse proxy role. Typically this is recommended as ForeFront TMG 2010.

    2) if only Lync internal deployment is required, the most cost-effective and simple approach is to setup Windows Certificate Services with web enrollment. With the SIP domain matching the internal AD FQDN, certificate deployment can follow closely this structure.

    3) no downtime is needed. Moving from OCS 2007 R2 to Lync 201x is recommended with side-by-side inside-out coexistence approach.

    Do share with us if this helps. Thanks!



    TechNet/MSDN Forum Moderator (Unified Communications) - http://www.leedesmond.com


    • Edited by Desmond Lee Friday, November 2, 2012 9:52 PM
    • Marked as answer by mboppe Sunday, November 4, 2012 10:56 PM
    Friday, November 2, 2012 9:51 PM

All replies

  • Lync Servers will be 1 SE Server, 1 Edge Server. In addition you will need a device to provide reverse proxy functionality to support external users. However, this reverse proxy devices does not need to be a server as it can be a firewall or similar network device with RP capabilities.

    When upgrading from OCS2007 R2 you should not expect downtime although I would not move your users during the business day.

    Two URLs to review the certificate requirements.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398920.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398094.aspx

    • Proposed as answer by Lisa.zheng Friday, November 2, 2012 9:11 AM
    • Marked as answer by mboppe Sunday, November 4, 2012 10:57 PM
    Friday, November 2, 2012 1:16 AM
  • You can also use Lync Server 2010, Planning Tool to get you started with planning your topology.

    The Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Planning Tool asks you a series of questions about your organization and the features that you are interested in. The planning tool will then use your answers to recommend a topology based on the tested Microsoft Lync Server 2010 user model.

    You can download it here.

    • Marked as answer by mboppe Sunday, November 4, 2012 10:56 PM
    Friday, November 2, 2012 9:28 AM

  • To add,

    1) One single Lync 2010/2013 Standard Edition server (Front-End, Mediation Server role, optionally Monitoring and Archiving collocated server roles)

    1a) add one Lync 201x Edge Server for external and federated access plus Lync Mobile Push Notification e.g. Apple iOS devices (optional)

    1b) add another box for reverse proxy role. Typically this is recommended as ForeFront TMG 2010.

    2) if only Lync internal deployment is required, the most cost-effective and simple approach is to setup Windows Certificate Services with web enrollment. With the SIP domain matching the internal AD FQDN, certificate deployment can follow closely this structure.

    3) no downtime is needed. Moving from OCS 2007 R2 to Lync 201x is recommended with side-by-side inside-out coexistence approach.

    Do share with us if this helps. Thanks!



    TechNet/MSDN Forum Moderator (Unified Communications) - http://www.leedesmond.com


    • Edited by Desmond Lee Friday, November 2, 2012 9:52 PM
    • Marked as answer by mboppe Sunday, November 4, 2012 10:56 PM
    Friday, November 2, 2012 9:51 PM
  • Thanks Guys

    Malli Boppe

    Sunday, November 4, 2012 10:56 PM