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Cumulative Update: InSufficientActiveFrontEnds with single server setup

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    I'm planning to install the latest cumulative update on our Lync 2013 servers (Single front-end and and Single edge install) 

    When I run Get-CsPoolUpgradeReadinessState I get the following output

    PoolName             : lyncpool.company.com
    State                : InSufficientActiveFrontEnds
    TotalFrontends       : 1
    TotalActiveFrontends : 1
    UpgradeDomains       : {
                           UpgradeDomainName: UpgradeDomain1
    IsReadyForUpgrade: True
                           Total FrontEnds: 1
                           Total Active FrontEnds: 1
                           Frontends: lync01.domain.com
                           }

    The state is InSufficientActiveFrontEnds

    Accoring to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2835432 I have an issue with my pool

    Quote: 
    "If you see Busy for at least three consecutive times after you wait 10 minutes in between each attempt, or if you see any result of InsufficientActiveFrontEnds for the State value of the pool, there is an issue with the pool. If you cannot resolve this issue, you may have to contact Microsoft Support"

    My guess is that I get this output because we only have 1 front end server. This single front end server is ready for update according to the same output.

    Can I ignore this result and update my frontend and edge server or should I also get a ready state in case of a single front server setup?


    Monday, September 2, 2013 2:13 PM

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  • From the KB you given, you don’t need to run the command Get-CsPoolUpgradeReadinessState when you deployment is Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition. You just need to run the installer.

    As I tested with my Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition, the InSufficientActiveFrontEnds state is expected.


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    Tuesday, September 3, 2013 6:57 AM
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  • You can update the Front end and won't get errors during the CU install (IsReadyForUpgrade: True)
    Tuesday, September 3, 2013 1:15 AM
  • Hi - the state should be expected as you are running a single front-end in a pool (Enterprise I assume?) and in theory you would need 3.

    Alessio Giombini | Microsoft Solutions Architect | Twitter: @AlessioGiombini
    Lync 2013 Detailed Design Calculator: try it at http://goo.gl/jU1hZR

    Monday, September 2, 2013 5:20 PM

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  • Hi - the state should be expected as you are running a single front-end in a pool (Enterprise I assume?) and in theory you would need 3.

    Alessio Giombini | Microsoft Solutions Architect | Twitter: @AlessioGiombini
    Lync 2013 Detailed Design Calculator: try it at http://goo.gl/jU1hZR

    Monday, September 2, 2013 5:20 PM
  • You can update the Front end and won't get errors during the CU install (IsReadyForUpgrade: True)
    Tuesday, September 3, 2013 1:15 AM
  • From the KB you given, you don’t need to run the command Get-CsPoolUpgradeReadinessState when you deployment is Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition. You just need to run the installer.

    As I tested with my Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition, the InSufficientActiveFrontEnds state is expected.


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    Tuesday, September 3, 2013 6:57 AM
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  • Microsoft http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2835432  is a joke;

    The state is InSufficientActiveFrontEnds is nothing wrong;

    you will get "InSufficientActiveFrontEnds" , no matter what!

    Monday, January 27, 2014 2:55 AM