SfB Server 2015: Pool Pairing with CMS and AlwaysON

We already publish guides to Deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group for Skype for Business Server 2015 and also SfB Server: Moving Central Management to a pool with SQL Server AlwaysOn BackEnd. However, we were asked to create another guide when we want to pair two SfB Enterprise Pools where the Primary Pool is hosting the Central Management Store (CMS). … Continue reading SfB Server 2015: Pool Pairing with CMS and AlwaysON

SfB Server: Moving Central Management to a pool with SQL Server AlwaysOn BackEnd

In a previous post, we described how to configure AlwaysOn Availability Groups for Skype for Business Server 2015: Deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group for Skype for Business Server 2015 https://uclobby.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/deploying-sql-server-alwayson-availability-group-for-skype-for-business-server-2015/ That same post covers a green field deployment, but in this one we are going to work on a scenario where the xds and … Continue reading SfB Server: Moving Central Management to a pool with SQL Server AlwaysOn BackEnd

Lync/SfB: How to configure Internal Web Services Override FQDN

A common question while planning/deploying Lync Server and Skype for Business Server is: When do we need to configure Internal Web Services Override FQDN? The answer to this is quite simple — we only need it if we have to split SIP traffic from HTTP/HTTPS. We know that this answer will raise more questions, so first we should … Continue reading Lync/SfB: How to configure Internal Web Services Override FQDN

Request/Renewing Skype for Business Server 2015 Certificates

Here are the steps to request or renew certificates in Skype for Business Server 2015. Most of the steps are similar to Lync Server 2010/2013, so to start let's go to the well-known Deployment Wizard Step 3 and click Run or Run Again (depending on if you are requesting for the first time or renewing … Continue reading Request/Renewing Skype for Business Server 2015 Certificates

Deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group for Skype for Business Server 2015

In Lync Server 2013, there were requests regarding an alternative to SQL Mirroring for SQL Server High Availability. This was related to the fact that SQL Mirroring was marked as a feature to be removed in future SQL Server versions: This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, … Continue reading Deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group for Skype for Business Server 2015

Deploying Kemp Technologies Free LoadMaster as Load Balancer and Reverse Proxy

Update 2017/06/07 – Updated the screenshots with the new Kemp LoadMaster UI. In a recent Lync deployment, we were installing a new Kemp Technologies LoadMaster and a new license type was shown: This is great news since we can use it for test/lab environments without having the previous 30 days limitation. Also, in the End … Continue reading Deploying Kemp Technologies Free LoadMaster as Load Balancer and Reverse Proxy