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Lync Server Cookbook by António Vargas, Lasse Nordvik Wedø, Alessio Giombini, Fabrizio Volpe

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Chapter 11. Controlling Your Network – A Quick Drill into QoS and CAC

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Gathering data about your network
  • Creating network bandwidth policies
  • Adding networks to the topology
  • Creating region links and routes
  • Enabling CAC
  • Preparing servers and clients for DSCP tagging
  • Controlling/limiting the port ranges for traffic
  • Media bypass

Introduction

Many admins believe that they can implement Lync in their organization without implementing Quality of Service (QoS) and Call Admission Control (CAC). To some extent, this is true. If the organization is only implementing a Presence (P) and Instant Messaging (IM) solution with the odd Peer to Peer (P2P) audio/video session, it might seem like a huge and costly project ...

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