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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Sample Topology Considerations

These topologies provide some general guidance, but organizations ultimately need to design a virtualized solution that works best for them. These topologies provide a starting point, but should be taken with consideration and adjusted to meet the needs of each organization instead of simply reusing the sample topologies. There are a few key issues with the sample topology; these are discussed in this section.

Guest Placement

With the published example, Microsoft has dedicated particular virtual hosts for specific Lync Server roles such as only Front-End Servers, only A/V Conferencing Servers, or only Directors. The obvious issue with this type of deployment is that if a single host server fails, it will bring down ...

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