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

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Strong Host Model

A possible Edge Server option discussed earlier uses a dedicated network adapter for each external Edge service.

Note

Just like with a two-adapter configuration, name the different network interfaces descriptively, such as “Access Edge,” “Web Conferencing Edge,” and “AV Edge.”

Something to be aware of with this option is that both Windows Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 utilize the strong host model for the network adapters, which means that traffic sent outbound from a source IP address must always be sent from the network adapter associated with that IP address. Now that might seem like common sense, but Windows Server 2003 and earlier allowed outbound traffic to be sent from any network adapter regardless of which adapter ...

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