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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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Web Services FQDN Overrides

When a Director pool is created in the Topology Builder, the web services FQDNs are automatically provisioned with an option to override the internal and external FQDNs. When a single Director is deployed, overriding the FQDN is unnecessary, but when multiple Directors are deployed, it might be necessary to change the URLs depending on load-balancing methods.

If a hardware load balancer is being used for the SIP, HTTP, and HTTPS traffic, it is perfectly acceptable to use the pool FQDN suggested by the Topology Builder. This works just fine because all the traffic is destined for the same virtual IP hosted by the load balancer.

As in Lync Server 2010, Lync Server 2013 has the option to use DNS load balancing for SIP ...

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