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Solution Guide: SteelApp Traffic Manager and Microsoft Lync 2010

by riverbed on ‎12-02-2012 02:49 PM (2,672 Views)

Microsoft Lync 2010 is a unified communications platform providing instant messaging, voice, video, and application sharing for both internal and external users. Each server in a Lync deployment provides a portion of the overall Lync functionality; and each server can be scaled to a pool of servers load balanced by SteelApp Traffic Manager. This deployment guide provides the steps necessary for SteelApp to load balance the following Lync pools:

  • Front End Pool: The main Lync pool that handles authentication, instant messaging, and various other services
  • Director Pool: Offloads authentication of users from the Front End Pool
  • Edge Pool: Allows external users to access Lync. They can be remote users or users from another organization, controlled by policy

For each pool a list of ports is provided along with the load balancing algorithm, health monitor, persistence profile, and IP Transparency setting to use with each port.