Lync 2010 Edge Server Installation Guide

Firstly we will look at the Lync 2010 Edge Deployment Recommendations:
  • Do not join Edge servers to the domain
  • Use MS Lync Planning tool to generate an XLS-based topology document.
  • Use Topology builder to generate a file that will be exported to the Edge Server.
  • Edge server role cannot be combined with any other roles.
  • MS does NOT support NAT for traffic to or from the Edge internal interface, but for the Edge external interface is allowed.

 Lync 2010 Edge Server Certificate Requirements:

  • Certificate for Edge server can be issued by public CA or internal CA.
  • Edge server internal interface certificate can be issued by internal CA.
  • Edge server external interface certificate must be issued by public CA (go Daddy,DigiCert).
  • Public Certificate is used for the Access Edge service, the Web Conferencing Edge service, and for AV authentication.

  Lync 2010 Edge Server Firewall and Port Requirements:

Federation with

Feature

TCP/443

UDP/3478

RTP/UDP 50.000-59,999K

RTP/TCP 50,000-59,999K
Windows Live Messenger 2011
Point to Point
Audio/Video (A/V)
Open inbound
Open inbound
Open outbound
Do not open in either direction
Open outbound
Lync Server 2010
Lync Server 2010
Open inbound
Open inbound
Open outbound
Do not open in either direction
Open outbound
Lync Server 2010
Application sharing/desktop sharing
Open inbound
Open inbound
Open outbound
Do not open in either direction
Open outbound
Lync Server 2010
File transfer
Open inbound
Open inbound
Open outbound
Do not open in either direction
Open outbound
Office Communications Server 2007 R2
A/V
Open inbound
Open inbound
Open outbound
Do not open in either direction
Open outbound
Office Communications Server 2007 R2
Desktop sharing
Open inbound
Open inbound
Open outbound
Do not open in either direction
Open outbound
Office Communications Server 2007 R2
File transfer
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Office Communications Server 2007
A/V
Open inbound
Open inbound
Open inbound
Open outbound
Open inbound
Open outbound
Office Communications Server 2007
Desktop sharing
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Office Communications Server 2007
File transfer
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Lync 2010 Edge Server Installation Walk-Through:
  • Configure NICs on Edge Server
    1. There must be two NICs, Internal NIC which is used to communicate with front-end servers and External NIC which is in the DMZ
    2. Configure External NIC with a gateway address.
    3. Configure Internal NIC without a gateway address.
    4. Create static route to all internal networks. (Use route add command)
  • Install pre-requisites:
    • Run Windows Powershell as Administrator
      • Import-Module ServerManager
      • Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core,Telnet-Client

  • Copy Topology Export to Edge Server
    1. Export topology by running “Export-CsConfiguration –FileName c:\edge.zip”
    2. Copy it to Edge Server
  • Install Lync 2010 Edge Server
    Run the Lync Deployment Wizard and provide exported file in step #2 (you will be prompted for the pre-requisites)
  • Apply Certificates
    Use Deployment Wizard to Request and Install certificates
  • Start Lync Services from Deployment Wizard
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