Using Linux based LoadBalancer for SFBS

As stated earlier, in this deployment of SFBS default gateway on frontend server are L3 switch as against the hardware load balancer (HLB) in the case of Lync 2013. This was to ensure the license cap apart from the hardware capability of HLB is not...
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SFBS deployement

In Lync 2013, SQL mirroring was the option used for backend high availability. For skype for business server however SQL always on was the preferred choice. It combines the richness of Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) while removing the dependency of shared storage as in...
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SFBS infra setup

After the high level details on previous post, this post would be on infra setup for SFB. First things would be the storage space setup that going to host the SQL server VMs (requires Hyper-V) as well as few FE servers, apart from providing tiered...
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SFBS Infra

Hyper-V being the platform of choice for Lync is proving good and hence it would be continuing for SFBS. However, the new design has to improve the current IOPS to meet the increase in demand and reduce network latency further, while allowing to reuse the...
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Skype For Business Server 2015(SFBS)

My earlier post on Lync 2013 on Virtual Infra gives a quick insight into the current deployment. As part of transition to skype for business server (SFBS), there are list things that need to be considered including improvement requirement.
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IPAM

Day 1: How many users in your company: ###K How many endpoints you have: XXXK How many IP address you use:?????? Do you know how many subnets are in used in your enterprise: sure I can share you the list quickly
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Is storage expensive – part 6 – Replacing failed hard disk

Inputs like failed disk or communication lost etc. can give a clear indication for replacing storage disk. However, things like intermittent IO issues are bit difficult to determine if the disk requires replacement. SMART information of the disk, HBA etc. as discussed in the last...
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