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  • It's budgeting time at my company and I have kind of short notice to figure out a budget for an OCS 2007 deployment.  Currently we run LCS 2005 SP1 with one server and an access proxy sever for public IM.  We have about 1500 users on it.  What roles do I need for a simple, but flexible in the future, deployment of OCS 2007?  We don't need rudundancy at this point but may in the future.  We would like to take advantage of all the features of OCS 2007.  Thanks much.

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 1:16 PM

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  • You can simply deploy a standalone Standard-Edition front end server to co-exist with your LCS server, replace the Access Proxy with a single consolidated Edge server, move your users and Address Book files over to OCS, and finally retire your LCS server.
    Thursday, August 7, 2008 1:30 PM
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  • You can simply deploy a standalone Standard-Edition front end server to co-exist with your LCS server, replace the Access Proxy with a single consolidated Edge server, move your users and Address Book files over to OCS, and finally retire your LCS server.
    Thursday, August 7, 2008 1:30 PM
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  • Thanks, is a seperate server required for the Archiving Server or can that be a service running on the one Front End server?

     

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 1:45 PM
  • No, a seperate server is not required, but is highly recommended:

     

    From page 198 of the Planning Guide:

     

    For any archiving and CDR deployment you can choose between two basic topologies:

    ·        Single-tier in which the Archiving and CDR Service and the back-end archiving database reside on a single computer.

    ·        Two-tier in which the Archiving and CDR Service resides on a dedicated computer and the back-end database resides on a different dedicated computer.

    As a variation of either of these two topologies, you can configure multiple Archiving and CDR Services connecting to the same archiving and CDR back-end database.

    Note

    A Standard Edition Server can be collocated with the Archiving and CDR Server, but this configuration is strongly discouraged because of performance limitations.


     

     

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 2:36 PM
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  • Keep this in mind.  Don't know if you drill down into what's happening, but rumor has it an OCS 2007 R2 version will be released in the December 2008 or January 2009 timeframe and I have heard rumors of it being 64-bit only.  That means if you implement before that time, you may need to purchase more hardware to migrate later.  Just wanted to give you a heads up to save you some money.  This R2 version is going to bring some NICE features and other deployment configurations.

     

    Anyways, if you just want to migrate now to what's out there, a single standard front end and an edge server should work for 1,500.  If you plan to grow you could roll out an enterprise edition front end and an edge for external connectivity.  Then you can add more consolodated enterprise front-ends.  (If you have extensive external access needs then you can split that out too.)

     

    Monday, August 11, 2008 5:30 PM
  • Thanks for the update and information.  We will most likely be doing this next year so hopefully by then the new release is out and we can take advantage of that.

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 3:36 PM