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  • Hi All,

    I've been assigned a project where I need to deploy OCS R2 for only 10 users so it can be evaluated before we pitch it to customers and was hoping that someone could provide some assistance regarding the number of servers required.

    I've run the planning tool but it tells me I need more servers than I expected. 9 in total, including 2 enterprise edition directors!

    Here's what we are looking to use OCS for:
    IM Conferencing
    IM Federation
    Telephony conferencing
    Web Conferencing
    Enterprise voice
    Group Chat
    Desktop Sharing


    We don't require:
    high availability
    communicator web access
    monitoring
    archiving
    device update service

    What is the minimum number of servers required for this configuration to work?

    Thanks in advance!
    Goose.


    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 2:43 PM

Answers

  • I was under the impression that I'd just need:

    1x Standard Edition OCS Server
    1x Edge Server (Consolidated deployment)
    1x Group Chat Server
    1x Mediation Server
    1x IAS Server

    • Marked as answer by JRWhitehead Tuesday, March 3, 2009 10:27 AM
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 3:25 PM

All replies

  • I was under the impression that I'd just need:

    1x Standard Edition OCS Server
    1x Edge Server (Consolidated deployment)
    1x Group Chat Server
    1x Mediation Server
    1x IAS Server

    • Marked as answer by JRWhitehead Tuesday, March 3, 2009 10:27 AM
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 3:25 PM
  • That last list is correct.. and I'd consider ISA (I think that's what you meant by IAS) is optional.. if there's an existing way to publish websites there's no reason to install an ISA server.

    The device update service runs on OCS (Standard / Enterprise) so you have that functionality from the getgo. If you need, you could also pack CWA on the frontend.
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:54 PM
  • Hi Stephan,

    Thanks for the reply. I had a feeling I was correct. :)

    CHeers

    Friday, February 27, 2009 10:07 AM