August 25, 2008 at 2:57 PM
Another great tool from OCS team!
The Edge Planning Tool for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 provides settings for configuring your perimeter network based on information that you provide to the tool.
The Edge Planning Tool asks questions about your proposed or current edge server deployment. The tool uses your answers and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 best practices to generate the following reports:
- Settings that you can use to configure your certificates, DNS services, and firewalls.
- Custom documentation for configuring your edge servers, reverse proxy, and next hop server.
- A comparison of your answers to Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 best practices.
Source: Edge Planning Tool for Office Communications Server 2007
June 29, 2008 at 2:43 PM
What is the right/recommended design of our DMZ (perimeter) network for OCS 2007 Edge implementation? This is usually quite common question whenever I have conversation with someone that is in the phase of designing/implementing their OCS 2007 infrastructure.
Microsoft just released new whitepaper. Happy reading! ;-)
Designing Your Perimeter Network for Office Communications Server 2007 White Paper
This paper answers questions about Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 with specific regard to its integration into the perimeter network (also known as DMZ, demilitarized zone, or screened subnet).
The first section, “Commonly Asked Questions,” answers key design questions from customers about the initial stages of product deployment.
The second section, “Architecture and Networking Best Practices,” explores ways to prepare for the edge servers in the perimeter network, taking into consideration issues of physical deployment, ways to ensure a publicly routable IP address, firewall configuration, and load-balancing concerns.