Alot of people ask me "How many servers do I need for OCS? How should they be deployed?" etc. The first thing to understand in deploying OCS is to understand the scenarios you want to accomplish with OCS. OCS is a very powerful software collaboration tool. Understanding the scenarios helps you understand the server roles that are required to support your configuration. So if we focus on scenarios we have the following:
Sounds like alot. It is. So we need to understand how our school intends to use OCS.
So if we use the above scenarios we can start to see what servers are required to meet the scenarios needs:
At this point we have started to identify servers needed for deployment. What we need next to understand what topology we need for deployment. I'll talk about that in my next post.
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