Based on customer demand, the Edge Server Reference Architecture diagrams are now available in the Microsoft Download Center.  You can customize and use these diagrams to plan your deployment.

Author: Rick Varvel

Publication date: March 14, 2011

Product version: Lync Server 2010

Based on customer demand, the Edge Server Reference Architecture diagrams are now available in the Microsoft Download Center. You can customize and use these diagrams to plan your deployment.

Three reference architectures are provided to highlight the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software topologies that have been tested and are therefore supported. There are two primary Edge topologies and one alternate:

  • Primary - Reference Architecture 1: Single consolidated Edge using network address translation (NAT)
  • Primary - Reference Architecture 2: Scaled consolidated Edge using NAT and Domain Name System (DNS) load balancing
  • Alternate - Reference Architecture 3: Scaled consolidated Edge using public IP and hardware load balancing

The recommended approach for deploying Lync Server 2010, Edge Server is to use the Planning Tool to generate an input file for Topology Builder. The reference architectures are not a replacement for that process, but instead are a set of drawings and tables designed to assist with it.

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