Skype for Business Server 2015, Management Pack




What’s in the MSIs?

SkypeForBusiness2015ManagementPacks.msi with extract the following files to this default location. There is not a Management Pack guide in this MSI.





What’s in the Management Pack Guide?

First thing, there is not management pack guide that comes with the download, instead it is located on TechNet – HERE – Always reference the guide for the latest information.



Files in this Monitoring Pack

The Monitoring Pack for Skype for Business Server 2015 includes the following files:



  • WatcherNode.msi


What’s New

The following features are new to Skype for Business Server 2015 Management Packs.

  • Automatic discovery for Client Sign-In Client applications that sign-in to Skype for Business Server 2015 often automatically discover the server to sign-in to. Synthetic transactions now support verification that automatic discovery is configured correctly.

  • Customized synthetic transaction run intervals To simplify the set up process of Watcher Nodes, synthetic transactions can share user accounts. This slows down the frequency at which the tests are run as the tests are serialized to avoid conflicts. By default, synthetic transactions run every 15 minutes to ensure all tests have time to run. Administrators who choose to use more users or fewer tests per user may now reduce the run interval, as well.

  • Video Interop Services synthetic transaction Customers who are migrating to Skype for Business Server 2015 from other vendor solutions often desire to continue using the video teleconferencing devices (VTCs) from these other vendors. Video Interop Server is a new Skype for Business Server 2015 server role that enables customers to continue to use Cisco VTCs in their conference rooms by connecting to Cisco CUCM via a video SIP trunk. This feature also adds a synthetic transaction to help verify that the Video Interop Server is up and can handle incoming connections over a video SIP trunk.

  • Application Sharing Conferencing synthetic transaction End-to-end scenario validation for Application Sharing Conferences is now supported.