Components required for the Director in Lync Server 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2012-09-08
The only component required to create and configure a Director is to deploy the Director server role. You do this by using Topology Builder and define either a single computer pool or a multiple computer pool in the Director pool node. After you have defined the Director or Director pool, run the Lync Server Deployment Wizard on the computer that will be a Director. In the case of a Director pool, you run the Lync Server Deployment Wizard on each server that will be a member of the pool.
You can implement a single Director server or a Director pool. The Director is always a separate server or pool, not collocated with any other server role in Lync Server 2013.
If you do not deploy Directors, the Front End Server or Front End pool will assume the Director role.
A pool of Directors must be load balanced. You can do one of the following:
Create a topology that uses a hardware load balancer for web services and Domain Name System (DNS) load balancing for the other traffic types.
Create a topology that uses a hardware load balancer for load balancing needed for the Director pool.