Topic Last Modified: 2011-02-03
Monitoring Server is a server role that enables you to collect numeric data that describes the media quality on your network and endpoints, usage information related to Voice over IP (VoIP) calls, instant messaging (IM) messages, audio/video (A/V) conversations, meetings, application sharing, and file transfers, and call error and troubleshooting information for failed calls. To deploy a Monitoring Server, you must meet the following prerequisites:
A Microsoft Lync Server 2010 deployment
Message Queuing on the server running Monitoring Server
Microsoft SQL Server database software and SQL Server Reporting Services
Except for the prerequisites listed previously, Monitoring Server hardware and software requirements are the same as for a typical Lync Server deployment. You will use the following steps to deploy Monitoring Server:
Install and Configure Message Queuing for Monitoring Server.
Deploy Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services.
Define a Monitoring Server topology using Topology Builder and publish the topology.
Install Monitoring Server using the Lync Server Deployment Wizard.
Deploy Monitoring Server Reports on an instance of SQL Server Reporting Services.
For details, see the topics in this section.