Managing network region routes in Skype for Business Server

A network region route defines the route between a pair of network regions. Each pair of network regions in your call admission control deployment requires a network region route. This enables every network region within the deployment to access every other region. Use the procedures in this artilce to view, create, modify, or delete network region routes.

View network region route information

Every region within a call admission control (CAC) configuration must have some way to access every other region. While region links set bandwidth limitations on the connections between regions and also represent the physical links, a route determines which linked path the connection will traverse from one region to another. Use the following procedures to view existing network region routes in Skype for Business Server Control Panel or Skype for Business Server Management Shell.

To view network region route information in Skype for Business Server Control Panel

  1. From a user account that is a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group (or has equivalent user rights), or is assigned to the CsAdministrator role, log on to any computer in your internal deployment.

  2. Open a browser window, and then enter the Admin URL to open the Skype for Business Server Control Panel.

  3. In the left navigation bar, click Network Configuration, and then click Region Route.

  4. On the Region Route page, click the region route that you want to view.

    Note

    You can only view one region route at a time.

  5. On the Edit menu, click Show details.

Viewing Network Region Route Information by Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets

Network region route information can be viewed by using Windows PowerShell and the Get-CsNetworkInterRegionRoute cmdlet. This cmdlet can be run either from the Skype for Business Server Management Shell or from a remote session of Windows PowerShell.

To view network region route information

  • To view information about all your network region routes, type the following command in the Skype for Business Server Management Shell, and then press ENTER:

    Get-CsNetworkInterRegionRoute
    

    That will return information similar to this:

    Identity                  : TransAmericaRoute
    NetworkRegionLinks        : {NorthwestToNortheast}
    InterNetworkRegionRouteID : TransAmericaRoute
    NetworkRegionID1          : Pacific Northwest
    NetworkRegionID2          : Northeast
    

For more information, see the help topic for the Get-CsNetworkInterRegionRoute cmdlet.

Create or modify network region routes

Every region within a call admission control (CAC) configuration must have some way to access every other region. While region links set bandwidth limitations on the connections between regions and also represent the physical links, a route determines which linked path the connection will traverse from one region to another. You can use the Skype for Business Server Control Panel to configure network region routes. From the Skype for Business Server Control Panel, you can create, modify, or delete a network region route. Use this topic to create or modify a network region route.

To create a network region route

  1. From a user account that is a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group (or has equivalent user rights), or is assigned to the CsAdministrator role, log on to any computer in your internal deployment.

  2. Open a browser window, and then enter the Admin URL to open the Skype for Business Server Control Panel.

  3. In the left navigation bar, click Network Configuration, and then click Region Route.

  4. On the Region Route page, click New.

  5. In New Region Route, type a value in the Name field.

    Note

    This value must be unique within your Skype for Business Server deployment.

  6. From the Network region #1 drop-down list, select one of the two regions to be connected by this route.

  7. From the Network region #2 drop-down list, select the other region for this route. This region must be different from the region selected for Network region #1.

  8. Use the Network region links list box to add region links to the route. Click the Add button to display the Region Link page. Click a region link to add to this route, and then click OK.

    Note

    Continue to click the Add button to add more links, or select a link and click Remove to remove a link.

  9. Click Commit.

To modify a network region route

  1. From a user account that is a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group (or has equivalent user rights), or is assigned to the CsAdministrator role, log on to any computer in your internal deployment.

  2. Open a browser window, and then enter the Admin URL to open the Skype for Business Server Control Panel.

  3. In the left navigation bar, click Network Configuration, and then click Region Route.

  4. On the Region Route page, click the region route that you want to modify.

  5. On the Edit menu, click Show details.

  6. In Edit Region Route, you can modify the regions joined by this route and the region links associated with the route.

  7. Click Commit.

Delete existing network region routes

Every region within a call admission control (CAC) configuration must have some way to access every other region. While region links set bandwidth limitations on the connections between regions and also represent the physical links, a route determines which linked path the connection will traverse from one region to another. You can use the Skype for Business Server Control Panel to configure network region routes. From the Skype for Business Server Control Panel, you can create, modify, or delete a network region route. Use this topic to delete existing network region routes.

To delete a network region route

  1. From a user account that is a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group (or has equivalent user rights), or is assigned to the CsAdministrator role, log on to any computer in your internal deployment.

  2. Open a browser window, and then enter the Admin URL to open the Skype for Business Server Control Panel.

  3. In the left navigation bar, click Network Configuration, and then click Region Route.

  4. On the Region Route page, click the region route that you want to delete.

    Note

    You can delete more than one region route at a time. To do this, press CTRL and select multiple region routes while holding down the CTRL key. Or, to select all region routes, click Select all on the Edit menu.

  5. On the Edit menu, click Delete.

  6. Click OK.

See Also

Managing network regions in Skype for Business Server

New-CsNetworkInterRegionRoute

Set-CsNetworkInterRegionRoute

Remove-CsNetworkInterRegionRoute

Get-CsNetworkInterRegionRoute