Infrastructure Requirements and Prerequisites in Office Communications Server

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 will reach end of support on January 9, 2018. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.

Before you deploy the QoE Monitoring Server, ensure that your IT infrastructure, network, and systems meet the requirements that are described in the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Planning Guide. Hardware and operating system requirements for the QoE Monitoring Server can be found in "Server Platform Requirements" section of the Planning Guide.

The QoE Monitoring Server supports all Office Communications Server 2007 topologies. Figure 1 shows a sample topology that uses the QoE Monitoring Server. The QoE Monitoring Server can support multiple pools and Mediation Servers; however, a pool or Mediation Server can be associated with only one QoE Monitoring Server.


Figure 1. Sample Topology for QoE Monitoring Server with Multiple Pools or with a Single Pool

The QoE Monitoring Server cannot be collocated with other Office Communications Server 2007 server roles. Microsoft SQL Server can, however, be collocated with the QoE Monitoring Server, or it can be installed on a dedicated server.