Scale to a Load Balanced Enterprise Edition Pool Walkthrough

Topic Last Modified: 2012-02-01

Many enterprises begin their Office Communications Server deployment with a single Enterprise Edition Front End Server. As usage of the product becomes increasingly mission critical, it is common to move to a load-balanced configuration to provide high availability and increased capacity. This article describes the procedure for migrating from a single enterprise Front End Server to a load-balanced pool with more than one Front End Server.


This walkthrough assumes that the starting point is an enterprise edition Front End server without a load balancer. If the starting point is a Standard Edition server, similar steps may be followed. However, a new pool would need to be created and users migrated to this new pool as part of the cut over procedure.