Associate Monitoring Reports with a mirror database in Skype for Business Server

Summary: Learn how to associate Monitoring Reports with a mirror database used by Skype for Business Server.

Monitor reports with a mirror database

If you configure a mirror for your monitoring database, that mirror database will take over as the primary database if a failover occurs. However, if you use Skype for Business Server Monitoring Reports and a failover occurs, you might find that your Monitoring Reports are not connecting to the mirror database. This is because, when you install Monitoring Reports, you specify only the location of the primary database; you do not specify the location of the mirror database.

To get Monitoring Reports to automatically failover to the mirror database, you must add the mirror database as a "failover partner" to the two databases that are used by Monitoring Reports (one database for Call Detail Record data, and the other for Quality of Experience (QoE) data). (Note that this step should be performed after you have installed Monitoring Reports.) You can add the failover partner information by manually editing the connection string values used by these two databases. To do that, complete the following procedure:

  1. Use Internet Explorer to open the SQL Server Reporting Services home page. The Reporting Services home page URL includes:

    • The http: prefix.

    • The fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the computer where the Reporting Services are installed (for example,

    • The character string /Reports_.

    • The name of the database instance where the Monitoring Reports are installed (for example, archinst).

      For example, if SQL Server Reporting Services was installed on the computer and the Monitoring Reports use the database instance archinst, the home page URL would look like this:

  2. After you have accessed the Reporting Services home page, click ServerReports, and then click Reports_Content. That will take you to the Reports_Content page for the Skype for Business Server Monitoring Reports.

  3. On the Reports_Content page, click the CDRDB data source.

  4. On the CDRDB page, on the Properties tab, look for the text box labeled Connection string. The current connection string will look similar to this:

    Data source=(local)\archinst;initial catalog=LcsCDR

  5. Edit the connection string to include the server name and database instance for the mirror database. For example, if the server is named atl-mirror-001 and the mirror database is in the archinst instance, you will need to add to specify the mirror database using this syntax:

    Failover Partner=atl-mirror-001\archinst

    Your edited connection string will look like this:

    Data source=(local)\archinst;Failover Partner=atl-mirror-001\archinst;initial catalog=LcsCDR

  6. After updating the connection string, click Apply.

  7. On the CDRDB page, click the Reports_Content link. Click the QMSDB data source, and then edit the connection string for the QoE database. For example:

    Data source=(local)\archinst;Failover Partner=atl-mirror-001\archinst;initial catalog=QoEMetrics

  8. Click Apply.

See also

Install Monitoring Reports in Skype for Business Server

Using Monitoring Reports in Skype for Business Server