This page describes which Server Load Balancer partners have completed
interoperability qualification testing with Lync Server 2010 and contains
pointers to accompanying deployment white papers hosted by the partner.
For qualification, Lync Server 2010 requires integrating hardware load
balancers in three deployment configurations. Hardware load balancers load
balance traffic across several servers.
- Enterprise pool with multiple front-end servers: In this
scenario, the hardware load balancer will be the connectivity point to multiple
front-end servers in an Enterprise pool in consolidated and expanded
configuration. In the expanded configuration, the hardware load balancer also
load balances traffic to the Web Components servers of the Enterprise pool.
- Array of Directors: In this scenario, the hardware load
balancer serves as the connectivity point to multiple Directors in an
- Array of Edge Servers: In this scenario, if the hardware
load balancer supports multiple virtual IP addresses (VIP), it will serve as the
connectivity point to both the internal and external NICs for multiple Edge
Servers in an array. If the hardware load balancer only supports a single VIP,
then two hardware load balancers are required to load balance Edge Servers, one
for the internal NICs and one for the external NICs of the Edge
Lync Server Resources
- Lync Server 2010 documentation in the TechNet Library
- DrRez blog
- Lync Server and Communications Server resources