"Lync Server 2013 Front End Server doesn't have at least 8 CPU cores" warning

Applies to: Lync Server 2013

Symptoms


In Microsoft Lync Server 2013, the System Center Advisory for Lync dashboard displays the following warning message:

Advisor has detected that this Lync Front End Server doesn't have at least 8 CPU cores as recommended. For best performance, we recommend that you run Lync Server on servers with hardware that meets the requirements. If you use less powerful hardware, you may experience functionality problems or poor performance. Note that these hardware requirements are higher than those of previous versions of Lync Server, primarily because in Lync Server 2013, all Front End Servers run SQL Server.

Cause


This issue occurs if Lync Server 2013 Front End Server is installed on physical server hardware or a virtual server that does not meet the minimum hardware requirements for the Lync Server 2013 Front End server role.

Resolution


To resolve this issue, see the following Microsoft TechNet articles:
These articles describe both the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for the Windows-based server that hosts the Lync Server 2013 Front End server role.