Too few Lync Server 2013 front-end servers in the Enterprise Edition pool

Applies to: Lync Server 2013

Summary


System Center Advisor for Microsoft Lync Server 2013 displays the following warning:

System Center Advisor has detected that there are only two Lync Server 2013 front-end servers in the Enterprise Edition (EE) pool. For a recommended Lync Server 2013 EE pool deployment, there should be at least three Lync Server 2013 front-end servers in the EE pool.

More Information


In Lync Server 2013, front-end pool architecture changed, and these changes affect how you should plan and maintain your front-end pools. We recommend that all EE front-end pools include at least three front-end servers. In Lync Server, the architecture of front-end pools uses a distributed-systems model, and each user’s data is kept on three front-end servers in the pool.

For more information about Lync Server 2013 EE pool deployments, see the following Microsoft TechNet article:

To research the number of Lync Server 2013 front-end servers in the EE pool, follow these steps:
  1. If the computer is running Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8, click the Lync Server Management Shell tile.

    If the computer is running Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows 7, click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Lync Server 2013, and then click Lync Server Management Shell.
  2. In Lync Server Management Shell, use theGet-CsPool Lync Server PowerShell cmdlet to determine the number of Lync Server 2013 front-end servers in the EE pool.

    Note The Get-CsPool cmdlet enables you to retrieve information about each pool in your organization. This includes information about the services that are running on each pool. For more information about how to use the Get-CsPool cmdlet, see the following Microsoft TechNet article: