Step-by-step Deployment Overview :

This is the overview of the whole deployment process, from the initial planning and prerequisite phase through to the installation and configuration of the MindLink Products.
This page covers all sections to get you up and running.

Planning & Prerequisites build up a clear understanding of the deployment and walk through the steps to prepare for the MindLink installation. Some product informaion is provided to better influence the planning decisions, after which the Prerequisite steps ensure you have meet the hardware requirements, have the correct prerequisite software and your underlying Skype infrastructure is configured correctly.
Planning & Prerequisites

Install & Configure focuses on the MindLink deployment. Installing the management center and then configuring your product(s) will be the focus. If you are deploying MindLink Mobile using one of the supported 3rd party MDM solutions this is covered in the App Deployment section.
Install & Configure If you encounter issues with setting up and configuring your environment, troubleshooting resources are available at the end of the Install & Configure section.


Workflow Task Description Wiki Link to information
Planning Planning : Technical Diagrams Planning
Planning Planning : Environment decisions Planning : Environment
Planning Planning : Product decisions Planning : Product
Prerequisites Ensure you meet the Hardware Requirements Prerequisites : Hardware
Prerequisites Install Prerequisite software on server Prerequisites : Software
Prerequisites Create trusted application in Lync Topology Prerequisites
Prerequisites generate server platform certificate Prerequisites
Prerequisites Install Lync Core Tools if Auto-Provisioning desired Prerequisites
Prerequisites Create or Identify Service Account to use in AD Prerequisites
Install Install MindLink Server Software Installation
Management Center Familiarise with Management Centre Management Center
Management Center Configure MindLink using Management Centre Anywhere Management Center
Management Center Save and update Bindings in Management Console Management Center
Management Center Start MindLink Service on server Management Center
CORE Configure inbound Ports on firewall for external access Your Firewall Team
CORE Configure Proxy for NAT Your Firewall Team
Troubleshooting Troubleshoot any issues MLA Troubleshooting


Stage Task Description Wiki Link to information
Planning Make your deployment decisions Planning
Planning Make your Environment decisions Planning : Environment
Planning Make your Product decisions Planning : Product
Prerequisites Ensure you meet the Hardware Requirements Prerequisites
Prerequisites Install Prerequisite software on server Prerequisites
Prerequisites create trusted application in Lync Topology Prerequisites
Prerequisites generate server platform certificate Prerequisites
Prerequisites Install Lync Core Tools if AutoProvisioning desired Prerequisites
Prerequisites Import APNS certificate to MindLink server (iOS Only) Prerequisites
Prerequisites Create or Identify Service Account to use in AD Prerequisites
Install Install MindLink Server Software Installation
Management Center Familiarise with Management Centre Management Center
Management Center Configure MindLink using Management Centre MLM Management Center
Management Center Save and update Bindings in Management Console Management Center
CORE Configure outbound Port 2195 on firewall for APNS Apple Requirement, TLS Traffic
Management Center Start MindLink Service on server Mobile Managemnet Center
CORE Configure inbound Ports on firewall for external access Your Firewall Team
CORE Configure Proxy for NAT Your Firewall Team
App Deployment Deploy application on device and configure discovery URL App Deployment
Troubleshooting Troubleshooting MLM Troubleshooting


Required Task Description Wiki Link to information
Planning Planning : Technical Diagrams Planning
Planning Planning : Environment decisions Planning
Prerequisites Planning : Product decisions Planning
Prerequisites Ensure you meet the Hardware Requirements Prerequisites
Prerequisites Install Prerequisite software on server Prerequisites
Prerequisites create trusted application in Lync Topology Prerequisites
Prerequisites generate server platform certificate Prerequisites
Prerequisites Install Lync Core Tools (only if AutoProvisioning desired) Prerequisites
Prerequisites Create or Identify Service Account to use in AD Prerequisites
Install Install MindLink Server Software Installation
Management Center Configure MindLink using Management Centre API Management Center
Management Center Save and update Bindings in Management Console Management Center
Management Center Start MindLink Service on server Management Center
Troubleshooting Troubleshooting API Troubleshooting