In this section of the Deployment Guide, you will need to answer a series of questions, by annotating the answers here you will make configuration at the later stages of deployment a lot more efficient. It has been written in such a way that you can use this as a quick reference guide during configuration.

If you are resource and capacity planning for your server hardware, please note that you can co-locate the different MindLink server installations all onto one virtual or physical hardwareinstance. If you have purchased different MindLink products and yourchosen strategy is to maintain all the product installations on a single virtual or physical server host.Please follow the guidelines in the prerequisites sectionto ensure there is sufficient memory, CPU and disk space.

Deployment Decisions

Lync Decisions

Will you use Auto-Provision (Lync 2013/SFB Only) Yes no
What will be the Next Hop for the Front End Pool?
Which port will your server listen on (Default is 4096)
What Service Account will run the MindLink Service?( Read the Active Directory via LDAP)

Persistent IM

The MindLink Service Account needs impersonation rights on Exchange (see Prerequisite guide for details on the script) Yes no
What will be the Next Hop for the Front End Pool?
What Auth mechanism will you use?
What will be the Published name of the Server?
Which Certificate will be used?
How will users connect? Internally Externally
What Cert will be used?
Will MLA be served by a Proxy? Yes No
Will there be Multiple MLA Endpoints with Load-balancing? Yes No
Will SSO be used? Yes No
Will V1/V2 be installed alongside V3? Yes No
How will users connect – VPN/WiFi/Mobile Data with Proxy? VPN
How will your Certificate be signed? Internally Public CA
What is the Public Name of the Server (As per proxy config)
How will the Server connect to APNS or GCM – Proxy or Direct? PROXY Direct Connection
Will IM be enabled? Yes No
Will Group-Chat be enabled? - If no, please refer to the administration guide for the necessary pre-requisite steps. Yes No
How will your reverse proxy / rewrite rules be configured?
Will SSO be enabled? Yes No
Will there be Multiple Load-balanced ML Servers Yes No

Exchange Decisions

Do you want to automatically resolve the Exchange server name? Yes No
Will you automatically resolve the Exchange server name from a list of well-knonw URLs? Yes No
Do you want to manually configure the Exchange server name? Yes No

See Also MindLink Anywhere Decisions

Example Architecture Diagrams

Overview of entire Suite

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