Deployment Overview

Deploy a product using the workflow below. Products share the underlying Skype for Business infrastructure and harness their own configurations, primarily set in the Management Center.

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

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.
If you encounter issues with setting up and configuring your environment, troubleshooting resources are available at the end of the Install & Configure section.

Manage & Maintain will cover post-deployment utility such as backing up a server configuration, utilising performance counters, or Database Management.


MindLink Anywhere Server#

WorkflowTask DescriptionWiki Link to information
RequirementsSoftware requirementsRequirements
PlanningTechnical DiagramsPlanning
PlanningEnvironment decisionsEnvironment
PlanningProduct decisionsProduct
PrerequisitesCreate a trusted application in the Skype for Business TopologySkype for Business
PrerequisitesGenerate server platform certificateCertificates
PrerequisitesInstall Skype for Business Core Tools if Auto-Provisioning desiredSkype for Business
InstallInstall MindLink Server SoftwareInstallation
Management CenterFamiliarise with Management CenterManagement Center
Management CenterConfigure MindLink using Management CenterAnywhere Management Center
Management CenterStart the MindLink serviceManagement Center

MindLink Mobile Server#

StageTask DescriptionWiki Link to information
RequirementsSoftware requirementsRequirements
PlanningMake your deployment decisionsPlanning
PlanningMake your Environment decisionsEnvironment
PlanningMake your Product decisionsProduct
PrerequisitesCreate a trusted application in the Skype for Business TopologySkype for Business
PrerequisitesGenerate server platform certificatePrerequisites
PrerequisitesInstall Skype for Business Core Tools if AutoProvisioning desiredSkype for Business
PrerequisitesImport APNS certificate to MindLink server (iOS Only)Certificates
InstallInstall MindLink Server SoftwareInstallation
Management CenterFamiliarise with Management CenterManagement Center
Management CenterConfigure MindLink using Management CenterMobile Management Center
App DeploymentDeploy the application on a device and configure discovery URLApp Deployment
Management CenterStart the MindLink serviceManagement Center

MindLink API Server#

RequiredTask DescriptionWiki Link to information
RequirementsSoftware requirementsRequirements
PlanningTechnical DiagramsPlanning
PlanningEnvironment decisionsPlanning
PrerequisitesProduct decisionsPlanning
PrerequisitesInstall Prerequisite software on a serverPrerequisites
PrerequisitesCreate a trusted application in the Skype for Business TopologySkype for Business
PrerequisitesGenerate server platform certificatePrerequisites
PrerequisitesInstall Skype for Business Core Tools (only if Auto Provisioning desired)Skype for Business
InstallInstall MindLink Server SoftwareInstallation
Management CenterConfigure MindLink using Management CenterAPI Management Center
Management CenterStart the MindLink serviceManagement Center