In Part 1 of Installing Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition we go our lab Lync 2013 server up and running. In this next step by step we will install the Monitoring role using SQL 2008. In Lync Server 2010 a Monitoring required an additional server. In Lync Server 2013 this has changed and Monitoring will be on your Front End.
This article presumes:
- Server is Windows Server 2012
- using SQL Server 2008
- You have Lync Server 2013 Preview installed Using This Blog
So, to get started, lets prepare our Lync Server Front End (Windows Server 2012) by installing Queuing (you will/may not need this in RTM Lync Server). Do this by opening the “Add Roles and Features Wizard”
Monitoring role requires installing Full SQL 2008R2 or SQL 2012. (SQL EXPRESS will not cut it)
put SQL 2008 CD in place and run Setup.exe.
ok | next | next | next…
Feature Selection. Below are the SQL features we need:
- Database Engine Services
- Reporting Services
- SQL Server Books Online
- Management Tools – Basic
- Management Tools – Complete
Check Named Instance.
NAMED INSTANCE: MONITOR
NOTE:SQL should run as system account
NOTE: No password required.
Database Engine Configuration:
Reporting Services Configuration:
- Native Mode
- Now click Install (15minute install/wait time)
When done test SQL Reporting Services by running “Reporting Services Configuration Manager” (from Start menu)
Sure enough, it running!
Associate a Monitoring Store with a Front End Pool and Publish Topology
Open Lync topology builder. Drill down to your Standard Edition front (as shown below) then right click and Edit Properties.
Next we want to add a Monitoring role to this topology by going to General, scrolling down to and selecting “Monitoring (CDR and QoE metrics)” and then click New. We will type input our Front End as the FQDN (as shown), select “Named Instance” and give it the name “MONITOR” (we will later install a SQL instance with this name) and click OK, Ok.
Action | Topology | Publish.
Next we will goto Start and open the Lync Server Management Shell (Powershell).
Run the below command:
Deploy Monitoring Reports
Run the Lync Deployment Wizard again and click “Deploy Monitor Reports”
Specify credentials to access monitor SQL database. (for this lab I used domain Administrator)
Now reports are being deployed…
Once the reports are deployed you will be presented with URL for reports. You can copy and paste this into Internet Explorer. (grin)
When you click on the reports URL you be presented with:
You have successfully installed Lync Monitoring role!
Note: After rebooting this server, SQL Server Reporting Services (MONITOR) did not seem to auto start and need to go into the SRS Config and start it.
Continue your lab with more articles in this Lync Server 2013 Step by Step Series:
- Part 1 – Step by Step Installing Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition Front End
- Part 2- Step by Step Installing Lync Server 2013 SE Monitoring Server
- Part 3 – Step by Step Installing Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat Server
- Part 4 - Step by Step Installing Your 2nd Lync Server 2013 SE Server Associated Backup Pool for Resiliency
- Part 5 – Step by Step Enabling Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Voice Features, Response Groups and Managers
- Using Lync 2013 and OneNote 2013 Integration