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Appendix A: AWS CloudFormation Parameters

The following tables provide a complete list of parameters provided in the AWS CloudFormation template for this Quick Start, listed by category.

Network Configuration parameters:

Parameter label Parameter name Default Description
VPC CIDR VPCCIDR 10.0.0.0/16 CIDR block for the Amazon VPC.
Private Subnet 1 CIDR PrivateSubnet1CIDR 10.0.0.0/19 CIDR block for the Active Directory server tier located in Availability Zone 1.
Private Subnet 2 CIDR PrivateSubnet2CIDR 10.0.64.0/19 CIDR block for the Active Directory server tier located in Availability Zone 2.
Public Subnet 1 CIDR PublicSubnet1CIDR 10.0.32.0/20 CIDR block for the public (DMZ) subnet located in Availability Zone 1.
Public Subnet 2 CIDR PublicSubnet2CIDR 10.0.96.0/20 CIDR block for the public (DMZ) subnet located in Availability Zone 2.

Amazon EC2 Configuration parameters:

Parameter label Parameter name Default Description
Key Pair Name KeyPairName Requires input Public/private key pair, which allows you to connect securely to your instance after it launches. When you created an AWS account, this is the key pair you created in your preferred region.
Remote Desktop Gateway Server Instance Type RDGWInstanceType m4.xlarge Amazon EC2 instance type for the Remote Desktop Gateway instance.
Domain Controller 1 Instance Type ADServer1InstanceType m4.xlarge Amazon EC2 instance type for the first Active Directory instance.
Domain Controller 1 NetBIOS Name ADServer1NetBIOSName DC1 NetBIOS name of the first Active Directory server (up to 15 characters).
Domain Controller 1 Private IP Address ADServer1PrivateIP 10.0.0.10 Fixed private IP for the first Active Directory server located in Availability Zone 1.
Domain Controller 2 Instance Type ADServer2InstanceType m4.xlarge Amazon EC2 instance type for the second Active Directory instance.
Domain Controller 2 NetBIOS Name ADServer2NetBIOSName DC2 NetBIOS name of the second Active Directory server (up to 15 characters).
Domain Controller 2 Private IP Address ADServer2PrivateIP 10.0.64.10 Fixed private IP for the second Active Directory server located in Availability Zone 2.
Exchange Edge Transport Server Instance Type EdgeInstanceType m4.large Amazon EC2 instance type for the Exchange Server 2013 edge transport servers.
Exchange Multi Role Server Instance Type EXCHInstanceType r3.xlarge Amazon EC2 instance type for the Exchange Server 2013 multi-role servers.
Exchange Server 1 Private IP Address 1 EXCH1PrivateIp 10.0.0.150 Primary private IP for the first Exchange server located in Availability Zone 1.
Exchange Server 1 Private IP Address 2 EXCH1PrivateIp2 10.0.0.151 Secondary private IP for the first Exchange server located in Availability Zone 2.
Exchange Server 2 Private IP Address 1 EXCH2PrivateIp 10.0.64.150 Primary private IP for the second Exchange server located in Availability Zone 1.
Exchange Server 2 Private IP Address 2 EXCH2PrivateIp2 10.0.64.151 Secondary private IP for the second Exchange server located in Availability Zone 2.
Lync Front End Server Instance Type LyncFEInstanceType m4.2xlarge Amazon EC2 instance type for the Lync Standard Edition front-end servers.
Lync Front End Server 1 Private IP Address FE1PrivateIp 10.0.0.160 Primary private IP for the first Lync front-end server.
Lync Front End Server 2 Private IP Address FE2PrivateIp 10.0.64.160 Primary private IP for the second Lync front-end server.
Lync Edge Server Instance Type LyncEdgeInstanceType m4.xlarge Amazon EC2 instance type for the Lync edge servers.
Lync Edge Server 1 Private IP Address LE1PrivateIp 10.0.0.161 Primary private IP for the first Lync edge server.
Lync Edge Server 1 Public IP Address LE1PublicIp 10.0.32.161 Public subnet IP for the first Lync edge server.
Lync Edge Server 2 Private IP Address LE2PrivateIp 10.0.64.161 Primary private IP for the second Lync edge server.
Lync Edge Server 2 Public IP Address LE2PublicIp 10.0.96.161 Public subnet IP for the second Lync edge server.
WSFC Node 1 Instance Type WSFCNode1InstanceType r3.2xlarge Amazon EC2 instance type for the first WSFC node.
WSFC Node 1 NetBIOS Name WSFCNode1NetBIOSName WSFCNode1 NetBIOS name of the first WSFC node (up to 15 characters).
WSFC Node 1 Private IP Address 1 WSFCNode1PrivateIP1 10.0.0.100 Primary private IP for the first WSFC node located in Availability Zone 1.
WSFC Node 1 Private IP Address 2 WSFCNode1PrivateIP2 10.0.0.101 Secondary private IP for the WSFC cluster on the first WSFC node.
WSFC Node 1 Private IP Address 3 WSFCNode1PrivateIP3 10.0.0.102 Third private IP for the Availability Group Listener on the first WSFC node.
WSFC Node 2 Instance Type WSFCNode2InstanceType r3.2xlarge Amazon EC2 instance type for the second WSFC node.
WSFC Node 2 NetBIOS Name WSFCNode2NetBIOSName WSFCNode2 NetBIOS name of the second WSFC node (up to 15 characters).
WSFC Node 2 Private IP Address 1 WSFCNode2PrivateIP1 10.0.64.100 Primary private IP for the second WSFC node located in Availability Zone 1.
WSFC Node 2 Private IP Address 2 WSFCNode2PrivateIP2 10.0.64.101 Secondary private IP for the WSFC cluster on the second WSFC node.
WSFC Node 2 Private IP Address 3 WSFCNode2PrivateIP3 10.0.64.102 Third private IP for the Availability Group Listener on the second WSFC node.
SharePoint Server Instance Type SPInstanceType c4.2xlarge Amazon EC2 instance type for the SharePoint web front-end servers.
Office Online Server Instance Type OOSInstanceType m4.xlarge Amazon EC2 instance type for the Office Online Server instances.
ELB Configuration ELBConfiguration external How to configure the ELB load balancer. Options are external or internal. For more information, see the section on Intranet SharePoint Server farms in the Quick Start deployment guide for SharePoint Server.
WAP and ADFS Server Instance Type WAPADFSInstanceType c4.2xlarge Amazon EC2 instance type for the Web Application Proxy (WAP) and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) servers.

Microsoft Active Directory Configuration parameters:

Parameter label Parameter name Default Description
Domain DNS Name DomainDNSName example.com Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the forest root domain.
Domain NetBIOS Name DomainNetBIOSName example The NetBIOS name (up to 15 characters) of the domain, for users of earlier versions of Windows.
Restore Mode Password RestoreModePassword Requires input Password for a separate administrator account when the domain controller is in Restore Mode. This password must meet Microsoft’s default password complexity requirements.
Domain Admin User Name DomainAdminUser StackAdmin User name for the account that will be added as the domain administrator. This is separate from the default "Administrator" account.
Domain Admin Password DomainAdminPassword Requires input Password for the domain administrator user. This password must meet Microsoft’s default password complexity requirements.

Microsoft SQL Server Configuration parameters:

Parameter label Parameter name Default Description
Version SQLServerVersion 2014 The version of SQL Server to install on WSFC nodes. Supported versions are 2012 and 2014.
Service Account Name SQLServiceAccount sqlsa User name for the SQL Server service account. This account is a domain user.
Service Account Password SQLServiceAccountPassword Requires input Password for the SQL Service account. This password must meet Microsoft’s default password complexity requirements.

Microsoft SharePoint Configuration parameters:

Parameter label Parameter name Default Description
Installation Media ISO Image File URI SPISOImageURI Requires input Amazon S3 URI to the S3 bucket that contains the ISO image file for the SharePoint Server 2016 installation media. You can also specify an HTTP/HTTPS URI (e.g., https://example.com/microsoft/sharepoint/installation-media.img), but we recommend using an S3 bucket for optimal performance.
Product Key SPKey trial key The trial key for SharePoint Server 2016 is provided by default, but you can replace it with your own product key.
Farm Topology SPTopology traditional The topology for the SharePoint Server farm to be deployed. The two options are traditional and streamlined. For more information, see the section on customizing your topology in the Quick Start deployment guide for SharePoint Server.
Farm Account Name SPFarmAccount spfarm User name for the SharePoint Server farm account.
Farm Account Password SPFarmAccountPassword Requires input Password for the SharePoint farm account. This password must meet Microsoft’s default password complexity requirements.
Include Office Online Servers IncludeOfficeOnlineServer false Set to true to include an Office Online Server in each Availability Zone. For more information, see the section on Office Online Servers in the Quick Start deployment guide for SharePoint Server.

Microsoft Lync Configuration parameters:

Parameter label Parameter name Default Description
Installation Media ISO Image File URI LyncISOImageURI Requires input Amazon S3 URI to the S3 bucket that contains the ISO image file for the Lync Server 2016 installation media. You can also specify an HTTP/HTTPS URI (e.g., https://example.com/microsoft/lync/installation-media.img), but we recommend using an S3 bucket for optimal performance.
Include Lync Edge Servers IncludeLyncEdge false Set this parameter to true to include Lync edge servers in the public subnets.

Microsoft Exchange Configuration parameters:

Parameter label Parameter name Default Description
Include Exchange Edge Transport Servers IncludeEdge false Set this parameter to true to include Exchange edge transport servers in the public subnets.