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Lync Server on AWS
Lync Server Quick Start

Automated Deployment

The AWS CloudFormation template provided with this Quick Start bootstraps the AWS infrastructure and automates the deployment of Lync Server 2013 on the AWS Cloud from scratch. Follow the step-by-step instructions in this section to set up your AWS account, customize the template, and deploy the software into your account.

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The procedure for deploying the Lync Server 2013 architecture on AWS consists of the following steps. For detailed instructions, follow the links for each step.

  • Step 1. Prepare an AWS account

    • Sign up for an AWS account, if you don't already have one.

    • Choose the region where you want to deploy the stack on AWS.

    • Create a key pair in the region.

    • Review account limits for Amazon EC2 instances, and request a limit increase, if needed.

  • Step 2. Launch the stack

    • Launch the AWS CloudFormation template into your AWS account.

    • Enter a value for the required KeyPairName parameter.

    • Review the other template parameters, and adjust if necessary.

  • Step 3. Test your Lync Server 2013 deployment

    • Connect to the Lync servers.

    • Enable one or more users for Lync.

    • Install the Lync client and validate sign-in.

    • Test pool failover for disaster recovery.

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