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Lync Server Quick Start

Step 2. Launch the Lync Server 2013 Stack

This automated AWS CloudFormation template deploys Lync Server 2013 in multiple Availability Zones into an Amazon VPC. Please make sure that you've created a key pair in your chosen region before launching the stack.

  1. Launch the AWS CloudFormation template into your AWS account.

    
                                Lync Server Quick Start launch button

    The template is launched in the US West (Oregon) region by default. You can change the region by using the region selector in the navigation bar. Time to deploy: Approximately 2 hours

    Note

    You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using this Quick Start. As of the date of publication, the cost for using the Quick Start with default settings is approximately $5 an hour, and you can complete the initial deployment for about $10. Prices are subject to change. See the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using in this Quick Start for full details.

    You can also download the template to use it as a starting point for your own implementation.

  2. On the Select Template page, keep the default settings for Stack and Template Source.

  3. On the Specify Parameters page, review the parameters for the template. Provide a value for KeyPairName. This parameter requires your input. You can also customize the following additional parameters.

    Parameter Default Description
    AD1PrivateIp 10.0.0.10 Primary private IP for the first domain controller in Availability Zone 1
    AD2InstanceType m4.xlarge Amazon EC2 instance type for the second Active Directory instance
    AD2PrivateIp 10.0.64.10 Primary private IP for the domain controller in Availability Zone 2
    ADInstanceType m4.xlarge Amazon EC2 instance type for the first Active Directory instance
    ADServerNetBIOSName1 DC1 NetBIOS name of the first Active Directory server (up to 15 characters)
    ADServerNetBIOSName2 DC2 NetBIOS name of the second Active Directory server (up to 15 characters)
    DMZ1CIDR 10.0.32.0/20 CIDR block for the public DMZ subnet located in Availability Zone 1
    DMZ2CIDR 10.0.69.0/20 CIDR block for the public DMZ subnet located in Availability Zone 2
    DomainAdminPassword Requires input Password for the domain administrator user (StackAdmin). This must be a complex password that’s at least 8 characters long. This password will also be set for the local administrator account on each Lync Edge Server, if you’ve set the IncludeEdge parameter to true.
    DomainAdminUser StackAdmin User name for the account that will be added as domain administrator
    DomainDNSName Example.com Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the forest root domain
    DomainNetBIOSName EXAMPLE NetBIOS name of the domain (up to 15 characters) for users of earlier versions of Windows
    FE1PrivateIP 10.0.0.160 Primary private IP for the first Lync Front End Server
    FE2PrivateIP 10.0.64.160 Primary private IP for the second Lync Front End Server
    IncludeEdge false Set this parameter to true to include Lync Edge Servers in the public subnets
    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.
    LE1PrivateIP 10.0.0.161 Primary private IP for the first Lync Edge Server
    LE1PublicIp 10.0.32.161 Public subnet IP for the first Lync Edge Server
    LE2PrivateIP 10.0.64.161 Primary private IP for the second Lync Edge Server
    LE2PublicIp 10.0.96.161 Public subnet IP for the second Lync Edge Server
    LyncEdgeInstanceType m4.xlarge Amazon EC2 instance type for the Lync Edge Servers
    LyncFEInstanceType m4.2xlarge Amazon EC2 instance type for the Lync Standard Edition Front End Servers
    LyncISOImageURI Requires input Amazon S3 URI to the S3 bucket that contains the ISO image file for the Lync Server 2016 Standard Edition installation media. You can also specify an HTTP/HTTPS URI, but we recommend using an S3 bucket for optimal performance.
    PrivSub1CIDR 10.0.0.0/19 CIDR block for the private subnet located in Availability Zone 1
    PrivSub2CIDR 10.0.64.0/19 CIDR block for the private subnet located in Availability Zone 2
    RDGWInstanceType m4.xlarge Amazon EC2 instance type for the Remote Desktop Gateway instances
    RestoreModePassword Requires input Password for a separate administrator account when the domain controller is in Restore Mode. This must be a complex password that’s at least 8 characters long.
    VPCCIDR 10.0.0.0/16 CIDR block for the Amazon VPC

    Note

    You can also download the template and edit it to create your own parameters based on your specific deployment scenario.

    After the cluster launcher instance is deployed, you can make additional changes to the EDH deployment by modifying the configuration file.

  4. On the Options page, keep the default settings.

  5. On the Review page, review and confirm the settings.

  6. Choose Create to deploy the stack.

  7. Monitor the status of the stack. When the status is CREATE_COMPLETE, the Lync Server cluster is ready.