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Understanding Cloud Connector Edition (CCE) Network Design

Understanding Cloud Connector Edition (CCE) Network

CCE virtual machines
First I like to introduce the internal VM structure to CCE again. We will from here understand better the requirement for virtual networks.
We require network connection to the internet, the SBC and the virtual machines themselves.

PICTURE: CCE Network 00.png
The Cloud Connector Edition is built with 4 virtual machines, a subset from a typical on-premise deployment.

Domain Controller:
supporting the internal CCE PKI and the authentication for “CCE domain joint” machines.
Single NIC (internal VM only)
contains the subset for the Skype for Business relevant minimalistic Topology
Single NIC (internal VM only)
Mediation Server:
Codec transcoding unit for the Session Boarder Controller, between the RTP data stream from Office 365 and Skype for Business Clients to the SBC.
Single NIC (internal VM and SBC on same subnet only) NOTE:
The Mediation likewise the on-premise setup doesn’t allow a dual NIC setup. More over the SBC can…

Skype for Business Network Assessment (Requirement for Office 365)

The network assessment is very crucial with Office 365 voice implementations.

This is valid if you run:
- PSTN Calling
- Cloud Connector Edition
- or any hybrid scenario

I also recommend a choosing a partner how has the appropriated knowledge and can analyze your network entirely.

Several tool and service are available measuring the network performance in the director the Office 365 datacenters. Either with or without the Express Route setup.
This should be part of the Microsoft Skype Operations Framework

The most optimal tool is the IR Prognosis UC Assessor:

The Assessor is the right tool, for professional analysis and repots.


A free tool is available too from Microsoft it was release September 2016

Even if this tool also provide the rudimentary information, it is not simple in setup, nei…

Cloud Connector Edition with Skype for Business from Ignite, Atlanta US


Busy on Busy guide for Skype for Business

Some general statements to Busy on Busy:
It is only available for user homed on Skype for Business Pool (SE or EE)CU3 must be installed on all Pool MembersNot working for user homed on Lync 2013 or SBA.Using Busy on Busy requires a Voice Policy in Skype for Business (Global, Sites or User)
Setting Voice Policy in Control Panel: IMPORTANT:The Busy On Busy feature has an timeout of 12min.
If the user got disconnected for a call, e.g he was on disconnected from the network, which can be happened with a mobile phone or if you got connected via Wifi, the busy signal stay active for 12min before it will be reset.
As well remember the Busy Options cannot be configured by any user themselves. This is only an administrative task.

Busy on Busy supports only three different types:- BusyOnBusy: If the user is on an active call, the busy signal will be played to the caller. - VoiceMailOnBusy: If the user is on an active call, the ca…