In a previous article, we discussed the steps to deploy a new Lync2013 Edge server into a Lync2013 FE pool that was coexisting with a legacy Lync2010 Pool with Lync2010 Edge. Users homed on the Lync2013 FE pool continued to use the legacy Edge server for remote access and federation. Although having both the legacy Edge and the 2013 Edge providing remote access is possible, such a configuration would be more difficult to manage and moreover, only one Edge can be used for federation. In this article, the steps to migrate completely to the new 2013 Edge will be discussed. Users still homed on the legacy Lync2010 FE pool as well as those homed on the new Lync2013 FE pool will use the new 2013 Edge for Remote Access and Federation. The end result should look like the diagram below:
In a production environment, changing the federation route and media traffic route requires downtime for the Lync Server 2013 and Lync Server 2010 Edge Servers. Federated access will be unavailable for the duration of the outage.
In topology builder, edit the properties of the Lync2013 FE and associate the Edge pool with the new 2013 Edge:
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