mandag den 29. september 2014

Do i need to update my LYNC databases ?

After you installed the latest and greatest CU for your LYNC environment - you perhaps wonder, do I need to update my databases ?
Did you do it the last time you installed a CU ?

Well there is an easy way to find out using built-in cmdlets.

To test the centralmanagementdatabase run the following
Test-CsDatabase -CentralManagementDatabase

To test all other databases on the backend SQL run the following
(Remember to run LYNC management Shell as administrator on Standard edition)
Test-CsDatabase -ConfiguredDatabases -SqlServerFqdn "SQLservername.fqdn.com"


The cmdlet will show you the expected version and the installed version, as well as whether or not the database is up-to-date:

Find more info on this cmdlet on TechNet
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj204839.aspx

The database versions sofar can be found in this chart
CU Back End Databases
rtcxds  rtcshared  rtcab rgsconfig   rgsdyn  cpsdyn  LcsLog LcsCDR   QoEMetrics  xds lis mgc mgccomp
RTM 15.13.1 5.0.1 62.42.0 5.5.1 2.2.1 1.1.1 24.40.0 39.82.0 62.90.0 10.13.1 3.1.1 1.42.0 1.7.0
February 2013  15.13.1 5.0.1 62.42.1 5.5.1 2.2.1 1.1.2 24.40.0 39.82.1 62.90.1 10.13.2 3.1.1 1.42.0 1.7.0
July 2013 15.13.1 5.0.1 62.42.2 5.5.1 2.2.1 1.1.2 24.40.0 39.82.2 62.90.1 10.13.2 3.1.1 1.42.1 1.7.0
October 2013 15.13.1 5.0.1 62.42.2 5.5.1 2.2.1 1.1.2 24.40.0 39.82.2 62.90.1 10.13.2 3.1.1 1.42.1 1.7.0
January 2014 15.13.1 5.0.1 62.42.2 5.5.1 2.2.1 1.1.2 24.40.0 39.82.2 62.90.1 10.13.2 3.1.1 1.42.1 1.7.0
August 2014 15.13.1 5.0.1 62.42.3 5.5.1 2.2.1 1.1.2 24.40.0 39.82.2 62.90.1 10.13.2 3.1.1 1.42.2 1.7.0
Sept 2014 15.13.2 5.0.1 62.42.3 5.5.1 2.2.1 1.1.2 24.40.0 39.82.2 62.90.1 10.13.2 3.1.1 1.42.2 1.7.0

 

Speaking @ Microsoft Campus Days 2014

Speaking at Microsoft CampusDays 2014

On November the 25. to 27. The Event "Microsoft Campus Days 2014" will take place at Cinemaxx in Copenhagen.
Here I will give a presentation on LYNC Advanced troubleshooting tools and techniques - together with my colleague Kent Erichsen.

In this session you will get a overview of some of the tools that we as consultants find usefull in troubleshooting failed LYNC environments. But also some of the great tools intended to assist you in choosing the right topology and sizing.

We will talk about builtin tools like Snooper, CLS, MSturnping and so on, but also talking a lot about 3. party tools, that we find usefull. Examples are Wireshark, RUCT, acsyslog.

The session will be demo intense and interactive, so no boring slideshows only a lot of hopefully working demos :)

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Microsoft-Campus-Days/Microsoft-Campus-Days-2014/UC40011

CU there.