This F5 deployment guide provides information on configuring the LTM with the new iApp template for Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015 (formerly Lync Server), available for download, as well as manual configuration guidance. This deployment guide is the result of collaboration and interoperability testing between Microsoft and F5 Networks using Microsoft Lync Server and Skype for Business Server and the BIG-IP LTM. Microsoft requires hardware load balancing for Skype for Business Web Services.
Organizations using the BIG-IP LTM benefit from mission-critical availability, intelligent traffic management, simple scalability, and enhanced security for Skype for Business Server deployments. This deployment also describes how to use the BIG-IP system as a reverse proxy, eliminating the need for a separate reverse proxy device.
The following logical configuration diagram shows an example of the BIG-IP LTM solution for Skype for Business Server deployments.