Topic Last Modified: 2010-12-08

Specify the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the Front End pool that you are creating. You cannot change the FQDN of a pool after you publish the topology containing the Front End pool. If you need to rename a pool, you must delete the pool and then add a new pool with the new FQDN.

If you plan to implement a Front End pool in the future, select Multiple computer pool. Even though a pool is defined as two or more computers that are load balanced, you can create a single computer pool and create a pool FQDN for the single computer. When you are ready to add more computers to the pool later, you must re-run Topology Builder to define the new pool member, publish the new topology, and then setup the new Front End pool member through the Lync Server Deployment Wizard. You must also add the new pool member to the appropriate load balancers for the pool, DNS load balancing or hardware load balancers. In many cases, you would have both load balancing systems in place. Be sure that you are adding the new member server to both.

If you are defining a Standard Edition server, the pool FQDN is the same as the Standard Edition server FQDN. For additional information, see Define and Configure a Front End Pool or Define and Configure a Standard Edition Server.