Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Monitoring Server is an optional server role for both Office Communications Server Standard Edition and Office Communications Server Enterprise Edition. This component collects two types of data:

Monitoring Server consists of the CDR and QoE services and their associated databases, which are always installed together in a single SQL Server instance and are known collectively as the Monitoring database.

If you deploy Monitoring Server, you can choose one of the following configurations.

For Standard Edition

For Enterprise Edition

The Monitoring database can be a single SQL Server computer, or alternatively, a virtual SQL Server instance running in a cluster. A SQL Server cluster improves availability by providing failover capabilities.

For details about collocating Monitoring Server with other server roles, see Supported Server Role Collocation.

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