Topic Last Modified: 2010-07-18
Communications Server 2010 introduces several features that enhance Monitoring Server for Return on Investment (ROI) analysis, asset management, and operational monitoring. These new features include:
- Richer Reporting including Dashboard View
Monitoring Server takes advantage of SQL Server Reporting Services to provide a richer reporting on system usage for Return on Investment (ROI) analysis, voice quality for diagnostics scenarios, and IP phone and media device asset management.
A dashboard presents an aggregation of these reports, proactively informing administrators about usage trends and the health of the deployment.
- Comprehensive Data for Usage Tracking and Voice Quality
The Call Detail Recording (CDR) and Quality-of-Experience (QoE) databases have been updated to include new usage and diagnostic data for all new Communications Server 2010 features, conferencing, registration, and device diagnostics. New database schemas incorporate these changes.
- New Management Features
Monitoring Server now uses the Communications Server Management Shell and Windows PowerShell Communications Server cmdlets for all administration and management tasks. Communications Server provides centralized deployment for Monitoring Server using Topology Builder and Deployment Wizard.
- Optimized Infrastructure
The Monitoring Server infrastructure has been optimized to improve reliability and maintainability.