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Topic Last Modified: 2010-03-26

You must use Topology Builder to build your internal topology before you can deploy a Monitoring Server. Use the following procedures to define and publish your topology, and then use the procedures described in Installing the Monitoring Server to install Monitoring Server.

You can also use Topology Builder to configure the Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition Front End pools that Monitoring Server log data for.

To Add Monitoring Server to a Topology
  1. In Topology Builder, right-click Monitoring and select Define Monitoring Server.

  2. In the next dialog box, do the following:

    • In Monitoring Server FQDN, specify the FQDN for the Monitoring Server.

    • Select a SQL Server and instance from the dropdown box, if you are going to use an existing SQL Server or click Define SQL Store to create a new SQL Store reference.

  3. Click OK.

To Associate a Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition Front End Pool with Monitoring Server
  1. Expand the Standard Edition Front Ends or Enterprise Edition Front Ends nodes under the site that you are defining.

  2. For each Front End pool that you would like to associate with the Monitoring Server, do the following:

    • Click the Front End pool, expand the General property section, and then click the Edit button.

    • Select the Associate Monitoring Server checkbox and the select a Monitoring Server to associate with the Front End pool.

  3. Click OK.

To publish the topology
  1. In Topology Builder, right-click Communications Server 2010, and then click Publish.

  2. On the Welcome page of the wizard, click Next.

  3. On theTopology Builder found a CMS store page, click Next.

  4. On the Create Other Databases page check Create Other Databases if you need to install the Monitoring SQL store on a computer separate from the Monitoring Server computer.

  5. Click Next.

  6. When the status indicates that database creation succeeded, do the following:

    • To view the log, click View log.

    • To close the wizard, click Finish.