New tools to size, test, validate, and troubleshoot your infrastructure

November 14, 2007 By: admin Category: Office Communication Server

The first tools is the OCS VoIP test, you can use it to emulate a SIP client  and troubleshoot problems with incoming or outgoing Enterprise Voice calls or emulate a Mediation Server or gateway and test existing IP / PSTN gateway before deploying OCS.

This tool, which is based on the Microsoft Office Visio drawing and diagramming software, enables the user to visually design a deployment configuration and generate an XML file that can be used to import the settings during setup.

It normally work with Visio 2003 or 2007, but i’ve got some problem to run it, no idea why !

 The Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Best Practices Analyzer Tool is a diagnostic tool that gathers configuration information from a Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 environment and determines whether the configuration is set according to Microsoft best practices. You can install the tool on a client computer that runs Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, or on a server that runs Office Communications Server 2007.

The tool uses set of configuration files to gather information from the Office Communications Server 2007 environment. It compares this data against a set of pre-defined rules for Office Communications Server 2007, and reports potential issues. For every issue reported, the tool provides the current configuration in the Office Communications Server 2007 environment, and the recommended configuration.

Diagnose audio issues within your Office Communications Server 2007 environment using the Office Communications Server 2007 Deployment Validation Tool. A common issue in VoIP deployments is that administrators find out about problems with audio quality only after a user reports a problem. The Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Deployment Validation Tool simulates audio traffic so that you can proactively identify and resolve audio issues.

Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner 2007 helps size and plan deployments of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. It provides you with the tools and guidance to deploy efficiently, while planning for the future by allowing for “what-if” analyses.

The differences between the beta and the Release Candidate is that this version doesn’t include model for Operations Manager 2007, but it had an additional model for Sharepoint Services and Server.Download SharePoint Beta Models

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