Skype for Business allows enterprises to deploy a Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) at branch/remote offices that can switch to a stand-alone mode with limited functionality when the WAN link between the branch and the central site (which is usually corporate HQ) goes down. This page lists the steps needed to deploy Skype for Business SBA at a branch site along with the corresponding configurations needed at the central site.
Central Site Tasks
The following steps are required when deploying the SBA for the first time.
Branch Site Tasks
- In the WebUI, click the Tasks tab.
- In the left navigation pane, under Lync™ Survivable Branch Appliance, click Setup SBA.
- Proceed with these steps in order:
Install the Latest Skype for Business SBA Cumulative Update (CU)
To ensure the Skype for Business SBA is running the latest Skype for Business Server patches, administrators should install the latest Cumulative Update
Checking the SBA Status
To confirm that all the SBA services are running properly, check the status by Viewing the SBA Operational Status.