This section describes the Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Lync deployment architecture.
The following diagram illustrates the architecture of a typical Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Lync deployment.
The following list describes the components of a typical deployment:
Connects to Cisco Unified Communications Manager for signaling and configuration.
Cisco Unity Connection
Provides voicemail capabilities.
Cisco Unified Communications Manager
Provides audio and video call management capabilities.
Provides user and device configuration settings.
Connects to the directory for user synchronization and user authentication.
One of the following types of directory:
Microsoft Active Directory
As an alternative to a standalone directory, you can use Cisco Unified Communications Manager User Data Service as your directory source after you synchronize your directory to Cisco Unified Communications Manager.