What's New in the CCE 2.0.1

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Self-healing and Remediation Mechanisms

1. Manually shutdown/turned off one CCE VM, for example, Med VM, it is automatically restarted itself in 45 seconds later (Approx)

2. Manually shutdown/turned off ALL CCE VMs, they are automatically restarted themselves in 5 mins in 30 seconds later (Approx) in the following order one after another;
1. AD
2. CMS
3. Med
4. Edge

Shutdown/Turned off all VMs.

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Restarting themselves one after another starting with AD ( it makes sense, doesn't it?)

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3. Manually stopped SFB Mediation service in Med VM, it is automatically restarted itself in 1 minute in 30 seconds later (Approx)

 

Stopped Mediation service in Med VM

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Automatically restarted itself in 1 minute in 30 seconds later (Approx)
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4. Manually stopped SFB Server Access Edge service in Edge VM, it is automatically restarted itself in 1 minute in 12 seconds later (Approx)

 

What's NOT restarting?
Manually stopped SQL Server (RTCLOCAL) on Med VM but it's NOT restarting itself. 

Security
Disabled SSL 3.0 on all servers.

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CCE Accounts' Passwords Management

Now admin can easily see existing all CCE related accounts' passwords and is able to change them readily as follow:

 

To display existing CCE related accounts' passwords
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To set an account password, for example, DomainAdmin's
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Noted that though you can change Tenant Admin's password here, the changes stored locally in CCE's host machine -- it didn't write back to Office365 (no way).

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Enabling MediaBypass
You enabled MediaBypass through SFB Online PowerShell,

  • New-CsNetworkMediaBypassConfiguration -Enabled $true
  • Set-CsNetworkConfiguration
  • Get-CsNetworkConfiguration

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The setting will be propagated/synced to CCE Mediation VM on-premise as follow -- you don't have to configure or do anything on CCE Mediation VM on-premise. It syncs every 20 minutes.

Before MediaBypass Enabled. (SFB Online PowerShell)
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After MediaBypass Enabled. (SFB Online PowerShell)

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The setting is synced and propagated to CCE Mediation VM on-premise.

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It also enabled MediaBypass automatically in cstrunkconfiguration on CCE Med VM on-premise.
 
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You can see that the MediaBypass setting has been replicated to CCE Med VM as follow.

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This is my SFB Live Broadcast covering "What's New in CCE 2.0.1". 

 

Microsoft recently releases Cloud Connector Edition 2.0.1 with newly added features, capabilities, enhanced security, and self-remediation capability and fixes. 


Media Bypass is a significant addition to CCE's continuous improvement. At security front, Microsoft addressed SSL vulnerabilities. 

Unlike all its previous versions, current 2.0.1 comes with self-monitoring mechanisms and reduced admin passwords to managing CCE account credentials. Updating CCE appliance becomes simpler. All in all, CCE 2.0.1 is the most comprehensively improved version yet.

 

 

I welcome and appreciate all feedbacks. Thank you.