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Single Server Topology

Speech Server 2007

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The minimum recommended topology for running Speech Server consists of a single computer with a single application that uses as many as 30 channels. In a single-server topology, the Web server and the tuning and reporting server (if present) are often housed on the computer running Speech Server.

To run a single-server topology, your computer should be configured with the following minimum requirements:

  • CPU: 32-bit, 2.8 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Hard disk space (installation): 1.7 GB
  • Hard disk space (logging): No less than 20 GB
  • Network: 100 Mbps

The following diagram shows a typical single-server topology.


If you are running a telephony application, your topology includes Telephony Interface Manager (TIM) hardware and software, which interfaces with the Telephony Interface Manager Connector (TIMC) that is built into Speech Server.

If your application uses Internet protocols such as Voice Over IP (VoIP) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), your topology does not require TIM hardware or software. Instead, your application accepts call sessions through a VoIP gateway, SIP peers, and an IP/PBX.

The following diagram is still single-server topology, but it is more sophisticated, with both Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) and the tuning and reporting server on separate, dedicated computers. In addition, notice that a TIM and TIMC are added to the SIP Peers group.

This can still be considered a single-server topology because Speech Server is only installed on a single computer, rather than distributed across multiple computers.