Configuring DSCP for Skype for Business Online IP Phones

Just noticed on tech community you can now add DSCP tags to SfB Online IP Phones and here’s a quick walkthrough. Tech Community article https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Skype-for-Business-Blog/Configuring-Voice-Quality-of-Service-for-Skype-for-Business/ba-p/118000

Setting the DSCP marking for IP Phones will help with Quality of Service tagging but for QoS you also need to ensure network is configured end to end to honour the IP markings.

1. Connect to tenant via PowerShell –

More details on how to connect to remote PowerShell into SfB Online  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn362795(v=ocs.15).aspx

2. Check existing settings using Get-CsUCPhoneConfiguration

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By defaults VoiceDiffServTag is set to 40

3. run the following to change the value

Set-CsUCPhoneConfiguration –VoiceDiffServTag 46

Then i ran Get-CsUCPhoneConfiguration to check the configuration change.

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Thats it!

You can set the DSCP marking to what you require but the default usually set for audio at 46.

Two other greats posts on QoS in SfB Online

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/skypehybridguy/2016/07/23/validate-qos-for-skype-for-business-online/

https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/ExpressRoute-and-QoS-in-Skype-for-Business-Online-20c654da-30ee-4e4f-a764-8b7d8844431d

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