Network planner for Teams has now moved into the Teams Admin centre which is good to have under one roof. its found under Org-wide settings > Network planner
This is my first look at the network planner so lets take it for a spin.
So to start with we need to add a new Network plan but before this lets take out the 3 personas that are already there.
So we have three prepopulated personas marked as Microsoft recommended. Lets check each out.
We have Teams room system
Seems each personas created has all permissions set to On but if that doesn’t match your personas then we can also create custom ones (only 3) but these three will pretty much cover most bases i think. Perhaps we haven’t deployed PSTN. (Why not i may ask )
Lets create one custom to see this process
We add a persona name, description then set the permissions we need and click save.
It mentions at the top we can have 3 custom personas.
You also can not delete the Microsoft recommended ones only the custom ones.
With our personnas done lets rock onto the network plans
Add a name and description
now we have a plan
Looks like we can create multiple plans as well which is great.
Click on the plan and now we need to define network sites
So we need to complete the site information
So we can add site name, friendly and if we click Create an address we can add address information which is nice.
add number of users
Add network subnets and ranges
then express route (not for me)
turn on WAN if required and then enter WAN information
Then internet egress
I could only have local (**update i realised this was because i only have one site) You have to have multiple sites to allow remote internet egress and then the drop down works and you can select another site***)
PSTN egress can be use voip only or local
Local can have
Calling plans or Direct routing which is good
Now i have a site marked as planning status complete but if you add a site without all info then it will save but it marked as incomplete
With my site complete lets create a report
click report tab
Start a report
So i need to name the report so im guessing we can have multiple which is good.
After adding the name you can set user counts by personas
By default it added office and remote and set 80% to Office and Remote to 20% using the Microsoft recommended personas but we can change if needed.
We can add personas but it will also warn if total user count if larger than users at the site as below.
When ready click generate report
Takes us to the report tab
Here was can project impact and also we can change the percentage of allowed bandwidth for Teams 30% is recommended it says
We can also change views using the buttons
theres two views and export to pdf but this just exports the current view
and i think thats it.
The Microsoft Docs link with step by step are here as well
What i couldnt find was the usage concurrency that the old network planner had with low medium and high. Im not sure if this will come and i couldnt find what modality percentage is used.
Also there is no results for Skype for Business only Microsoft Teams.