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Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8.5 Hardware Specification for Cisco UCS Platforms

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 supports the use of virtualized Cisco Unified Computer Server (UCS) B200 and C210 M2 servers.


Notes:


Virtual Machine Requirements

  • VMware ESX(i) 4.1 or later running Enterprise Edition Plus vmware license
  • Virtual machine must have eight virtual CPU (2.4 GHz), 8 GB RAM, and a 300GB hard drive
  • Install one virtual machine, per blade on a Cisco Unified Computer Server (UCS) C210 M2 or B200 M2
  • LAN connection must support up to 1 GB/s


Note: Cisco UCS does not support co-resident virtual machine (VM) images. This means that you cannot install a VM image of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace if you have a VM image of another application installed on the same physical server. Examples of other applications are Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unity Connection.


For more information about the Enterprise Edition Plus vmware license, see http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1010839.


Supported Cisco UCS C Series Servers (General-purpose rack-mountable servers)

Release 8.5 is supported on the following Cisco UCS C Series configurations:


  • C210 M2 all components and full capacities


Note: Cisco UCS requires dedicated servers for each component of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace software.


The following table describes a component level description of the Cisco UCS C210 M2. This configuration is validated as a supported platform for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5. This configuration also includes VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus License (2 CPU), and hardware and software support contracts.

  • 2 CPU
  • 6 300GB HD
  • 16GB RAM
  • vSphere Enterprise Edition Plus

Note: Periodically UCS SKUs may change. Make sure that you reference the description for the proper part and the following Data Sheet: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10889/index.html.


Ordered Item Quantity Description

R210-2121605W

1

UCS C210 M2 Srvr w/1PSU, w/o CPU, mem, HDD, DVD or PCIe card

CAB-9K12A-NA

2

Power Cord, 125VAC 13A NEMA 5-15 Plug, North America

N01-M304GB1

4

4GB DDR3-1333MHz RDIMM/PC3-10600/dual rank 1Gb DRAMs

A03-D300GA2

6

300GB 6Gb SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD/hot plug/drive sled mounted

R210-ODVDRW

1

DVD-RW Drive for UCS C210 M1 Rack Servers

R200-TPM1

1

TPM Module for UCS C200 M1 and C210 M1 Rack Server

R210-SASXPAND

1

SAS Extender (servers requiring </= 8 HDDs) for UCS C210 M1

R2X0-PSU2-650W-SB

1

650W power supply, w/added 5A Standby for UCS C200 or C210

A01-X0105

2

2.66GHz Xeon X5650 95W CPU/12MB cache/DDR3 1333MHz

VMW-VS-ENTP-1A

2

VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus (1 CPU), 1yr support required

CON-ISV1-VSENTP1A

1

ISV 24X7 VMware vSphere EntPlus1CPU 1Yr RQD

R2XX-PL003

1

LSI 6G MegaRAID 9261-8i card (RAID 0,1,5,6,10,60) - 512WC

N20-BBLKD

10

HDD slot blanking panel for UCS B-Series Blade Servers

R200-PCIBLKF1

4

PCIe Full Height blanking panel for UCS C-Series Rack Server

SASCBLSHORT-003

2

Short SAS Cable for C210

R210-BHTS1

2

CPU heat sink for UCS C210 M1 Rack Server

R2X0-PSU2-650W-SB

1

650W power supply, w/added 5A Standby for UCS C200 or C210

CON-UCS7-R210W

1

UC SUPPORT 24X7X4OS UCSC210 M2Svr w/1PSU w/o CPU Mem HDD


Release 8.5 also supports the following CPUs for M2 models: X5670 (2.93GHz), X5650 (2.66GHz), E5640 (2.66GHz).

Supported Cisco UCS B Series Servers (General-purpose blade servers)

Release 8.5 supports the following Cisco UCS B series server:

  • B200 M2

Notes:


Complete your B series order configuration using the Netformx tool. Here is a sample with one blade included:

  • 2 CPU
  • 2 146GB HD
  • 16GB RAM
  • 1 vSphere Enterprise Edition Plus


Note: Periodically UCS SKUs may change. Make sure that you reference the description for the proper part and the above Data Sheet references.


Ordered Item Quantity Description

N20-C6508-UPG

1

UCS 5108 Blade Svr AC Chassis/0 PSU/8 fans/0 fabric extender

N20-B6625-1D

1

UCS B200 M2 Blade Server w/o CPU, memory, HDD, mezzanine

A01-X0100

2

3.33GHz Xeon X5680 130W CPU/12MB cache/DDR3 1333MHz

N01-M304GB1

4

4GB DDR3-1333MHz RDIMM/PC3-10600/dual rank 1Gb DRAMs

A03-D146GA2

2

146GB 6Gb SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD/hot plug/drive sled mounted

N20-AE0002

1

UCS M71KR-E Emulex Converged Network Adapter/PCIe/2port 10Gb

N20-BHTS1

2

CPU heat sink for UCS B200 Blade Server

N20-CAK

1

Access. kit for 5108 Blade Chassis incl Railkit, KVM dongle

N20-PAC5-2500W

2

2500W AC power supply unit for UCS 5108

CAB-C19-CBN

2

Cabinet Jumper Power Cord, 250 VAC 16A, C20-C19 Connectors

N20-CBLKB1

7

Blade slot blanking panel for UCS 5108/single slot

N20-CBLKP

2

Power supply unit blanking panel for UCS 5108

N20-FAN5

8

Fan module for UCS 5108

N01-UAC1

1

Single phase AC power module for UCS 5108

N20-CBLKI

1

Fabric extender slot blanking panel for UCS 5108

N20-I6584

1

UCS 2104XP Fabric Extender/4 external 10Gb ports


Notes:

  • The above configuration is based on 1 chassis and 1 blade. Additional interconnect, fabric extender, and other components are required for redundant configurations.
  • Release 8.5 also supports the following CPUs for M2 models: X5680 (3.33GHz), X5670 (2.93GHz), X5650 (2.66GHz), E5640 (2.66GHz).
  • VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus license is not included in the specifications above.
  • Cisco product and service contracts are not included in the specifications above.
  • Additional network equipment (i.e., Nexus switch) and accessories (i.e., 10Gb SFP + Cables) are not included in the specifications above.


B Series Blade Specification

A Cisco UCS B-series chassis can host eight blades. Blades can be ordered separately. VMWare ESXi Enterprise Edition is included here.

Following is a sample configuration:


Ordered Item Quantity Description

N20-B6625-1-UPG

1

UCS B200 M2 Blade Server w/o CPU, memory, HDD, mezzanine

A03-D146GA2

2

146GB 6Gb SAS 10K RPM SFF HDD/hot plug/drive sled mounted

N20-AE0002

1

UCS M71KR-E Emulex Converged Network Adapter/PCIe/2port 10Gb

A01-X0100

2

3.33GHz Xeon X5680 130W CPU/12MB cache/DDR3 1333MHz

N20-BHTS1

2

CPU heat sink for UCS B200 Blade Server

VMW-VS-ENTP-1A

2

VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus (1 CPU), 1yr support required

CON-ISV1-VSENTP1A

1

ISV 24X7 VMware vSphere EntPlus1CPU 1Yr RQD

N01-M304GB1

4

4GB DDR3-1333MHz RDIMM/PC3-10600/dual rank 1Gb DRAMs

CON-UCS7-B66251U

1

UC SUPPORT 24X7X4OS UCSB200 M2 Blade Svr w/o CPU Mem HDD Mez



B-Series SAN Specifications

Release 8.5 supports EMC Clarion CX4-120 or better SAN storage systems. SAN recommendations are:

  • 300GB HD space allocated for each image
  • 4GB FC link between SAN system and switch
  • 10K RPM or faster SAS hard drives
  • RAID 5 with 5-8 spindles (hard drives)
  • Logical Unit Number (LUN) running on separate controllers and ports.
  • Minimum LUN performance specifications are:
    • Throughput - I/O Operations per Second (IOPS): >1000
    • Latency: <10ms
    • Bandwidth: >50MBps

Application Server Requirements

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server software is installed on either a Cisco Media Convergence Server (MCS), or on VMware ESX(i) 4.1 and later running on top of Cisco Unified Computer Servers (UCS).

  • The Express Media Server (EMS) is co-resident with the Application Server.
  • If your system has less than four Conferencing nodes, Meeting Director components can also be installed co-resident with the Application Server/EMS on the same MCS or UCS hardware.


Notes:


Hardware

Release 8.5 supports the following hardware for installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server or Meeting Director software.


  • Cisco UCS C210 M2
  • Cisco UCS B200 M2
  • Cisco MCS 7845, MCS 7835 or third-party equivalent as described in the following table.

Multinode MeetingPlace deployments do not support MCS-7835 MeetingPlace Scheduling or Audio only suppport all servers.


Note: VMWare is the only supported environment for Cisco UCS. A physical installation without VMWare is not supported. For more information, see Virtual Machine Requirements.


Cisco Server Description IBM Part Number HP Equivalent

UCS C210 M2

Bare Metal 2xCPUs (as indicated below); 6x300GB HDD; 16GB RAM

Note: RAM is configurable. However, we recommend that you have at least 8GB on a blade.


Release 8.5 supports the following CPUs for Cisco UCS C210 M2 models:

  • X5670 2.93 GHz
  • X5650 2.66 GHz
  • E5640 2.66 Ghz

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UCS B200 M2

2xCPUs (as indicated below); 2x146GB HDD; 16GB RAM

Note: RAM is configurable. However, we recommend that you have at least 8GB on a blade.


Release 8.5 supports the following CPUs for Cisco UCS B200 M2 models:

  • X5680 3.33 GHz
  • X5670 2.93 GHz
  • X5650 2.66 GHz
  • E5640 2.66 Ghz

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MCS 7845-I3-RC2

Dual Intel E5540 2.53 GHz; 4x300 HDD, 8GB RAM


HP equivalent: 2 Quad-Core Intel 2.53 GHz E5540 Processor, 8GB RAM, 4x 300GB HDD

7947-62Y (worldwide reseller), 7947-AC1 (IBM direct US/CAN/LA), 7947-CTO (IBM direct EMEA/AP)

DL380-G6 Server, part number: AX693A

MCS 7845-I2-RC2 (end-of-sale 12/09)

IBM x3650 2x Xeon 5140 2.33GHz Dual-Core Processor, 4G RAM, 4x 146GB HDD

7979-AC1 (IBM direct US/CAN/LA), 7979-CTO (IBM direct EMEA/AP)

-

MCS 7845-H2-RC2 (end-of-sale 7/09)

HP equivalent: Dual Intel 5140 2.33GHz; 4x146GB HDD

-

DL380-G5 Server, part number: 470064-887

MCS 7835-I3-RC1

Single Intel 5504 Quad-core 2.00 GHz; 2x146 HDD, 4 GB RAM


HP equivalent: 1 Quad-Core Intel 2.00 GHz Intel Nehalem E5504 Processor, 4GB RAM, 2x 146GB Hard Drives

7947-22Y (worldwide reseller), 7947-AC1 (IBM direct US/CAN/LA), 7947-CTO (IBM direct EMEA/AP)

DL380-G6 Server, part number: AX690A



Note:

  • IMPORTANT: The DL380-G6 Server (AX690A, AX693A) is shipped with an internal USB Drive. The drive conflicts with the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Linux OS and causes an illegal opcode error. The workaround is to remove the USB Drive from the system.
    There is a video clip at the following URL that illustrates how to remove the USB drive.
    https://videosharing.cisco.com:8443/vportal/VideoPlayer.jsp?ccsid=C-2fbbdacb-65d5-4101-a070-ada46c84ecb7:1#
    If the URL does not work, visit https://videosharing.cisco.com:8443/ and search for MeetingPlace.
    You can also use these steps to describe the process to the customer:
    1. Remove the top cover of the server
    2. Look on the left side of the server all the way toward the middle, near the edge of the secondary (internal) cover, next to the connectors for two cables coming from the HDDs,you should see a USB flash drive plugged in
    3. Pull the drive out and close the cover.


Note: The MCS 7835-I3 and 7845-I3 servers will require a firmware update before use. For more information, see the "Updating the Firmware on a Cisco MCS 7835-I3 or 7845-I3" section of the Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5.


For additional information about supported third-party servers, see: http://www.cisco.com/go/swonly.

For additional information about Cisco UCS specifications, see Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8.5 Hardware Specification for Cisco UCS Platforms.

Express Media Server Requirements

The Express Media Server (EMS) is a set of software modules that reside on the Application Server.


Notes:

  • During installation, you will have the option to choose between the Hardware Media Server and Express Media Server. You do not need to enable both.


Audio Codecs

  • G.711, G.729, G.722


Video Codecs

  • H.264 AVC
    • Video-mode setting: per user profile configuration
    • Levels available: Mobile, Compatibility, High Quality, High Definition at 1080p
  • H.263
    • Video-mode setting: per user profile configuration
    • Levels available: Mobile, Compatibility, High Quality, High Definition at 1080p
  • Standard Definition (SD) quality
    • Decode: QCIF, CIF, 4CIF, QSIF, SIF, 4SIF, VGA, 480p, 640 x 360 (quarter 720p) and 320 * 180 (one-eight 720p)
    • Encode: QCIF, CIF, and VGA
  • High Definition (HD) quality
    • Encode/Decode: 720p and 1080p (16:9 Widescreen Aspect Ratio)


Note: If you are deploying the Express Media Server you are responsible for providing adequate echo cancellation in your voice gateways. For calls within a single continent, we recommend a minimum of 64ms of echo cancellation in all voice gateways that are connected to the PSTN. For calls between North America, Europe, and Japan, we recommend 128ms. If you are unable to provide this protection in voice gateways, or if you are taking intercontinental calls across satellite links or from outside North America, Europe, and Japan we recommend that you consider deploying the hardware media server instead, which has a built-in echo cancellation capability.

Hardware Media Server Requirements

The Cisco Unified Hardware Media Server (HMS) is comprised of a set of Audio Blades and/or Video Blades.

  • Each Hardware Media Server supports a maximum of four Blades.
  • You can mix and match Hardware Media Servers.

For example, if you deployed a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace solution using a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3515 Media Server, you could add more video ports to the solution by adding a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3545 Media Server chassis plus a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3545 Media Server Video Blade.

The Hardware Media Server supports the escalation of audio calls to video if the endpoint is video-enabled.


Notes:


Hardware

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3515 or 3545 Media Server

  • The 3515 Media Server is delivered with a predetermined number of ports.
  • The 3545 Media Server can be configured to support a wide range of audio and/or video ports.


Audio Blade

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 supports a maximum of eight Audio Blades. Each Audio Blade must be configured with at least one Video Blade. In other words, if your system is configured with eight Audio Blades, you must also purchase eight Video Blades so that each Audio Blade has an associated Video Blade.

Maximum system audio capacity is dependent on your deployment type, the global audio mode of your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system, and whether or not you have secure audio conferencing (TLS/SRTP) enabled. If you have a MeetingPlace-scheduling or audio-only deployment with secure audio conferencing enabled, the system is limited to 249 audio ports.


Number of Audio Blades Number of Supported Audio Ports in 250 Ports/Blade Mode Number of Supported Audio Ports in 166 Ports/Blade Mode Number of Supported Audio Ports in TLS/SRTP Mode in a MeetingPlace-Scheduling/Audio-Only Deployment

1

250

166

120

2

500

332

200

3

750

498

249

4

1000

664

249

5

1250

830

249

6

1500

996

249

7

1750

1162

249

8

2000

1328

249


In other words:

  • If the global audio mode is set to G.711, G.729 without LEC, the system supports 250 ports per blade for a maximum of 2000 audio ports per node.
  • If the global audio mode is set to G.711, G.722, G.729, the system supports 166 ports per blade for a maximum of 1328 audio ports per node.
  • If you have secure audio conferencing enabled (TLS/SRTP) in a MeetingPlace-scheduling or audio-only deployment, there is a system maximum of 249 audio ports.


Notes:

  • Secure audio conferencing is not supported in WebEx-scheduling deployments.
  • Configuration of G.729 with or without LEC occurs on the Call Configuration > Media Parameters page of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Administration Center.


Video Blade

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 supports a maximum of eight Video Blades. Maximum system video capacity is dependent on whether hardware video resources are scheduled as High Rate video ports or Standard Rate video ports. High Rate/Standard Rate is configured in the user profile.


Number of Video Blades Number of Supported Standard Rate Video Ports Number of Supported High Rate Video Ports

1

40

20

2

80

40

3

120

60

4

160

80

5

200

100

6

240

120

7

280

140

8

300

160


Note: In practice, some users may be restricted to scheduling Standard Rate video ports while others are able to schedule High Rate video ports. The total maximum system video capacity, therefore, is between 160 and 300 based on the maximum allowable hardware of eight Video Blades.


Media Server Administration Pages

The following browsers are supported for configuring the Media Server Administration pages:

  • Microsoft Windows
    • Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8 (recommended)
    • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.7
  • Apple Mac
    • Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8 (recommended)
    • Mozilla Firefox 3.5.7


Related Information

For information about physically installing and configuring the Hardware Media Server, see the Installation, Upgrade, and Migration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_installation_guides_list.html

Cisco WebEx Node Requirements

The primary purpose of the Cisco WebEx Node is to receive conferencing data from meeting presenters and distribute it to other meeting participants. Cisco WebEx Nodes are used by internal network connections for web meetings only. They do not provide any audio/video mixing.


Notes:


This release of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace supports the following variations of the Cisco WebEx Node:


Component Description

Cisco WebEx Node for MCS

Cisco WebEx Node is deployed on Cisco Media Convergence Servers (MCS) or for Virtual Machines (VM) on Cisco Unified Computing Servers (UCS).

Supports the following:

  • Cisco WebEx web meetings mixed for internal network users.
  • In WebEx-scheduling deployments, a maximum of four Cisco WebEx Nodes per system for a total of 2000 web sessions.
  • In MeetingPlace-scheduling deployments, a maximum of three Cisco WebEx Nodes per system for a total of 1500 web sessions using the HMS and 1200 web sessions using the EMS.


Notes:

  • Ports on the Cisco WebEx Node are not hot failover ports. If one of the Cisco WebEx Nodes go down, you will lose all of its port capacity (500 ports). We recommend that you have at least one Cisco WebEx Node on standby at all times.
  • Cisco WebEx Node for MCS does not support recordings or WebEx webcam video for internal meeting types.


For more information about the Cisco WebEx Node for MCS, see http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10728/index.html.

For system capacity information, see System Capacity Quick Reference Tables.


Cisco WebEx Node for ASR

Cisco WebEx Node is deployed as a shared port adapter for the Cisco ASR 1000 series router.

Supports the following:

  • Cisco WebEx web meetings mixed for internal network users
  • Cisco WebEx high-quality webcam video for internal network users
  • Release 8.5 supports an unlimited number of ASR 1000 routers for capacity.


For more information about the Cisco WebEx Node for ASR, see http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10353/index.html.



Operating System

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Linux OS (installed with the Cisco WebEx Node software)


Supported Hardware

One of the following:

  • Cisco UCS C210 M2
  • Cisco UCS B200 M2
  • Cisco MCS 7845, MCS 7835 or third-party equivalent per node as described in the following table
  • Cisco ASR 1000 router


Notes:

  • VMWare is the only supported environment for Cisco UCS. A physical installation without VMWare is not supported. For more information, see Virtual Machine Requirements.
  • We recommend that you dedicate a supported machine on which to install the Cisco WebEx Node.


Cisco Server Version Description IBM Part Number HP Equivalent

UCS C210 M2

Bare Metal 2xCPUs (as indicated below); 6x300GB HDD; 16GB RAM

Note: RAM is configurable. However, we recommend that you have at least 8GB on a blade.


Release 8.5 supports the following CPUs for Cisco UCS C210 M2 models:

  • X5670 2.93 GHz
  • X5650 2.66 GHz
  • E5640 2.66 Ghz

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UCS B200 M2

2xCPUs (as indicated below); 2x146GB HDD; 16GB RAM

Note: RAM is configurable. However, we recommend that you have at least 8GB on a blade.


Release 8.5 supports the following CPUs for Cisco UCS B200 M2 models:

  • X5680 3.33 GHz
  • X5670 2.93 GHz
  • X5650 2.66 GHz
  • E5640 2.66 Ghz

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MCS 7845-I3-RC2

Dual Intel E5540 2.53 GHz; 4x300 HDD, 8 GB RAM


HP equivalent: HP equivalent: 2 Quad-Core Intel 2.53 GHz E5540 Processor, 8GB RAM, 4x 300GB HDD

7947-62Y (worldwide reseller), 7947-AC1 (IBM direct US/CAN/LA), 7947-CTO (IBM direct EMEA/AP)

DL380-G6 Server, part number: AX693A

MCS 7845-I2-RC2 (end-of-sale 12/09)

IBM x3650 2x Xeon 5140 2.33GHz Dual-Core Processor, 4G RAM,4x 146GB HDD

Note: Supports a maximum of 250 sessions per server.

7979-AC1 (IBM direct US/CAN/LA), 7979-CTO (IBM direct EMEA/AP)

-

MCS 7845-H2-RC2 (end-of-sale 7/09)

HP equivalent: Dual Intel 5140 2.33GHz; 4x146GB HDD

-

DL380-G5 Server, part number: 470064-887

MCS 7835-I3-RC1

Single Intel 5504 Quad-core 2.00 GHz; 2x146 HDD, 4 GB RAM


HP equivalent: 1 Quad-Core Intel 2.00 GHz Intel Nehalem E5504 Processor, 4GB RAM, 2x 146GB Hard Drives

7947-22Y (worldwide reseller), 7947-AC1 (IBM direct US/CAN/LA), 7947-CTO (IBM direct EMEA/AP)

DL380-G6 Server, part number: AX690A

Cisco ASR 1000 router

For product information, see http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9343/index.html

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Note: The MCS 7835-I3 and 7845-I3 servers will require a firmware update before use. For more information, see the "Updating the Firmware on a Cisco MCS 7835-I3 or 7845-I3" section of the Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5.


For virtual machine requirements, see Virtual Machine Requirements.

For additional information about Cisco UCS specifications, see Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8.5 Hardware Specification for Cisco UCS Platforms.

Web Server Requirements

A Web Server is Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server software that is installed on a Cisco Media Convergence Server (MCS).


Notes:

  • A Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server is only required with MeetingPlace-scheduling deployments. It is optional for audio-only deployments. WebEx-scheduling deployments do not require a Web Server. For more information about deployment options, see Planning Your Deployment.


Operating System

Cisco MCS Version Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Windows OS Version

7845-I3-RC2

7845-I3-RC1

7835-I3-RC1

5.0.0.2 (MPWinOS_I3_5002.iso)

7845-I2-RC2

7835-I2-RC2

4.1.0.2 (MPWinOS_I2_4102.iso)

7845-H2-RC2

4.1.0.2 (MPWinOS_H2_4102.iso)



Notes:

  • MeetingPlace Windows OS DVD is shipped with the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server Release 8.5 software.
  • If you are reusing an MCS server, you will have to rebuild it first with the MeetingPlace Windows OS before installing the Web Server Release 8.5 software.
  • The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Windows operating system is provided by Cisco and is the only supported operating system on the Web Server. Customer-provided operating systems are not supported.


Hardware

Cisco MCS 7835/7845 or third-party equivalent as described in the following table.


Cisco MCS Version Description IBM Part Number HP Equivalent

MCS 7845-I3-RC1

Single Intel 5540 Quad-core 2.53 GHz, 4x146HDD, 6GB RAM


HP equivalent: 2 Quad-Core Intel 2.53 Ghz Intel Nehalem E5540 Processor, 8GB RAM, 4x 300GB HDD

7947-62Y (worldwide reseller), 7947-AC1 (IBM direct US/CAN/LA), 7947-CTO (IBM direct EMEA/AP)

-

MCS 7845-I3-RC2

Dual Intel E5540 2.53 GHz; 4x300 HDD, 8GB RAM


HP equivalent: 2 Quad-Core Intel 2.53 GHz E5540 Processor, 8GB RAM, 4x 300GB HDD

7947-62Y (worldwide reseller), 7947-AC1 (IBM direct US/CAN/LA), 7947-CTO (IBM direct EMEA/AP)

DL380-G6 Server, part number: AX693A

MCS 7845-I2-RC2 (end-of-sale 12/09)

IBM x3650 2x Xeon 5140 2.33GHz Dual-Core Processor, 4G RAM, 4x146GB HDD

7979-AC1 (IBM direct US/CAN/LA), 7979-CTO (IBM direct EMEA/AP)

-

MCS 7845-H2-RC2 (end-of-sale 7/09)

HP equivalent: Dual Intel 5140 2.33GHz; 4x146GB HDD

-

DL380-G5 Server, part number: 470064-887

MCS 7835-I3-RC1

Single Intel 5504 Quad-core 2.00 GHz; 2x146 HDD, 4 GB RAM


HP equivalent: 1 Quad-Core Intel 2.00 GHz Intel Nehalem E5504 Processor, 4GB RAM, 2x 146GB Hard Drives

7947-22Y (worldwide reseller), 7947-AC1 (IBM direct US/CAN/LA), 7947-CTO (IBM direct EMEA/AP)

DL380-G6 Server, part number: AX690A

-

MCS 7835-I2-RC2 (end-of-sale 12/09)

IBM x3650, Single Xeon 5140 2.33GHz Dual-Core Processor, 2G RAM, 2x146GB HDD, Requires +2GIG RAM (4 total)

7979-AC1 (IBM direct US/CAN/LA), 7979-CTO (IBM direct EMEA/AP)

-



Notes:

  • Cisco MCS 7845-I3-RC1 does not support the Application Server or Cisco WebEx Node for MCS because it is a single-processor configuration. Dual-processors are required for MCS 7845 models that are used for the Application Server/Cisco WebEx Node for MCS.
  • Cisco MCS 7835-I2-RC2 must have at least 4 GB of memory using the following memory module: MEM-7835-I2-2GB=

Networking Requirements

  • If you are migrating to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 from Release 8.0 and want to preserve recordings, you must configure the Web Server with two static IP addresses on the same subnet.
Two static IP addresses are not required for new installations of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5.
  • Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Servers must be connected to network switch ports that are configured for 100/1000 Mb full duplex.


Related Information


Segmented Meeting Access (SMA) Requirements

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace supports Segmented Meeting Access (SMA) deployments for external access.


Hardware

Two single Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Servers as described in the Web Server Requirements Hardware section:

  • One Web Server deployed inside the private corporate network functioning as internal Web Servers.
  • One Web Server deployed in a network segment, such as a DMZ, functioning as external Web Servers.


Software

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server Release 8.5

  • Installed on the internal web server with the "Internal (Full Access)" server location option.
  • Installed on the external web server with the "External (Limited Access)" server location option.


DNS Configuration

  • For segmented DNS, the same hostname must resolve to the internal Web Server on the internal DNS and resolve to the external Web Server on the external DNS.
  • The internal hostname and IP address is accessible only from the internal network.
  • The external hostname or IP address is accessible from both the internal network and the Internet.


Port Access

The following ports must be open between the DMZ and the internal network:

  • TCP ports 5003 and 5005 are open bidirectional between the Web Server and the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Servers (active server and standby server, if one exists).
  • If you configured your network for reverse connection, where your Web Servers are configured with a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace hostname instead of an IP address, the Application Server can initiate a reverse connection to the Web Server in the DMZ when port 5003 inbound is blocked.


The following ports are open inbound from the Internet to the DMZ:

  • TCP Port 80
  • TCP Port 443 (if SSL is implemented)

The following ports are open outbound from the Web Server to Cisco WebEx:

  • TCP Port 443


Synchronized Globally Unique Identifiers (GUIDs)

The database of the internal Web Server and the database of the external Web Server must contain identical GUIDs.


Related Information

  • For more information about SMA, see the Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 in the following location: [link]
  • For information on installing an SMA configuration, see the Installation, Upgrade, and Migration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 in the following location: [link]
  • For information on configuring your system for SMA, see the Configuration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 or the online Help in the administrator interface.

Cisco Unified IP Phone Requirements

See Audio Endpoint Compatibility.



Video Requirements

This release of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace supports the following video options:


Video Option Description Supported Deployments

WebEx webcam video

  • Cisco WebEx high-quality video supports webcam devices only and is mixed in the WebEx collaboration cloud via the WebEx client when users join a meeting
  • Optionally, Cisco Webex Node for ASR with Video SPA is deployed to mix high-quality video on-premises.
  • WebEx-scheduling
  • MeetingPlace-scheduling

MeetingPlace standards-based video

  • MeetingPlace video is standards-based video only (H.323/SIP/SCCP)
  • Displays the video conference on the video devices (not inside the video window of the web meeting room).
  • MeetingPlace standards-based video deployed on Express Media Server (EMS) will affect capacity based on the type of video used and bandwidth settings allowed to join. EMS video is “switched” video. It does not have transrating or transcoding capability.
  • Hardware Media Server (HMS) provides continuous presence and transrating and transcoding for standards-based video devices.
  • For the best user experience, EMS or HMS must be deployed regionally on all Conferencing nodes.
  • Audio-only
  • WebEx-scheduling
  • MeetingPlace-scheduling



Note: If you have a WebEx-scheduling or MeetingPlace-scheduling deployment, you must choose between the two video options. This release of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace does not support the use of both video options on the same system.

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