Virtualization for Cisco TelePresence Video Communications Server

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Contents

Version X7.2

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Component & Capacity Point
Use with BE 6000?
VM Configuration Requirements
click to download OVA file for this version (AES-encrypted)
click to download OVA file for this version (non-AES)
Supported Hardware (Latest)
Supported Hardware (Older)
vCPU
vRAM
vDisk
vNIC
UCS Tested Reference Configurations
UCS or 3rd-party Specs-based on Intel Xeon
UCS Tested Reference Configurations
UCS or 3rd-party Specs-based on Intel Xeon

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L
XL
2XL
Full UC Perf. CPU
Restricted UC Perf. CPU
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Full UC Perf. CPU
Restricted UC Perf. CPU
VCS-C or VCS-E
See notes
VCS-C with UCS C220 M3 only 2
4GB or 6GB (See notes)

Total 132 GB

1x 4 GB (vDisk 1)

1x128 GB 
(vDisk 2)

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Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes


Version X7.1

Click here for a Legend

Component & Capacity Point
Use with BE 6000?
VM Configuration Requirements
click to download OVA file for this version (AES-encrypted)
click to download OVA file for this version (non-AES)
Supported Hardware (Latest)
Supported Hardware (Older)
vCPU
vRAM
vDisk
vNIC
UCS Tested Reference Configurations
UCS or 3rd-party Specs-based on Intel Xeon
UCS Tested Reference Configurations
UCS or 3rd-party Specs-based on Intel Xeon

S

M
L
XL
2XL
Full UC Perf. CPU
Restricted UC Perf. CPU
S
M
Full UC Perf. CPU
Restricted UC Perf. CPU
VCS-C or VCS-E
See notes
VCS-C with UCS C220 M3 only 2
4GB or 6GB (See notes)

Total 132 GB

1x 4 GB (vDisk 1)

1x128 GB 
(vDisk 2)

3
Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes


Notes on VCS VM configuration

Cisco VCS on the Cisco Business Edition 6000 requires only 4GB memory.

Testing was performed on a Cisco UCS C220 M3S platform. Based on evidence from this testing we do not expect there to be any issues with other supported hardware options.

For more information, see Cisco VCS Virtual Machine Deployment Guide.


IOPS and Storage System Performance Requirements

This section provides the IOPS data for a Cisco VCS system under load.

Test specifications:

  • Four individual Cisco VCS VMs running X7.2
  • Single C220 M3 TRC running ESXi 5.0.0 (update 1)
  • Processor supporting AESNI feature
  • 6GB of RAM per VM
  • 132GB disk space per VM (for a 4GB virtual disk 1 and a 128GB virtual disk 2)
  • R2XX-LBBU (Raid disk battery backup to enable cache)
  • Four hard disks (450GB SAS 15K RPM 3.5in HDD/hot plug/C200 drive sled)
  • PCI card Intel Quad port GbE Controller (E1G44ETG1P20)

Test results:

Activity
Average IOPS
Average r/w latency
Peak read latency
Peak write latency
Performance test*
5
0.5ms
15ms
2ms
Software upgrade
35
5ms
300ms
160ms
Core dump
40
10ms
100ms
10ms
Burnin test suite
35
50ms
400ms
60ms

* Performance test comprised 100 simultaneous interworked and encrypted calls at 768kbp/s

Note that Cisco VCS software X7.2 and later takes advantage of AES acceleration on Intel Advanced Encryption Standard New Instruction set available on the Cisco C2xx family of servers. This provides enhanced performance for encrypted calls.

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