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== Version X8.1 ==
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== Version X8.1 and X8.2<br> ==
[[Legend for Cisco Collaboration Virtualization Support|Click here for a Legend]]  
[[Legend for Cisco Collaboration Virtualization Support|Click here for a Legend]]  
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! width="100" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" rowspan="3" | <center>'''[[Legend for Cisco Collaboration Virtualization Support|Component &amp; Capacity Point]]'''</center>  
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! width="50" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" rowspan="3" | <center>'''[[Legend for Cisco Collaboration Virtualization Support|Preloaded with]] [[Cisco Business Edition 6000|Business Edition]]?'''</center>  
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! style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" colspan="4" | <center>'''[[Legend for Cisco Collaboration Virtualization Support|VM Configuration Requirements]]'''<br>[http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/release.html?mdfid=283733603&flowid=22561&softwareid=280886992&release=X7.2&relind=AVAILABLE&rellifecycle=&reltype=latest '''click to download OVA file for this version (AES-encrypted)''']<br>[http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/release.html?mdfid=283733603&flowid=22561&softwareid=280886992&release=X7.2&relind=AVAILABLE&rellifecycle=&reltype=latest '''click to download OVA file for this version (non-AES)''']</center>  
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! style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" colspan="4" | <center>'''[[Legend for Cisco Collaboration Virtualization Support|VM Configuration Requirements]]'''<br>[http://software.cisco.com/portal/pub/download/portal/select.html?&mdfid=283733603&flowid=46003&softwareid=280886992 '''click to download OVA file for this version (AES-encrypted)''']<br></center>  
! style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" colspan="9" | <center>[[UC Virtualization Supported Hardware|Supported Hardware (Latest)]]</center>  
! style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" colspan="9" | <center>[[UC Virtualization Supported Hardware|Supported Hardware (Latest)]]</center>  
! style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" colspan="4" | <center>[[UC Virtualization Supported Hardware|Supported Hardware (Older)]]</center>
! style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" colspan="4" | <center>[[UC Virtualization Supported Hardware|Supported Hardware (Older)]]</center>
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*'''[[Unified Communications Virtualization Sizing Guidelines|Co-residency support]]''' = Full  
*'''[[Unified Communications Virtualization Sizing Guidelines|Co-residency support]]''' = Full  
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*'''[[Unified Communications VMware Requirements|Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi]]''' = 4.1, 5.0 U1, 5.1  
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*'''[[Unified Communications VMware Requirements|Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi]]''' =&nbsp;X8.1 supports 4.1, 5.0 U1, 5.1. X8.1.1 and later support 4.1, 5.0 U1, 5.1, 5.5.
*[[#IOPS_and_Storage_System_Performance_Requirements|Click for "IOPS"]]
*[[#IOPS_and_Storage_System_Performance_Requirements|Click for "IOPS"]]
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| Small VCS-C or VCS-E<br>[[#Notes_on_VCS_VM_configuration|See notes]]  
| Small VCS-C or VCS-E<br>[[#Notes_on_VCS_VM_configuration|See notes]]  
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| bgcolor="pink" align="center" | No
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| align="center" | 2<br>  
| align="center" | 2<br>  
| align="center" | 4 GB<br>  
| align="center" | 4 GB<br>  
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| Medium VCS-C or VCS-E<br>[[#Notes_on_VCS_VM_configuration|See notes]]  
| Medium VCS-C or VCS-E<br>[[#Notes_on_VCS_VM_configuration|See notes]]  
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| bgcolor="pink" align="center" | No
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| align="center" | 2<br>  
| align="center" | 2<br>  
| align="center" | 6 GB  
| align="center" | 6 GB  
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| Large VCS-C or VCS-E<br>[[#Notes_on_VCS_VM_configuration|See notes]]  
| Large VCS-C or VCS-E<br>[[#Notes_on_VCS_VM_configuration|See notes]]  
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| bgcolor="pink" align="center" | No<br>  
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| align="center" | <br>  
| align="center" | 8<br>  
| align="center" | 8<br>  
| align="center" | 8 GB<br>  
| align="center" | 8 GB<br>  
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! width="100" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" rowspan="3" | <center>'''[[Legend for Cisco Collaboration Virtualization Support|Component &amp; Capacity Point]]'''</center>  
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! width="50" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" rowspan="3" | <center>'''[[Legend for Cisco Collaboration Virtualization Support|Preloaded with]] [[Cisco Business Edition 6000|Business Edition]]?'''</center>  
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! width="50" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" rowspan="3" | <br>
! style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" colspan="4" | <center>'''[[Legend for Cisco Collaboration Virtualization Support|VM Configuration Requirements]]'''<br>[http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/release.html?mdfid=283733603&flowid=22561&softwareid=280886992&release=X7.2&relind=AVAILABLE&rellifecycle=&reltype=latest '''click to download OVA file for this version (AES-encrypted)''']<br>[http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/release.html?mdfid=283733603&flowid=22561&softwareid=280886992&release=X7.2&relind=AVAILABLE&rellifecycle=&reltype=latest '''click to download OVA file for this version (non-AES)''']</center>  
! style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" colspan="4" | <center>'''[[Legend for Cisco Collaboration Virtualization Support|VM Configuration Requirements]]'''<br>[http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/release.html?mdfid=283733603&flowid=22561&softwareid=280886992&release=X7.2&relind=AVAILABLE&rellifecycle=&reltype=latest '''click to download OVA file for this version (AES-encrypted)''']<br>[http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/release.html?mdfid=283733603&flowid=22561&softwareid=280886992&release=X7.2&relind=AVAILABLE&rellifecycle=&reltype=latest '''click to download OVA file for this version (non-AES)''']</center>  
! style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" colspan="9" | <center>[[UC Virtualization Supported Hardware|Supported Hardware (Latest)]]</center>  
! style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" colspan="9" | <center>[[UC Virtualization Supported Hardware|Supported Hardware (Latest)]]</center>  
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*'''[[Unified Communications Virtualization Sizing Guidelines|Co-residency support]]''' = Full  
*'''[[Unified Communications Virtualization Sizing Guidelines|Co-residency support]]''' = Full  
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*'''[[Unified Communications VMware Requirements|Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi]]''' = 4.1, 5.0 U1, 5.1  
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*'''[[Unified Communications VMware Requirements|Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi]]''' =&nbsp;X7.2.2 and earlier supports 4.1, 5.0 U1, 5.1. X7.2.3 supports 4.1, 5.0 U1, 5.1, 5.5.
*[[#IOPS_and_Storage_System_Performance_Requirements|Click for "IOPS"]]
*[[#IOPS_and_Storage_System_Performance_Requirements|Click for "IOPS"]]
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| VCS-C or VCS-E<br>[[#Notes_on_VCS_VM_configuration|See notes]]  
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| bgcolor="lawngreen" align="center" | Yes
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| 4GB or 6GB ([[#Notes_on_VCS_VM_configuration|See notes]])  
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! width="100" rowspan="3" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" | <center>'''[[Legend for Cisco Collaboration Virtualization Support|Component &amp; Capacity Point]]'''</center>  
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! width="50" rowspan="3" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" | <br>
! colspan="4" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" | <center>'''[[Legend for Cisco Collaboration Virtualization Support|VM Configuration Requirements]]'''<br>[http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/release.html?mdfid=283733603&flowid=22561&softwareid=280886992&release=X7.1&relind=AVAILABLE&rellifecycle=&reltype=latest '''click to download OVA file for this version (AES-encrypted)''']<br>[http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/release.html?mdfid=283733603&flowid=22561&softwareid=280886992&release=X7.1&relind=AVAILABLE&rellifecycle=&reltype=latest '''click to download OVA file for this version (non-AES)''']</center>  
! colspan="4" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" | <center>'''[[Legend for Cisco Collaboration Virtualization Support|VM Configuration Requirements]]'''<br>[http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/release.html?mdfid=283733603&flowid=22561&softwareid=280886992&release=X7.1&relind=AVAILABLE&rellifecycle=&reltype=latest '''click to download OVA file for this version (AES-encrypted)''']<br>[http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/release.html?mdfid=283733603&flowid=22561&softwareid=280886992&release=X7.1&relind=AVAILABLE&rellifecycle=&reltype=latest '''click to download OVA file for this version (non-AES)''']</center>  
! colspan="9" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" | <center>[[UC Virtualization Supported Hardware|Supported Hardware (Latest)]]</center>  
! colspan="9" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(229, 228, 226)" | <center>[[UC Virtualization Supported Hardware|Supported Hardware (Latest)]]</center>  
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== Notes on VCS VM configuration  ==
== Notes on VCS VM configuration  ==
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Cisco VCS on the Cisco Business Edition 6000 requires only 4GB memory.&nbsp; vDisk 1 = 4 GB, vDisk 2 = 128 GB.&nbsp; Large&nbsp;VM configuration requries 10Gb NIC.<br>  
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Cisco VCS on the Cisco Business Edition 6000 requires only 4GB memory.&nbsp; <br>
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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.  
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.  
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For more information, see [http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11337/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html Cisco VCS on Virtual Machine Installation Guide].  
For more information, see [http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11337/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html Cisco VCS on Virtual Machine Installation Guide].  
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Test results:  
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Contents

Version X8.1 and X8.2

Click here for a Legend

Component & Capacity Point

VM Configuration Requirements
click to download OVA file for this version (AES-encrypted)
Supported Hardware (Latest)
Supported Hardware (Older)
vCPU
vRAM
vDisk
vNIC
UCS Tested Reference Configurations
S is same as BE6000 MD
S+ is same as BE6000 HD
M includes BE7000
UCS or 3rd-party Specs-based on Intel Xeon
UCS Tested Reference Configurations
UCS or 3rd-party Specs-based on Intel Xeon

S
S+
M
L
XL
2XL
Full UC Perf. CPU
Restricted UC Perf. CPU
S
M
Full UC Perf. CPU
Restricted UC Perf. CPU
Small VCS-C or VCS-E
See notes

2
4 GB
Total 132 GB
3

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Medium VCS-C or VCS-E
See notes

2
6 GB

Total 132 GB

3
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 2.40+ GHz only No Yes Yes 2.40+ GHz only
Large VCS-C or VCS-E
See notes

8
8 GB
Total 132 GB
3 (10Gb)

No
No
No
No
No
No
3.20+ GHz only
No
No
No
3.20+ GHz only
No


Version X7.2

Click here for a Legend

Component & Capacity Point

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
S is same as BE6000 MD
S+ is same as BE6000 HD
M includes BE7000
UCS or 3rd-party Specs-based on Intel Xeon
UCS Tested Reference Configurations
UCS or 3rd-party Specs-based on Intel Xeon

S
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

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 Yes No Yes Yes Yes


Version X7.1

Click here for a Legend

Component & Capacity Point

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
S is same as BE6000 MD
S+ is same as BE6000 HD
M includes BE7000
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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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

2
4GB or 6GB (See notes)

Total 132 GB

1x 4 GB (vDisk 1)

1x128 GB 
(vDisk 2)

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Yes No
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. 


vDisk 1 = 4 GB, vDisk 2 = 128 GB. 


Large VM configuration requires 10Gb NIC and the host CPU must support the AES-NI instruction set (and it must not be masked by ESXi).


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 on Virtual Machine Installation 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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