Virtualization for Unified CCX
|Note:||The information for Unified IP-IVR is the same as Unified CCX.|
Updates to this Page
The following is a list of significant updates to this page:
|January 2011||Updated the Unified CCX-Specific Information for OVA Templates section.|
|December 2010||Virtualization support for Release 8.5(1). Updated the Unified CCX-Specific Information for OVA Templates section.|
|April 2010||Virtualization support for Release 8.0(2).|
Information for Partners about Unified CCX Deployments
Unified CCX, Release 8.5(1)
The following table displays virtualization support details for Unified CCX, Release 8.5 in terms of VM profiles, the UCS servers and the deployment models. The deployment models supported are:
- Standalone where Unified CCX is the only VM instance running on the server
- Co-residency where one Unified CCX VM instance is deployed with other UC VM instances on the server
- Multiple Unified CCX VM instances on the server
Unified CCX-Specific Details for VMWare Requirements
Virtual Machine(VM)-Specific Unified CCX Hardware Requirements
The following Unified Communications System Hardware are the newly added servers for Unified CCX 8.5(1):
- Unified Computing System B200 M2 Blade Server (UCS-B200M2-VCS1)
- Unified Computing System C200 M2 Server (UCS-C200M2-VCD1)
- Unified Computing System C210 M2 Server (UCS-C200M2-VCD2)
See Unified Computing System Hardware for detailed information on these hardware models.
VM-Specific Unified CCX Software Requirements
Coresidence Setup Guidelines for Unified CCX 8.5(1)
In Unified Computing System C200 series servers, you can set maximum of two more Unified Communications VMs+ apart from the VM running Unified CCX 8.5(1).
In Unified Computing System C210 series servers, you can set maximum of three more Unified Communications VMs+ apart from the VM running Unified CCX 8.5(1).
Note: "+" indicates other Cisco Unified Communications Products such as Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unity Connection, Cisco Unified Personal Communicator, and Unified Presence.
Unified CCX-Specific Information for OVA Templates
Click here to download the latest Cisco Unified CCX 8.5(1) software.
Unified CCX-Specific Information for Sizing Guidelines
See "Cisco Unified Contact Center Express" section in Unified Communications Virtualization Downloads (including OVA/OVF Templates) for detailed information on Sizing Guidelines.
UCS Network Configuration
See Datasheet for Cisco Unified Contact Center Express 8.5 for detailed information on performance requirements.
Unified CCX-Specific VM Installation Information
Migrating to Unified CCX Release 8.5(1) from Physical to Virtual Server
To migrate to Unified CCX Release 8.5(1) from a physical server to a virtual server, follow the steps in the table below.
|Perform a complete backup of Unified CCX 8.5(1) on bare metal server and store the backup TAR file at a safe SFTP network location. Shutdown the server.||Refer to the Managing Backup Devices section in the Disaster Recovery System Administration Guide for Cisco Unified CCX and Cisco Unified IP IVR.|
|Install ESXi 4.0 on any one of the Unified CCX Supported Hardware for Virtualization as mentioned above.||Refer to the VMware documentation to install VMware ESXi 4.0.|
|Deploy VMs from the templates mentioned above.||Refer to the Readme with the Unified CCX virtual machine template.|
|Perform fresh installation of Unified CCX 8.5(1) on the VM with the same network and platform settings of the baremetal server.||Refer to the Installation Guide for Cisco Unified CCX and Cisco Unified IP IVR.|
|Log in to the Disaster Recovery System with Platform Administrator credentials and perform the restore using the backup TAR archived in the first task.||Refer to the Restore Scenarios section in the Disaster Recovery System Administration Guide for Cisco Unified CCX and Cisco Unified IP IVR.|
Supported Unified CCX Virtualization Upgrade Paths from Unified CCX 8.0(2) to Unified CCX 8.5(1)
Upgrade paths from 8.0(2) to 8.5(1) is supported only on UCS B200-M1 and UCS C210-M2 servers.
Note: If you have installed Unified CCX 8.0(2) on a C210-M1 server and want to upgrade to Unified CCX 8.5(1), then follow the procedure mentioned below:
- Take backup of the existing Unified CCX server and shutdown the server
- Procure an UCS C210-M2 server
- Install the same version of Unified CCX 8.0(2), which was installed previously
- Restore the backup data, and
- Perform a Software Upgrade to Unified CCX 8.5(1)
Refer to the Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unified CCX and Cisco Unified IP IVR.
Virtualization Support for Cisco Unified Workforce Optimization (WFO) in Unified CCX 8.5
Cisco WorkForce Management (WFM) and Compliance Recording (CR)/ Quality Manager (QM)/ Advanced Quality Managers (AQM) in Unified CCX 8.5 will be certified to run on the Cisco UCS C210M1 or M2 platform, either as a standalone or in a coresidence configuration.
The following combination of VMs are supported for Cisco Unified Workforce Optimization (WFO) in a cores deployment of Unified CCX 8.5:
- Unified CCX and Compliance Recording (CR)/ Quality Manager (QM)/ Advanced Quality Managers (AQM)
- Unified CCX and Cisco WorkForce Management (WFM)
- QM and WFM
- Unified CCX, QM, and WFM