Cisco Unified MeetingPlace, Release 6.x -- About the Cisco MCS
To ensure a consistent operating environment for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace integration applications, all new installations of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace integration software must be installed on a Cisco Media Convergence Server (MCS) 7835 or Cisco MCS 7845, a Microsoft Windows software-based server.
The Cisco MCS is not shipped with an installed operating system. A Cisco Systems version of Microsoft Windows 2000 Server is provided on a CD-ROM and shipped with applicable software applications that run on the Cisco MCS hardware.
This section contains the following information:
- Cisco MCS Requirements
- Installing the Cisco MCS Operating System
- Updating the Cisco MCS Operating System
Cisco MCS Requirements
The type of Cisco MCS and the number of MCSs you need depend on the following:
- The number of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web and audio conferencing user licenses in your organization.
- The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace integration applications that you will install.
For information on specific requirements, see the System Requirements.
Installing the Cisco MCS Operating System
Before you install any Cisco Unified MeetingPlace software on the Cisco MCS, install the operating system. Follow the procedure in Installing the Operating System on the Cisco Unified Communications Server (version 2003.1.1 or later), which is included with the operating system software. Although the document refers to Cisco Unified CallManager and other applications, it also applies to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace integration applications.
Caution! Do not install the Cisco MCS operating system on any hardware other than a Cisco MCS.
If your network operates reliably at 100 MBps, set the Cisco MCS Ethernet Interface for 100 MB Full Duplex. Otherwise, set the interface for Autonegotiate.
Updating the Cisco MCS Operating System
You must update the Cisco operating system only with upgrades and patches issued by Cisco.
Caution! Do not install operating system upgrades or patches on the Cisco MCS that were taken directly from Microsoft.
When changing the operating system from Windows 2000 to Windows 2003, you must do a new installation of Windows 2003. Cisco does not support upgrading the operating system from Windows 2000 to Windows 2003.