Cisco Unified MeetingPlace, Release 7.0 -- About Migration

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Because of the different system architectures between Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 7.0 and previous releases of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace, you cannot upgrade to this release of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace from a previous release. However, you can migrate to this release from a previous release. Migration preserves some of the existing customer and system data while installing a new system.


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About Migration Paths

We currently only support migrations from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.0 maintenance release 4 (MR4) and later to Release 7.0; therefore, if you are using an earlier version of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace, you must first upgrade to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.0 MR4 or later.


You can migrate to either Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 7.0.1 or Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 7.0.2 (also called Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 7.0 maintenance release 1).


Web Servers

You can either reuse an existing Cisco MCS for the Web Server or you can install a newer Cisco MCS. Click-to-attend (CTA) links can only be migrated if the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 7.0 Web Server has the same hostname as the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.0 Web Server.

Caution! If you choose to continue using the same hardware for your Web Server, make sure that it meets the minimum requirements for theCisco Unified MeetingPlace 7.0 Web Server.


For more information on supported Cisco MCS, see System Requirements and Compatibility Matrix for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 7.0 at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/products_device_support_tables_list.html

Audio and Application Servers

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.0 uses an Audio Server 8100 series. Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 7.0 no longer uses an Audio Server but instead uses an Application Server. The Application Server is installed on a Cisco MCS. This component must be installed new and cannot be upgraded from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.0. You can migrate data from the Audio Server to the Application Server.


Video Systems

If you currently use a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3545 Media Server for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.0, you can reuse the chassis and the Video Blade. Because of the different configurations, you cannot reuse any part of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3515 Media Server nor can you reuse the Audio Blade of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3545 Media Server.


You cannot reuse the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.0 video software or video configurations.


About Preserved and Lost Data


Preserved Data

The migration process preserves the following data:

  • Future meetings, including invited participants (except for video terminals)
  • All history of past meetings and meeting participants
  • Recorded user names
  • Recorded meetings (for both voice and web) and attachments (these can only be accessed from the web) for past and future meetings
  • Recurring meeting chains
  • Users and groups
  • Web customizations
  • Click-to-attend links in previous e-mail notifications (only if the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 7.0 Web Server has the same hostname as the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.0 Web Server)
  • Old Microsoft Outlook notifications
  • Old IBM Lotus Notes notifications
  • Old e-mail notifications


Lost Data

During the migration process, the following will be lost:

  • The ability to use most of your current hardware.
  • Video reservations, including any video terminals that were invited, for all meetings
  • Video terminal information. You must recreate all video terminal accounts after the migration.
  • High definition video capability
  • Meeting statistics and billing information
  • Meeting categories (user profiles and scheduled meetings that use custom categories will revert to using the standard meeting category)
  • System configuration
  • Team information (no concept of teams in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 7.0)
  • Audio customizations such as voice prompts and flex fields
  • Customizations for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace integrations (for example, Microsoft Outlook templates)



Setting Up a Trial System

If you are unsure if you want to migrate to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 7.0, you can first set up a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 7.0 trial system.


To set up a trial system, you will need new hardware. You can either temporarily install a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server or you can permanently install a new Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server to replace your older Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server.


With the trial system, you can import groups and profiles. However, you cannot import meetings, due to the risk of sending out conflicting or invalid notifications.


If you decide to convert your trial system to a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 7.0 production system, you must first clear out the trial data and then import the actual data from the older system.


Note: All recordings made between when you import the data to the trial system to when you import the data again before converting the trial system to production are lost.

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