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Updated:January 8, 2009
Cisco Unified Communications Solutions unify voice, video, data, and mobile applications on fixed and mobile networks enabling easy collaboration every time from any workspace.
The Cisco MCS 7825-I4 Unified Communications Manager Appliance is an integral part of a complete, scalable architecture for a new generation of high-quality unified communications solutions that operate on enterprise data networks. A solution that is easy to deploy and highly cost-effective, this powerful platform delivers the high performance and availability that today's enterprise networks demand. The server appliance is preinstalled with an operating system and Cisco Unified Communications Manager application. Cisco Unified Communications Manager is fully operational upon startup, requiring entry of just a few configuration variables such as IP address and domain.
Features and Benefits
Ease of Installation
The Cisco MCS 7825-I4 Unified Communications Manager Appliance is a high availability appliance platform used for Cisco Unified Communications Solutions. An integral part of a complete, scalable architecture for a new generation of high-quality IP voice solutions that run on enterprise data networks, the Cisco MCS 7825-I4 is an easily deployed, cost-effective solution. At only 1 rack unit (1RU) high, the Cisco MCS 7825-I4 offers tremendous power in a low-profile chassis that minimizes rack space while providing drive redundancy for higher availability.
DAT Tape Drive Support
The Cisco MCS 7825-I4 can support a 36/72-GB universal-serial-bus (USB) external Digital Audio Tape (DAT) drive (part number DAT-USB-EXT-72=) or an optional 36/72-GB USB rack-mount DAT drive (part number DAT-USB-RM-72=). This tape drive connects through one of the USB 2.0 ports provided by the Cisco MCS 7825-I4 Unified Communications Manager Appliance and allows the system to back up the configuration database.
Table 1 lists the product configuration, and Table 2 gives specifications.
Table 1. Cisco MCS 7825-I4 Configuration
Product part number
Cisco Unified Communications Manager 7.1
Single Intel Dual Core Xeon E8400 3.0GHz 6M L2
2-GB (two 1-GB) PC2-5300 Error Checking and Correction (ECC) double data rate 2 (DDR2)
Two 250-GB Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 3.5-in. cold-swap drives
IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter (RSA) II Slimline supported, but not included.
Table 2. Product Specifications
Basic input/output system (BIOS) type
Memory interface mega transfers per second
PC2-5300 DDR2 synchronous dynamic RAM (SDRAM)
Total RAM slots
Hard disk bays
Hard disk revolutions per minute (rpm)
Hard disk I/O transfer rate
Hard disk interface type
Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)
Ethernet network interface card (NIC)
2 onboard Broadcom NetXtreme 10/100/1000
2 RJ-45 connectors on back of server
10BASE-T cable support
EIA Category 3, 4, or 5 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) (2 or 4 pair) up to 328 ft (100m)
100BASE-TX cable support
EIA Category 5 UTP (2 pair) up to 328 ft (100m)
1000BASE-T cable support
EIA Category 6 UTP (recommended), Category 5E UTP, 5 UTP (2 pair) up to 328 ft (100m)
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