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Cisco TelePresence Content Server Release 5.1 Release Notes
These release notes describe the changes and improvements included in the Cisco TelePresence Content Server (Content Server) software version 5.1.
Changes and Improvements in 5.1
Create recording Page
The Create recording page has been simplified by collapsing the Recording information, Recording permissions, and Play recording on endpoints sections. Configurations in those sections can be accessed by expanding the Full recording information and permissions link.
The Create recording page now allows Creators to enter the dial number or address of an endpoint or system to make a recording. The Creator's personal recording alias will be set as the default recording alias. If a Creator has no personal recording alias, the default system alias will be displayed as the default recording alias on the Create recording page.
Personal recording aliases owned by a Creator are now listed on My Recordings> Create recording options page.
In outgoing calls from the Content Server to far end devices (endpoints or MCUs), the Content Server will now offer BFCP over UDP only.
No changes to incoming calls—the Content Server will continue to offer BFCP over UDP or TCP, as signaled by the far end device.
The following issues were found in previous releases and were resolved in 5.1.
Localization and Internationalization
The following issues currently apply to this version of Content Server.
Upgrading to 5.1
Prerequisites and Software Dependencies
The 5.1 installer will upgrade your Content Server from 5.0 version only. If your Content Server is at an earlier version, you will need to upgrade to 5.0 first before running the 5.1 installer.
A release key is not required for upgrading to 5.1.
Caution You must back up your Content Server and turn off anti-virus applications before upgrading. You will need a full backup for restoring to the previous version or in the unlikely event of an upgrade failure. Follow the instructions on backing up and restoring the Content Server in the online help.
Caution If you have installed the Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or any of its components (which is NOT supported for the Cisco TelePresence Content Server), you must remove the following components prior to upgrading, otherwise the upgrade may fail.
Unsupported components which MUST be removed prior to upgrading:
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services 9.0 OLE DB Provider, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Command Line Query Utility, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Viewer Controls, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Management Objects Collection, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Notification Services Client Components, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Advisor, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007.
The approximate duration of an upgrade is 10-20 minutes.
To upgrade your Content Server to 5.1, do the following:
Step 1 Log in to the Content Server using Windows Remote Desktop Connection or through local console.
Step 2 Transfer the installer and the MD5 file that you downloaded to the Content Server (do not run the installer from a mapped or network drive).
Step 3 Verify the MD5 hash (checksum) of the installer using the provided MD5 file. Cisco recommends that you verify that the installer has not become corrupted as a result of file transfer, disk error or tampering. Any MD5 program can be used for verifying the installer integrity using the provided MD5 file. You need to follow instructions for the MD5 program you are using.
Step 4 If the installer passed the MD5 verification, run the installer by double-clicking on it.
Step 5 Click Next when the Next button is available and Install Shield Wizard is ready to begin installation.
Step 6 At the Content Server prerequisites prompt you need to select the backup option that applies to your Content Server:
•If you select The Content Server is backed up, click Next to proceed with the installation.
•If you select The Content Server is not backed up, clicking Next will display a warning that in case of installation failure there may be no way to recover your data. You may cancel the installation at this point, take a backup of your Content Server and then run the installer again. You may also choose to ignore the warning and proceed with the installation, although this is not recommended.
Step 7 At the second Content Server prerequisites prompt you need to select the antivirus option that applies to your Content Server:
•If you select There is no antivirus software installed, or The antivirus software is stopped, click Next to proceed with the installation.
•If you select The antivirus software is still running, clicking Next will display a warning that this might cause your installation to fail. You may cancel the installation at this point, stop the antivirus software and then run the installer again. You may also choose to ignore the warning and proceed with the installation, although this is not recommended.
Step 8 At the Are you sure you wish to continue? prompt, click Yes if you wish to proceed with the upgrade, or No if you want to cancel the upgrade.
Caution You must not cancel or interrupt the upgrade process after this point. If you want to revert to the previous version after completing the upgrade to 5.1, you will need to follow the instructions for restoring from backup available in online help.
Step 9 After the installer has configured the Content Server, it will display a message that the upgrade has completed successfully. The installation logs are available in the following locations: E:\logs\Install and E:\logs\SetupUtility.
Checking for Updates and Getting Help
Cisco recommends registering your product at http://www.tandberg.com/services/video-conferencing-product-registration.jsp in order to receive notifications about the latest software and security updates. New feature and maintenance releases are published regularly, and we recommend that your Content Server software is always kept up to date.
If you experience any problems when configuring or using your Cisco TelePresence Content Server, consult the online help (available within the UI) for an explanation of how its individual features and settings work. If you cannot find the answer you need, check on the web site at http://www.tandberg.com/support to make sure that your product is running the most up-to-date software and for further relevant documentation.
You or your reseller can get help from our support team by raising a case at http://www.tandberg.com/support/video-conferencing-online-support.jsp. Make sure you have the following information ready:
•The serial number and product model number of the unit
•The software build number which can be found on the product user interface
•Your contact email address or telephone number
For more information about the Cisco TelePresence Content Server, see these documents:
•Cisco TelePresence Content Server Release 5.1 Administration and User Guide
•Configuring the Cisco TelePresence Content Server for Streaming from a QuickTime Media Server
•Configuring the Cisco TelePresence Content Server for Streaming Flash from a Wowza Media Server
•Cisco TCS Integration to Cisco Show and Share for Live WMV Streaming
•Cisco TelePresence Content Server API Guide
•Video on Demand Integration for Cisco TCS to Cisco Show and Share
All documents are located here:
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