Table of Contents
- New Hardware and Software Features
- Content Server Compatibility Matrix
- Limitations and Restrictions
- Open Caveats
- Resolved Caveats
- Upgrading the Content Server Software
- Documentation Updates
- Troubleshooting and Technical Support
- Related Documentation
- Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
Content Server Release 6.0.1 is a software maintenance release and includes one new feature: “Optimize for motion” check box in the web interface. See the Updates to the Administration and User Guide for more information.
To upgrade to Release 6.0.1, see Upgrading the Content Server Software.
- This release introduces the new third-generation Content Server hardware that runs Cisco Content Server Release 6.0 software. The third-generation Content Server hardware is based on the Cisco UCS C220 M3 server. For more information about the UCS C220 M3 hardware, see the Cisco TelePresence Content Server Release 6.0 Quick Start Guide and the Cisco UCS C220 Server Installation and Service Guide on Cisco.com.
- The Content Server Release 6.0 operating system software has upgraded from Microsoft Windows Server 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems Standard Edition. Windows Server 2008 is based on Windows NT 6.x and offers improvements in image-based installation, deployment and recovery, diagnostics, monitoring, event logging and reporting, and memory and file systems. For additional security capabilities, Windows Server 2008 Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol has been improved to version 1.2/2.0/3.0 compatibility (from TLS version 1.0 on Windows Server 2003).
- Beginning with Cisco Content Server Release 6.0, all Windows Server 2008 administration and configuration is accomplished by using Windows Remote Desktop Connection to access the Windows server administration interface.
- There are no new Content Server user interface commands, menus, or operational features in Release 6.0.
Table 1 lists Cisco Show and Share software versions that are compatible with Content Server software.
Table 2 lists the Cisco MXE 3500 software versions that are compatible with Content Server software.
- The third-generation Content Server ships with Cisco Content Server Release 6.0.x pre-installed. This software release supports only new installations on third-generation server hardware. You cannot install Release 6.0.x on older hardware or use it to migrate files from older hardware to the new server.
- Third-generation Content Servers in a cluster must all be the same hardware version. You cannot mix older (first- or second-generation) servers in a cluster with third-generation Content Servers.
- Multicast content delivery from Windows media services is not supported on Windows 2008 Standard Edition. The Content Server version 6.0.x built-in Windows Media server can only stream unicast live video. For multicast live-streaming via the built-in Windows Media server you need to use an additional external Windows Media server.
- The USB media kit is used only for a third-generation Content Server software reimage. You cannot use the USB drive to upgrade the software on first- or second-generation server hardware.
- The Content Server Release 6.0.x software has no partial restore or full restore functionality. To return a Content Server to the factory-default software, you can perform a software reimage. This procedure clears the server hard drive and then reinstalls the Content Server system software. See the “Maintaining the Content Server” chapter in the Cisco TelePresence Content Server Administration and User Guide for more information.
- The Content Server Release 6.0.x software currently does not offer a migration path from earlier software versions.
Table 3 lists the open caveats in Content Server Release 6.0.x.
When configuring LDAP servers in the Authentication section of the Site Settings page, the Content Server cannot accept the root of an Active Directory domain as the base DN. Instead, you must specify an object that resides inside the root. A common root-level object is ‘OU=users.’ If your users and groups are distributed between multiple root-level objects, specify each of them in separate LDAP servers.
Areas of green pixels might be displayed when starting playback and seeking in a Flash video streaming from a Wowza streaming server on some computers. The workaround is to update video drivers and/or turn off hardware acceleration. Visit the Adobe web site to view minimum hardware requirements for SD and HD video playback and video hardware acceleration support:
- You must have administrator privileges to perform a software upgrade.
- You should download Release 6.0.1 software from Cisco.com before you begin the upgrade procedure.
- A release key is not required for upgrading to Release 6.0.1.
- Release 6.0.1 software cannot be installed on first- or second-generation Content Server hardware. If you attempt to run the 6.0.1 installer it will fail.
Caution Content Server 6.0.x software is only available for third generation Content Server hardware.
- You can use the Content Server serial number to identify the server hardware version. In the web UI go to Management > Diagnostics > Server overview . You can also check the serial number label on the top right front of the Content Server. These are the device serial number formats:
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 for backing up and restoring the Content Server in the online help and in the Cisco TelePresence Content Server Administration and User Guide on Cisco.com.
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 components prior to upgrading, otherwise the upgrade may fail. These unsupported components 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.
Step 3 Verify the MD5 hash (checksum) of the installer by using the provided MD5 file. We recommend verifying that the installer is not corrupted due to file transfer, disk error, or tampering. You can use any MD5 program to verify the installer integrity.
- 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 displays a warning that in case of installation failure there may be no way to recover your data. You can cancel the installation, take a backup of your Content Server, and then run the installer again. You can also choose to ignore the warning and proceed with the installation, although this is not recommended.
- 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 displays a warning that this might cause your installation to fail. You can cancel the installation, stop the antivirus software, and then run the installer again. You can also choose to ignore the warning and proceed with the installation, although this is not recommended.
Caution You must not cancel or interrupt the upgrade process after the upgrade begins. If you want to revert to the previous version after completing the upgrade, follow the instructions in the Cisco TelePresence Content Server Administration and User Guide on Cisco.com.
- All references to Windows Server 2003 should now be Windows Server 2008.
- Specific configuration instructions for Windows Server 2003 are no longer valid. See the Cisco TelePresence Content Server Administration and User Guide for the Windows Server 2008 configuration information.
- References to accessing the Window Server interface by using the Content Server user interface are no longer valid. You can access the Windows Server interface only by using Windows Remote Desktop Connection.
- References to mixed hardware clusters are no longer valid. You cannot mix older first- and second-generation hardware in a third-generation Content Server cluster.
- References to specific browser support are no longer valid. See the Cisco TelePresence Content Server Administration and User Guide for the version 6.0 supported browsers.
- License, Copyright, and Trademark information is no longer valid. See the Open Source Used In Cisco TelePresence Content Server Release 6.0 for the product license information.
Cisco recommends registering your product at http://www.cisco.com/cisco/support/notifications.html 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 the Content Server, consult the online help for an explanation of how individual features and settings work. Also, see the Cisco TelePresence Content Server Administration and User Guide for this release on Cisco.com.
For information on obtaining documentation, using the Cisco Bug Search Tool (BST), submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html .
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