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System requirements
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System requirements

Prerequisites

The only prerequisite to deploy "Jabber for Everyone" is that you must be a Cisco Unified Communications Manager customer.

Hardware and software requirements

This section describes the hardware and software requirements for the "Jabber for Everyone" offer.

Hardware requirements

The "Jabber for Everyone" offer supports Cisco-provided, third party compatible, or virtual hardware solutions. For more information about hardware requirements, see the appropriate compatibility information for Cisco Unified Presence and Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

Scale Requirements

For Cisco Unified Communications Manager nodes, adding users with the "Jabber for Everyone" offer should not impact the scalability for the core voice and video users.

For Cisco Unified Presence, mixing full UC mode users and users added with the "Jabber for Everyone" offer is supported on the same node, or cluster. The following formula shows how to determine how many users you can add to your deployment with the "Jabber for Everyone" offer:

Number of "Jabber for Everyone" users = (Number of full UC users/Maximum number of full UC users) x Maximum number of "Jabber for Everyone" users

For example, if you have 10,000 full UC users on a server that supports a maximum of 15,000 users (MCS-7845), then you are operating at 2/3 of the scale for UC, which means that 1/3 is available for "Jabber for Everyone" users. Cisco Unified Presence supports 25,000 users for IM-only mode, therefore, you can add 8,333 users (25,000 x 1/3) through "Jabber for Everyone". This amounts to a total of 18,333 users.

Software requirements

Cisco Unified Communications Manager

" Jabber for Everyone" is supported with the following releases of Cisco Unified Communications Manager:

  • Release 7.1(2)
  • Release 7.1(3)
  • Release 7.1(5)
  • Release 8.0(1)
  • Release 8.0(3)
  • Release 8.5(1)
  • Release 8.6(1)
  • Release 8.6(2)

Note


A Cisco Option Package (COP)1 file is required to support "Jabber for Everyone" on each of these releases. See the section "Deploy the Jabber for Everyone COP file" for more information.


Cisco Unified Presence


Note


"Jabber for Everyone" is supported with Cisco Unified Presence Release 8.6(4) and later.

If you do not currently have Cisco Unified Presence installed, you must order Cisco Unified Presence Release 8.6(4). See the "License Requirements" section for more information.

If you currently have Cisco Unified Presence Release 8.6(3) or earlier installed, you must upgrade to Cisco Unified Presence Release 8.6(4). You can acquire Cisco Unified Presence upgrade software as part of Cisco Unified Communications Manager Unified Communications Software Subscription (UCSS) in addition to UCSS for Cisco Unified Presence.

For information about how to upgrade to Cisco Unified Presence Release 8.6(4), see the Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unified Presence.

Cisco Jabber Client

See the relevant Cisco Jabber client documentation for software requirements.

Related References

License requirements

With the "Jabber for Everyone" offer, Jabber IM client applications and Cisco Unified Presence (on-premises2) licenses are available to Cisco Unified Communications Manager customers at no additional license cost.

Ordering options are available for existing User Connect Licensing (UCL) and Cisco Unified Workspace Licensing (CUWL) customers as follows:

  • Existing Unified CM UCL customers can order "Jabber for Everyone" to add IM to core Cisco IP Telephony users.
  • Existing Unified CM UCL customers can order "Jabber for Everyone" to provide IM to users that are not Unified CM users.
  • Existing CUWL customers can order "Jabber for Everyone" to provide IM to users that are not Unified CM users.

The following table describes the available SKUs.

Table 1 Available SKUs
Customer SKU
Unified UCL customer with Unified CM 7.1 to 8.6 Order new JABBER-ADDON-K9 within the UCL configuration (CUCM-USR-LIC).
If Cisco Unified Presence 8.6 is not already installed, order CUP-SERVER8.6-K9 to request Cisco Unified Presence 8.6.4 server software and node licenses, also available within CUCM-USR-LIC.
CUWL customer with Unified CM 7.1 to 8.6 Order new JABBER-ADDON-K9 standalone SKU (under the top-level JABBER-ADDON) to request the number of users.

If Cisco Unified Presence 8.6 is not already installed, order CUP-SERVER8.6-K9 to request Cisco Unified Presence 8.6.4 server software and node licenses, also available within CUCM-USR-LIC.

If Cisco Unified Presence is already installed, you must upgrade to Cisco Unified Presence Release 8.6(4). Upgrade software is available as part of UCSS associated with either Unified CM or Cisco Unified Presence.

1 A COP file is a patch file that applies changes to the active software version.
2 This offer is not available to HCS customers.