Installation Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x
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Preface

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Preface


Preface


This preface contains the following sections:

Purpose

Audience

Naming Conventions

Documentation Conventions

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Documentation

New Feature and Enhancement Information

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Purpose

This guide describes how to plan the installation and configuration of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system, including the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server system and additional Cisco Unified MeetingPlace software options (integration applications). It offers choices and recommendations to ensure that you make the right decisions for your organization.

Before you install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system, fill out the worksheets in this guide with a certified installation partner or a Cisco Advanced Services representative. Because the system supports both your voice and data networks, successful installation requires assistance or information from multiple parties in your organization. Following the steps in this guide can streamline the installation process.

As you read this guide, make a list of questions to ask your installation partner at or before the preinstallation meeting. After your questions have been answered, complete the planning activities. Keep this guide handy during installation and rollout to anticipate the next step in the process.

This guide does not describe how to install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106 or 8112 hardware or to configure the servers. It does not describe how to install, configure or use hardware or software for other Cisco Unified MeetingPlace components. For descriptions of content in other documentation, refer to the Documentation Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/products_documentation_roadmaps_list.html.

Audience

This guide is for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace installers and system administrators. It assumes the following:

You have a thorough understanding of voice and data terminology and concepts.

You are familiar with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace, and networking concepts.

Naming Conventions

Previous releases of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server were called "MeetingPlace Server" or "MeetingServer." In this guide, "Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server" and "Audio Server" refer to all releases past and present.

Table 1 describes terms used throughout the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace set of documents.

Table 1 Product Naming Conventions 

Term
Definition
Referred to in This Document As

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series server

Includes Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106 and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112 servers.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106 server

Hardware on which Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server software runs.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112 server

Hardware on which Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server software runs.

(This server was called M3 in Releases 5.2 and earlier.)

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server

Software that runs on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series server.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server system

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106 or Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112 running Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server system

or

Audio Server system

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace MeetingNotes

A Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server feature by which users record meetings and listen to meeting recordings.

MeetingNotes

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace MeetingTime

Windows desktop software through which system administrators can access and configure Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server.

MeetingTime

Cisco MCS Unified CallManager Appliance

Hardware on which Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications are installed.

Cisco MCS

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing server

A Cisco MCS installed with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing.

web server

All references to a "web server" in this guide refer to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing server.


Table 2 describes the country conventions used throughout this guide.

Table 2 Country Conventions 

Convention
Represents

European Union

Specific information for European Union countries

Hong Kong

Specific information for Hong Kong

India

Specific information for India

Japan

Specific information for Japan

Singapore

Specific information for Singapore

U.S. and Canada

Specific information for the United States and Canada

U.K.

Specific information for the United Kingdom countries


Documentation Conventions

Table 3 Conventions for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Documentation 

Convention
Description

boldfaced text

Used for:

Commands that you must enter exactly as shown.

Key and button names.

Information that you enter.

italicized text

Used for arguments for which you supply values.

[   ]

(square brackets)

Used for elements that are optional.

text in Courier font

Used for information that appears on the screen.

^

(caret)

Used to indicate use of the Control key. (For example, ^D means press the Control and D keys simultaneously.)

<   >

(angle brackets)

Used for nonprinting characters, such as passwords.


Cisco Unified MeetingPlace documentation also uses the following conventions:


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the document.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Documentation

For descriptions and locations of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace documentation on Cisco.com, see the Documentation Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace. The document is shipped with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace and is available at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/products_documentation_roadmaps_list.html.

New Feature and Enhancement Information

For information on new and changed functionality in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace components, refer to the applicable component release notes at Http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_release_notes_list.html.

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html