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Table Of Contents

System Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x

Third-Party Software Policy

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 6.x

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services when installed with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x

Directory Services Requirements

Cisco MCS Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services

Cisco MCS 7835

Cisco MCS 7845

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace H.323/SIP IP Gateway when installed with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace H.323/SIP IP Gateway Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Requirements

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Requirements

End Point Requirements

Network Requirements

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes Release 6.x

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes Requirements

WebConnect Requirements

End-User Requirements

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Jabber Release 6.x

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Jabber Requirements

End-User Requirements

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Network Backup Gateway when installed with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Office Communicator Release 6.x

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Office Communicator Requirements

End-User Requirements

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook Release 6.x

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook Requirements

Capacity Information

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Phone View

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway Release 6.x

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration when installed with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration Requirements

Video Administration for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Requirements

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x

Hardware Requirements

Web Server Requirements

Web Server Capacities

Audio Server Requirements

Networking Requirements

Software Requirements

Web Server Software Requirements

Integration Requirements: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server

Integration Requirements: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook

Integration Requirements: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway

Integration Requirements: Jabber Server

(Optional) Integration Requirements: Third Party Audio Conversion and Playback

(Optional) WebEx Requirements

Load Balancing Requirements

Segmented Meeting Access Requirements

WebConnect Requirements

End-User Requirements

Client Requirements: Microsoft Windows

Client Requirements: Apple Mac

Client Requirements: Sun Solaris

Client Requirements: RedHat Linux

Upgrade Requirements

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


System Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x


Revised: August 17, 2011 11:44 am, OL-13432-02

This document lists requirements and other necessary information for installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x components. Each of the following sections contains information for the specific Cisco Unified MeetingPlace component:

Third-Party Software Policy

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 6.x

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services when installed with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace H.323/SIP IP Gateway when installed with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes Release 6.x

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Jabber Release 6.x

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Network Backup Gateway when installed with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Office Communicator Release 6.x

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook Release 6.x

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Phone View

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway Release 6.x

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration when installed with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x

For information about the compatibility of Audio Server Release 6.x with other Cisco Unified MeetingPlace components, refer to Compatibility Matrix: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Components at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/products_device_support_tables_list.html.

Third-Party Software Policy

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace is extensively tested in its supported hardware and software environment. Diverging from the supported hardware and software environment by adding third-party components may negatively impact Cisco Unified MeetingPlace functionality and may impose limitations to your Cisco support.

Cisco qualifies a fixed set of required third-party software, including remote-access and antivirus. This set is documented in the System Requirements document for each release. Any third-party components that are not explicitly listed in the System Requirements documentation are not supported.

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 6.x

For a new Release 6.x system, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server software is installed in manufacturing, so you do not need to install Audio Server software.

For upgrades, if you have the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server hardware and are using Audio Server Release 5.3 or 5.4 software, you must upgrade the software to Audio Server Release 6.x yourself. (A Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server system running Release 5.2 cannot upgrade directly to Release 6.x. You must first upgrade to Release 5.4, then upgrade to Release 6.x.)

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server system requires a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series server.

For environmental requirements and hardware specifications for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series server, see the "Preparing to Install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 Series Server" chapter of the Installation and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 6.x at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_installation_guides_list.html.

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server must be connected to a network switch port that is configured for auto-negotiate. Cisco Unified MeetingPlace gateways must be connected to network switch ports that are configured for 100/1000 MB full duplex.

If the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server is configured to use Cisco Unified Communications Manager in conjunction with a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace H.323/SIP IP Gateway, and if the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace H.323/SIP Gateway resides on a server with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing, and if the network interface card (NIC) on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace H.323/SIP IP Gateway is configured with more than one IP address, or there is more than one NIC, then you must do the following: In Cisco Unified Communications Manager, configure an H.323 Gateway to each NIC interface. Otherwise, outdials from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web interface may fail.

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services when installed with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x

Directory Services Requirements

Cisco MCS Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services

Directory Services Requirements

Table 1 Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4 when used with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 6.x 

Component
Requirement

New installation of Directory Services Release 5.4

Hardware

You must install Directory Services on a Cisco Media Convergence Server (MCS) or the exact HP or IBM equivalent.

Note You can install Directory Services on a Cisco MCS 7835 or Cisco MCS 7845 with other Cisco Unified MeetingPlace integration applications. For more information, see the "Compatibility Information" section in the applicable version of Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_release_notes_list.html.

Operating System

Cisco MCS OS 2003.1.1 or later.

Version utility

Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE)1.4.2_05

Software

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4.

Upgrade installation of Directory Services Release 5.4

Hardware

You must be using either a supported Cisco MCS server or the exact HP or IBM equivalent.

Note If you do are not using a supported Cisco MCS or a legacy HP or IBM equivalent, you must install Release 5.4 as a new installation on a supported Cisco MCS. For information on Cisco MCS specifications, go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/index.html.

Operating System

Cisco MCS OS 2003.1.1 or later.

Software

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4.

Note For additional information about upgrading to Directory Services 5.4, refer to the "Upgrading to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services" chapter of the Administration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services, Release 5.4.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 6.x.

Directory servers

You must have one of the following directory servers to use Directory Services Release 5.4:

Microsoft Active Directory 2000

Microsoft Active Directory 2003

Netscape Directory Server Version 4.x

iPlanet Directory Server Version 5.x

SunONE Directory Server Version 5.x

Sun Solaris Version 5.2

Cisco CallManager Release 3.3.x

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 4.0(x)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 4.1(x)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 4.2(x)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 5.0(x)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 6.x

Cisco MCS Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services

For more information about Cisco MCS specifications, go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/index.html.

This section contains the following information:

Cisco MCS 7835

Cisco MCS 7845

Cisco MCS 7835

For systems with up to 480 voice user licenses.

Cisco MCS 7845

For systems with more than 480 voice user licenses.

When you install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4, the following restrictions apply:

If the number of records that you expect to synchronize by using Directory Services Release 5.4 exceeds 10,000, then you must install Directory Services Release 5.4 on a dedicated Cisco MCS server with hardware specifications that meet or exceed a Cisco MCS 7835.

You must make a reasonable estimate of the number of records that you expect to synchronize by using Directory Services 5.4. The number of entries that you synchronize depends on your corporate directory size, as well as the filtering and synchronization rules that you configure in Directory Services Release 5.4.


Note 10,000 records is an approximate count; use a dedicated server for Directory Services Release 5.4 if you expect Directory Services Release 5.4 to synchronize approximately 10,000 records or more.

When you install Directory Services Release 5.4 with other Cisco Unified MeetingPlace integration applications, the following restrictions apply:

When the number of voice user licenses is fewer than or equal to 480, the minimum supported hardware for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications is a Cisco MCS 7835.

When the number of voice user licenses is more than 480, the minimum supported hardware for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications is a Cisco MCS 7845.


Note To determine whether there are additional restrictions for installing Directory Services Release 5.4 with a specific Cisco Unified MeetingPlace integration application, see the applicable section in this document.

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace H.323/SIP IP Gateway when installed with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace H.323/SIP IP Gateway Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Requirements

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Requirements

End Point Requirements

Network Requirements

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace H.323/SIP IP Gateway Requirements

One primary IP address for communication with the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server.

A compatible version of H.323/SIP IP Gateway Release 5.3(x). Refer to Compatibility Matrix: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Components at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/products_device_support_tables_list.html.

Hardware Requirements

One of the following Cisco MCS 7800 series servers with the Cisco Systems version of the Microsoft Windows 2003 server operating system installed:

Cisco MCS 7835

Cisco MCS 7845

The H.323/SIP IP Gateway can be installed on a server with other Cisco Unified MeetingPlace components. However, we recommend that you install the H.323/SIP IP Gateway on a dedicated server for installations larger than 96 ports.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Requirements

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series server with a compatible version of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server. Refer to Compatibility Matrix: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Components at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/products_device_support_tables_list.html.

You must configure the Multi Access (MA) Blade for IP.

There must be one primary IP address for communication with the H.323/SIP IP Gateway server and other gateways and clients.

You must assign one additional IP address for every 240 IP user licenses.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Requirements

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 3.22 or later must be installed and configured to work with your network.

End Point Requirements

Cisco Unified IP Phone configured to work with one of the following applications:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 3.22 or later

Cisco SIP Proxy Server Release 1.0 or later

H.323 end points

PSTN phone connected to a configured voice gateway

Network Requirements

For the H.323/SIP IP Gateway server to communicate with the Audio Server, confirm that your network meets the following requirements:

The Audio Server and the H.323/SIP IP Gateway server must be located on the same subnet.

The H.323/SIP IP Gateway server must be inside the corporate firewall and must be able to access the softswitch (for example, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, H.323 gatekeeper, or Cisco SIP Proxy Server) by using H.323 or SIP.

The H.323/SIP IP Gateway server must be able to open a TCP connection on port 5003 when connecting to an Audio Server.

The secondary Ethernet connections—those that are connected to the MA Blade and not the second Ethernet port on the CPU card—on the Audio Server must be connected to the same subnet as the corporate network to which your Cisco Unified IP Phone is connected.

The Ethernet switch port or any other network devices to which the MA Blade connects directly must be set to fixed 100Base-TX full duplex; if not, you may experience decreased voice quality.

If G.711 codec is configured, a dedicated 100 Mbps subnet is required for each MA-16 connection; if not, the voice quality may be degraded.

From the H.323/SIP IP Gateway server standpoint, the IP address of the Audio Server must not be translated by using a Network Address Translation (NAT) routing scheme.

Connectivity between the H.323/SIP IP Gateway server and the Audio Server must be high quality and not subject to interruptions because of traffic congestion. Any time the round-trip latency exceeds 100 milliseconds or there is more than 1-percent packet loss, expect a noticeable reduction in service quality.

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes Release 6.x

New installations of Release 6.x require a Cisco MCS dedicated to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications. Hardware configuration is based on the number of voice and web-conferencing user licenses (ports) on your system.

When reviewing this section, note the following considerations:

You must have installed Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x on the machine before installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes Release 6.x.

You must install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes Release 6.x in the same directory as Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing. (For example, if you install Web Conferencing in C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems, also install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes in the Cisco Systems directory.)

This section contains the following information:

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes Requirements

WebConnect Requirements

End-User Requirements

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes Requirements

Table 2 Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes Release 6.x 

Component
Requirement

Integration server machine

(This is the same machine on which you installed Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x.)

Hardware

A Cisco MCS, or the exact equivalent from HP or IBM, that is dedicated to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications. The number of MCSs that you require depends on the number of voice and web conferencing user licenses (ports) on your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system.

Note For information about the Cisco MCS, go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/index.html.

For information about server capacity, see Table 13.

Operating System

Cisco MCS OS 2003.1.1 or later.

Software

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x installed and running.

(Release 6.x supports the Web Conferencing version 4.2.7, 4.3, 5.3, and 5.4 click-to-attend links.)

IBM Lotus Notes client version 6.03, 6.04, 6.05, 6.52, 6.53, 6.54, 6.55, or 7.01.

Other

Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) version 6.0.

Microsoft IIS 6.0 is installed and configured on the Cisco MCS when the operating system is installed.

IBM Lotus Notes template 6.03, 6.04, 6.05, 6.52, 6.53, 6.54, 6.55, or 7.01.

Lotus Domino server

Domino version 6.0x, 6.5x, or 7.0x.

Note Domino server and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes Release 6.x must reside on separate machines. Domino must run on a Windows machine.

Audio Server

Hardware

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112 server or Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106 server.

Software

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 6.x.

Other

Access ports (voice).

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace WebPublisher Option Key.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Data Conferencing Option Key (required for application sharing and presentations).

Cisco MeetingNotes Data Option Key (required for presentations and attachments).

Cisco MeetingNotes Voice Option Key (required for meeting recordings).

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration Option Key (required for video conferencing).


WebConnect Requirements

WebConnect provides seamless integration between multiple internal and external web-conferencing servers through a single URL.

For additional system requirements, see the "Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x" section.

End-User Requirements

Release 6.x is compatible with third-party environments as indicated in Table 5. Service packs (SPs) listed are required minimums; service packs later than the ones listed are assumed to work unless documented otherwise.

Table 3 End-User Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes Release 6.x 

Operating System
Requirements

Windows

Windows ME, Windows Vista, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server Edition (SP 2), Windows 2000 Advanced Server Edition (SP 2), or Windows XP operating system.

For Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes Release 6.x: Templates 6.0.4, 6.0.5, 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, 6.5.5, 7.0.1, and 7.0.2.

Users of Domino server R6 require the IBM Lotus Notes version 6.0.4 or 6.0.5 client and template.

Users of Domino server R6.5 require the IBM Lotus Notes version 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, or 6.5.5 client and template.

Users of Domino server R7 require the IBM Lotus Notes version 7.0.1 or 7.0.2 client and template.

For Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes Release 6.0.104.0 (maintenance release 1): Templates 6.0.4, 6.0.5, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, 6.5.5, 6.5.6, 7.0.1, and 7.0.2.

Users of Domino server R6 require theIBM Lotus Notes version 6.0.4 or 6.0.5 client and template.

Users of Domino server R6.5 require the IBM Lotus Notes version 6.5.3, 6.5.4, 6.5.5, or 6.5.6 client and template.

Users of Domino server R7 require the IBM Lotus Notes version 7.0.1 or 7.0.2 client and template.


Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Jabber Release 6.x

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Jabber Requirements

End-User Requirements

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Jabber Requirements

Table 4 Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Jabber Release 6.x 

Component
Requirement

Integration server machine

(This is the same machine on which you installed Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x.)

Hardware

A Cisco MCS, or the exact equivalent from HP or IBM, that is dedicated to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications. The number of MCSs that you require depends on the number of voice and web-conferencing user licenses (ports) on your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system.

Note For information about the Cisco MCS, go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/index.html.

For information about server capacity, see Table 13.

Operating System

Cisco MCS OS 2003.1.1 or later.

Software

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x installed and running.

(Release 6.x supports the Web Conferencing Release 4.2.7, 4.3, 5.3, and 5.4 click-to-attend links.)

Jabber XCP Server 4.2 with Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.4.2.xx

Other

Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) version 6.0.

Microsoft IIS 6.0 is installed and configured on the Cisco MCS when the operating system is installed.

Jabber XCP Server

Jabber XCP Server version 4.2, 5.0, or 5.1.

Note The Jabber XCP Server and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x must reside on separate machines. The Jabber XCP Server must run on a Windows machine.

Sun JRE 1.4.2.

Audio Server

Hardware

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112 server or Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106 server.

Software

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 6.x.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Jabber license key installed on Audio Server.

Other

Access ports (voice).

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace WebPublisher Option Key.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Data Conferencing Option Key (required for application sharing and presentations).

Cisco MeetingNotes Data Option Key (required for presentations and attachments).

Cisco MeetingNotes Voice Option Key (required for meeting recordings).

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration Option Key (required for video conferencing).


End-User Requirements

Release 6.x is compatible with third-party environments as indicated in Table 5.

Table 5 End-User Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Jabber Release 6.x 

Operating System
Requirements

Windows

Jabber Messenger version 3.2, Windows version

End users who initiate Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meetings from Jabber Messenger must be profiled users in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.


Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Network Backup Gateway when installed with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x

Network Backup Gateway must be installed on a 7800 series Cisco MCS with the Cisco version of the Microsoft Windows 2003 server operating system installed.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 6.x or later running on the Audio Server.

One primary IP address for communication between the Audio Server and the Network Backup Gateway.

The following network requirements:

One LAN PC or a network file server (NFS) with a minimum of 4 GB of disk space on which to back up the Audio Server files.

For best performance, the Audio Server and the Network Backup Gateway must be located on the same subnet.

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Office Communicator Release 6.x

New installations of Release 6.x require a Cisco MCS dedicated to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications. Hardware configuration is based on the number of voice and web-conferencing user licenses (ports) on your system.

When reviewing this section, note the following considerations:

You must have installed Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x on the machine before installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Microsoft Office Communicator Release 6.x.

You must install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Microsoft Office Communicator Release 6.x in the same directory as Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing. (For example, if you install Web Conferencing in C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems, also install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Microsoft Office Communicator in the Cisco Systems directory.)

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway does not support the WebConnect feature. (WebConnect provides site-to-site rollover in the event that a site is unavailable.) Conferences initiated from Microsoft Office Communicator clients always use the site in which the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway resides.

This section contains the following information:

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Office Communicator Requirements

End-User Requirements

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Office Communicator Requirements

Table 6 Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Office Communicator Release 6.x 

Component
Requirement

Integration server machine

(This is the same machine on which you installed Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x.)

Hardware

A Cisco MCS, or the exact equivalent from HP or IBM, that is dedicated to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications. The number of MCSs that you require depends on the number of voice and web-conferencing user licenses (ports) on your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system.

Note For information about the Cisco MCS, go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/index.html.

For information about server capacity, see Table 13.

Operating System

Cisco MCS OS 2003.1.1 or later.

Software

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x installed and running.

Other

Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) version 6.0.

Microsoft IIS 6.0 is installed and configured on the Cisco MCS when the operating system is installed.

Microsoft .NET 2.0

Microsoft .NET 2.0 is installed and configured on the Cisco MCS when the operating system is installed.

Microsoft Live Communications Server (LCS)

LCS 2005 Standard or Enterprise Edition

Audio Server

Hardware

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112 server or Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106 server.

Software

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 6.x.

Other

Access ports (voice).

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Office Communicator Option Key.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace WebPublisher Option Key.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Data Conferencing Option Key (required for application sharing and presentations).

Cisco MeetingNotes Data Option Key (required for presentations and attachments).

Cisco MeetingNotes Voice Option Key (required for meeting recordings).

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration Option Key (required for video conferencing).


End-User Requirements

Table 7 End-User Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Office Communicator Release 6.x 

Operating System
Requirement

Windows

Microsoft Office Communicator Release 1.x


Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook Release 6.x

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook Requirements

Capacity Information

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook Requirements

Table 8 Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook Release 6.x 

System
Requirements

Microsoft Exchange Server

Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server (Service Pack 2) or Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, installed and running.

A Windows user account that has an associated Microsoft Exchange mailbox. This will be the Microsoft Exchange mailbox for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook. Note the following considerations:

The Windows user account must have Local Administrator privileges, and the username and password for the account must match the username and password of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook mailbox. (Refer to the Administration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Outlook at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_maintenance_guides_list.html for instructions about configuring the default Microsoft Outlook mailbox.) Log in with this account to install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook.

The logged-in user should have access to the default Microsoft Outlook profile.

This Microsoft Exchange mailbox must be configured before installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook.

The Microsoft Exchange server and the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook service component must reside on separate systems.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 series Audio Server

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 6.x.

Audio Server must be installed and running with the Calendar and Notification option keys enabled. (For information on enabling the option keys, refer to the Administration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Outlook, Release 6.x.)

If there are multiple Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Servers, each must have its own Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook server.

Windows server (hardware requirements)

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook must not be installed on a domain controller.

A TCP/IP connection to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server is required.

A Cisco MCS, or the exact equivalent from HP or IBM, that is dedicated to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications. The number of MCSs that you require depends on the number of voice and web-conferencing user licenses (ports) on your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system.

Note For information about the Cisco MCS, go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/index.html.

For information about server capacity, see Table 13.

Windows server software requirements

 

Cisco MCS OS 2003.1.1 or later. (For installation and configuration instructions for the MCS server operating system, refer to the Administration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Outlook at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_maintenance_guides_list.html.)

Apply only operating system updates and patches as provided by Cisco Systems. Updates taken directly from Microsoft and applied to Cisco MCSs are not supported because they adversely affect the operation of the servers.

For full functionality or for Client Services only (but not for notification services), on the Cisco MCS or Microsoft Windows server, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x.

Web Conferencing must be installed as an Internal (full access) installation and must be running as the primary Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web server.

One of the following Microsoft Outlook clients installed and configured to log in to the Microsoft Exchange mailbox:

Microsoft Outlook 2003

Microsoft Outlook 2000 (Service Release 1 and Service Pack 3)

Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) must be installed. For Microsoft Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Outlook 2000, select CDO as an option during setup; it is not loaded by default. The CDO version must be 6.5.7651.61 or later. This version complies with Daylight Savings Time.

The default mail client on this computer must be set to Outlook.

The Microsoft Outlook client must be completely installed to the local drive. Network installations are not supported.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook does not support "thin clients" (Citrix or Terminal Server).

The Windows login must be identical to the login specified in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook service.

The Windows server and the Microsoft Exchange Server should belong to the same domain unless they have a trust relationship between them.

For auto-authentication with directory services, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.4 must be installed with the Network Credentials field populated. (For more information on auto-authentication, refer to information about the Logins tab in the ConfigClient utility in the Administration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Outlook at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_maintenance_guides_list.html.)

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace usernames are case sensitive, and we recommend that all logins be created lowercase.

Network requirements

For the Windows server to communicate with the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server, the following requirements must be met:

In a networked PCI environment, the Windows server must be able to open a TCP connection on port 5003 when connecting to the primary Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server, and on port 5005 when connecting to each additional Audio Server.

In a standalone PCI or 8100 series environment, the Windows server must be able to open a TCP connection on ports 5003 and 5005 when connecting to the primary Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server.

When communicating with the Windows server, the IP address of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server must not be translated using a network address translation scheme.

Connectivity between the Windows server and its host Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server must be high quality and not subject to interruptions caused by traffic congestion. Any time the round-trip latency increases past 100 ms or there is more than 1 percent packet loss, a noticeable reduction in service quality can be expected.

End user system

Microsoft Windows ME, Windows Vista (for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook Release 6.0 Maintenance Release 1 and later only), Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 SE with Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 AS with Service Pack 2, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003.

An HTTP connection to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook.

Microsoft Outlook:

For all versions of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook 2000 (SR 1), XP, or 2003.

For Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook Release 6.0(115.0) and higher (also known as Maintenance Release 1 and higher), Microsoft Outlook 2000 (SR 1), XP, 2003, or 2007 version 12.0.6023.x and higher.

CPU, hard-disk space, and RAM that meet the requirements for end users of Microsoft Outlook and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing.


Capacity Information

For a single Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server operating at full capacity, one Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook server is sufficient.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook running on an MCS 7845 H1/I1 can support approximately 2,700 to 5,400 end-user requests per hour. A request occurs each time a user accesses a calendar appointment that involves Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook; that is, when a user opens an appointment that is associated with a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meeting or clicks the MeetingPlace tab in an appointment. For planning purposes, you should calculate about two requests per hour per user as heavy usage.

If usage exceeds the guidelines above, users may experience slower performance.

If you expect to use the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing server to its published maximum capacity, you should install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook on a separate server. Otherwise, install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook on the same server as Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing. If Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook is installed on the same server as Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing, there is a 20 percent reduction in the total web conferencing capacity cluster wide. For example, a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing system with no SSL on a Cisco MCS 7845 will provide a maximum of 500 web conferencing sessions. If Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook is installed on the same machine, there is a 20 percent reduction; that is, only 400 web conferencing sessions are possible.

For more information about server capacity, see the "Web Server Capacities" section.

Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Phone View

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Phone View allows you to conveniently access certain Cisco Unified MeetingPlace features by using the screen and buttons on your Cisco Unified IP Phone. For example, you can use your Cisco Unified IP Phone to join meetings, start reservationless meetings, view a list of upcoming meetings, and view meeting details. After joining a meeting, you can perform in-meeting operations such as locking the meeting, recording the meeting, viewing a list of participants, and muting or ejecting participants.

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Phone View is available only to Cisco Unified IP Phones that are registered to Cisco Unified Communications Manager.


Note The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Phone View is not supported with the following:

Cisco Unified CallManager Express

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing servers with SSL enabled


Table 9 lists the supported Cisco Unified IP Phone models.

Table 9 Supported Cisco Unified IP Phones for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Service 

Cisco Unified IP Phone Model
Requirements

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7940 G and G-GE series

Minimum firmware version 6.0(4.3),
also called App Load ID P003060004031

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7941

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7960 G and G-GE series

Minimum firmware version 6.0(4.3),
also called App Load ID P003060004031

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7961

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7970 G series

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7971

Cisco IP Communicator Release 1.1(5) or later

1 For information about upgrading the firmware, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager documentation.


Determining the Cisco Unified IP Phone Model

To determine the model of a Cisco Unified IP Phone, complete these steps.


Step 1 Press the Settings button. (If this button is not labeled, then press the button just below and to the right of the round ? or i button.)

Step 2 Select Model Information.


Determining the Firmware Version on a Cisco Unified IP Phone

To determine which firmware version is loaded on a Cisco Unified IP Phone, complete these steps.


Step 1 Press the Settings button. (If this button is not labeled, then press the button just below and to the right of the round ? or i button.)

Step 2 Select Status.

Step 3 Select Firmware Versions.

Step 4 Read one or both of the following fields:

App Load ID

Version


Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway Release 6.x

New installations of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway Release 6.x require a Cisco MCS dedicated to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications. Hardware configuration is based on the number of voice and web-conferencing user licenses (ports) on your system.

Table 10 Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway Release 6.x 

System
Requirement

Cisco Media Convergence Server (Cisco MCS)

Hardware

A Cisco MCS, or the exact equivalent from HP or IBM, that is dedicated to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications.

Operating system

Cisco MCS OS 2003.1.1 or later.

Network requirements

TCP/IP connection to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server using a static IP address

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server

Hardware

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8112 or Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8106

Software

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 6.x

Other

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Notification Option (required for distributing meeting notifications)

Cisco MeetingNotes Data Option (required for distributing meeting attachments)

Option key

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system option must be enabled for your corporate e-mail system. For Microsoft Mail, Microsoft Exchange, and other MAPI-compliant e-mail systems, the option key name is E-Mail Gateway (SMTP).

E-mail system

SMTP-based, supported mail system (such as Microsoft Exchange or IBM Lotus Domino).

If authentication is required on your corporate SMTP e-mail server, create an authorized account on your corporate e-mail system for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway to use.

Confirm that you have a personal e-mail account. You will need an e-mail account to test the SMTP E-Mail Gateway.


Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration when installed with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration Requirements

Video Administration for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Requirements

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration Requirements

Table 11 Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration Release 5.4 when used with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x 

Component
Requirements

Cisco MCS hardware and system software

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration Release 5.4 runs on the server on which Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x is installed. (For Web Conferencing hardware requirements, see the "Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x" section.)

There are no additional hardware or operating system requirements for Video Integration.

For hardware and operating system requirements for Video Administration, see the "Video Administration for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Requirements" section.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications and integrations

Refer to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Compatability Matrix in the following location: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/meetingplace/compatibility/matrix/mpcompmtx.html

Cisco Unified Videoconferencing Multipoint Control Unit (MCU)

or

Radvision ViaIP MCU

Hardware

Release 4.x platform

Cisco Unified Videoconferencing-3511-MCU or -3511-MCU-E

3544 chassis required for the following (four cards maximum per chassis):

Cisco Unified Videoconferencing-3540-MCU-30 Port, -60 Port, or -100 Port

Cisco Unified Videoconferencing-3540-EMP or -3540-EMP3 (optional, required for advanced video features)

Release 5.x platform

Cisco Unified Videoconferencing-3515-MCU-12 Port or -24 Port

3545 chassis required for the following (four cards maximum per chassis; at least one MCU and one EMP card is required for video conferencing):

Cisco Unified Videoconferencing-3545-MCU (96 port audio; each MCU supports up to four EMP cards)

Cisco Unified Videoconferencing-3545-EMP (24 ports video; requires MCU card be present in chassis)

Any hardware or components that are required to deploy the preceding releases, as specified in the documentation for each release.

Rate Matching Module and Data Conferencing card are not supported. Disable them if they are present.

A transcoder card may be required if you need to support the G.729 codec.

Software

Release 4.0 or later.

Note Cisco Unified MeetingPlace does not support a mixed environment of both MCU Release 4.0 and MCU Release 5.0. When using MCU Release 4.0, the cascading video meeting feature is not available.

If your system uses SCCP video endpoints such as Cisco Unified Video Advantage, the following conditions apply:

To view the continuous presence of multiple participants, the Cisco Unified Videoconferencing MCU requires an EMP processor running Release 2.0 or later.

If the Cisco Unified Videoconferencing MCU has only an MP processor, and you choose to support SCCP endpoints, it is not possible to specify a continuous presence layout in the Cisco Unified Videoconferencing MCU. Therefore, all participants, regardless of their endpoint, can see only the active speaker.

An EMP processor is included with release Cisco Unified Videoconferencing-3511-MCU-E.

(Optional) Cisco Unified Videoconferencing PRI Gateway

(Optional) Cisco Unified Videoconferencing BRI Gateway

IPVC-3545-GW4S (4 Serial)

IPVC-3545-GW2P (2 PRI)

IPVC-3522-GW4B (4 BRI)

IPVC-3527-GW2P (2 PRI)

IPVC-3521-GW (4BRI)

IPVC-3526-GW (1PRI)

IPVC-3540-GW (2PRI)

(Optional) Radvision ViaIP GW-P20 Gateway

Release 2.0.1.12 or later

Cisco IOS gatekeeper

H.323 gatekeeper

Radvision ViaIP ECS (gatekeeper)

Release not applicable.

If you use Cisco Unified Communications Manager, a Cisco IOS Gatekeeper is required.

End user system operating system

Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, or Windows XP

End user desktop video client

The following video end points are supported:

Any H.323 or SCCP video end point that the Cisco Unified Videoconferencing MCU and its associated components are configured to support.

Any ISDN video end point and the associated required Cisco Unified Videoconferencing Gateway(s).

A PC sound card is recommended in order to hear voice prompts.

Room Based Video System

Any endpoints that are supported by the Cisco IPVC MCU.

(Optional) Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Release 4.0(x), 4.1(x), 4.2(x), 5.0(x), or 6.x


Video Administration for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Requirements

Beginning with Release 5.4, the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration includes and requires the Video Administration for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace subcomponent. You must install and configure the Video Administration for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace software on a separate Cisco MCS before installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration Release 5.4.

Table 12 Requirements for Video Administration for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 5.4 when used with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x 

Component
Requirements

Hardware

Dedicated 7835 series or 7845 series Cisco MCS.

Operating System

Cisco MCS OS 2003.1.1 or later.

Software

Video Administration for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 5.4.

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 must be installed on theVideo Administration server. Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE) is included with the Video Administration software and can be installed.

(Optionally, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition or Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition can be installed instead of MSDE. Customers must obtain their own software and licenses for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition or Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition.)

Note You must install SQL Server before you install Video Administration for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.

Microsoft Internet Explorer Release 6.0.


Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x

Hardware Requirements

Networking Requirements

Software Requirements

(Optional) WebEx Requirements

Load Balancing Requirements

Segmented Meeting Access Requirements

WebConnect Requirements

End-User Requirements

Upgrade Requirements


Note If you have an international, non-US English deployment, see the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway requirement in the "Integration Requirements: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway" section.

Hardware Requirements

Web Server Requirements

Audio Server Requirements

Web Server Requirements

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing system is a software product loaded onto a hardware server. New installations of Web Conferencing require a Cisco MCS that is dedicated to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications.

For information about the Cisco MCS, go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/index.html. (You need your Cisco.com username and password to access this page.) Exact equivalent third-party servers are also supported. For information, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/swonly.

Additional Requirements

NT File System (NTFS) with more than 2.5 GB free space available.

700 MB of additional disk space per expected hour of recording over the base level. For more information, see the "Recording Size" section in the "Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing for Optimal Data Storage" chapter of the Configuration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing, Release 6.x.

Web Server Capacities

The number of ports that a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing server can support depends on the following:

The type of hardware.

Whether SSL is used. (Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing systems configured with SSL support 30 percent fewer ports than systems that do not use SSL.)

The colocation of other Cisco Unified MeetingPlace components on the hardware. Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing servers collocated with either Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook or Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes support 20 percent fewer ports than systems without either of those components collocated.

Table 13 lists the number of Web Conferencing ports supported per server based on the most common configurations.

Table 13 Web Conferencing Ports Supported Per Server Type

Number of Web Conferencing Ports Supported Per Server
7835 H1/I1
7835 H2/I2
7845 H1/I1
7845 H2/I2

MP Web:

without SSL

with or without Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway

collocated with or without Cisco Unified MeetingPlace video

100

200

250

500

MP Web:

with SSL

with or without Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway

collocated with or without Cisco Unified MeetingPlace video

70

140

175

350

MP Web:

without SSL

collocated with either Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook or Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes

collocated with or without Cisco Unified MeetingPlace video

80

160

200

400

MP Web:

with SSL

collocated with either Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook or Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes

collocated with or without Cisco Unified MeetingPlace video

50

110

140

280


Enter the values from Table 13 into the Max Concurrent Web Conference Users field on the Web Server page of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Administration Center.

Note that if you have a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web cluster configuration (two or more web servers operating in cluster mode), you must enter the same value for each web server. The value that you enter is the sum of the ports supported by the cluster configuration. For example, if you have two 7845H2 servers with SSL enabled and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook is configured on one web server, then use the value for that configuration from the table above and multiply it by two. (You do not need to factor in that the second web server does not host Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook.) In this example, the value for that specific configuration is 280 so you should enter 560 for the Max Concurrent Web Conference Users parameter. Enter this value for each server in your cluster.


Note There is no table available showing the number of Web Conferencing ports supported for deployments involving other Cisco Unified MeetingPlace components such as Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services or the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace H.323/SIP IP Gateway. We highly recommend that you use a dedicated Cisco MCS server for these other integrations if you cannot reduce the values documented above to accommodate the colocation of these other components. Note that the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace H.323/SIP IP Gateway and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services loads are directly connected to the size of your deployment, including the volume of voice conferencing and the number of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace end-user profiles.

Audio Server Requirements

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing requires connection to a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server for full functionality. The Audio Server software component must reside on a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 server.

Networking Requirements

Confirm that the system meets the following requirements so that the web server can communicate with the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server:

TCP ports 5003 and 5005 are open bidirectional between the web server and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Servers (primary server and shadow server, if one exists).

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server system can initiate a reverse connection to the web server, thus eliminating the need for you to open port 5003 from the web server to the Audio Server. For the reverse connection to be initiated, you must enter the MeetingPlace Server name as a host name instead of an IP address during the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing installation. You will also have to manually configure this web server unit on the Audio Server.

Connectivity between the web server and its host Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server is of high quality and not subject to interruptions because of traffic congestion. Any time the round-trip latency exceeds 100 ms or there is more than 1 percent packet loss, you should expect a noticeable reduction in service quality.

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server must be connected to a network switch port that is configured for auto-negotiate.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace gateways must be connected to network switch ports that are configured for 100/1000 MB full duplex.

The following additional networking requirements must also be met for Web Conferencing:

The web server must be configured with two static IP addresses on the same subnet.

TCP port 1433 must be open bidirectional between the Web Conferencing server and SQL Server if SQL is installed remotely.

Software Requirements

Web Server Software Requirements

Integration Requirements: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server

Integration Requirements: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook

Integration Requirements: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway

Integration Requirements: Jabber Server

(Optional) Integration Requirements: Third Party Audio Conversion and Playback

Web Server Software Requirements

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing software runs on the Cisco MCS operating system. This operating system is included with the application. Web Conferencing Release 6.x requires Cisco MCS OS 2003.1.1 or later.

Additional Windows Requirements

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing does not support "thin clients" (Citrix or Terminal Server).

Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 6.0. This is installed and configured on the Cisco MCS when the operating system is installed.

All corporate fonts and standard Microsoft fonts, including Microsoft PowerPoint fonts, installed.

SQL Server Requirements

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and Service Pack 4 are included with the Web Conferencing Release 6.x installer. These required components install automatically on the Cisco MCS if you choose the local SQL Server installation option.

For Release 6.0(417.0) (Maintenance Release 3) and later only:

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing can now be used with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for remote SQL Server-based deployments. Standard, local SQL Server deployments continue to use Microsoft SQL Server 2000 that can be automatically installed by the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web installer when you choose the local SQL Server option during installation.

To use Microsoft SQL Server 2005, you must first use the Microsoft installation program called SQLServer2005_BC.msi (Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components) to install the version of SQL Distributed Management Objects (DMO) that is compatible with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 onto the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing server. You only need to upgrade the SQL-DMO part and not the other four components covered by this installation program.


NoteIf you are deploying Web Conferencing by using the remote SQL Server option, you must preinstall SQL Server before you install Web Conferencing.

If you need to manually install SQL Server, you must install and configure your SQL Server to be case insensitive because Web Conferencing supports only SQL Server case-insensitive configurations. If you configure your SQL server to be case sensitive, Web Conferencing will not function properly.


Integration Requirements: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x requires Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 6.x, which must reside on a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 server.

Additional Requirements

Access ports (voice)

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace WebPublisher Option Key

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Data Conferencing Option Key (required for application sharing and presentations)

Cisco MeetingNotes Data Option Key (required for presentations and attachments)

Cisco MeetingNotes Voice Option Key (required for meeting recordings)

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration Option Key (required for video conferencing)

Integration Requirements: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x requires Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook Release 6.x.

You must upgrade both Web Conferencing and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook at the same time.

Integration Requirements: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x requires Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway Release 5.4.

Integration Requirements: Jabber Server

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x requires Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Jabber Integration Release 6.x installed on a Jabber XCP 4.2 server with Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.4.2.xx.

See the "Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Jabber Release 6.x" section for more information about system requirements for Jabber.

(Optional) Integration Requirements: Third Party Audio Conversion and Playback

Audio Conversion

A third-party audio service is not required to convert audio files to MP3, WAV, or WMA format. Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing uses its internal audio service component and bundled encoders to convert audio attachments into these formats.

Streamed Playback

Windows Media Services

For full installation and configuration instructions, refer to the "Configuring the Windows Media Server" section in the "Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing for Optimal Data Storage" chapter of the Configuration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing, Release 6.x.

(Optional) WebEx Requirements

WebEx functionality was introduced in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 6.x maintenance release 2 (MR 2). For information about using Cisco Unified MeetingPlace with WebEx, see the Online Help for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.0(361.0) or later.

The following are the system requirements for a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system integrated with WebEx:

WebEx

WebEx WBS26 system release or higher on your WebEx site

WebEx MeetingCenter or WebEx MeetingCenter Pro. WebEx SalesCenter is optional.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Two Cisco MCS 7835 or Cisco MCS 7845 for hosting the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace WebEx gateway software and Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web conferencing scheduler

One Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing server in the DMZ and one behind your firewall

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 6.0(2.13) (MR 2) or higher

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.0(361.0) (MR 2) or higher

No new ports need to be opened for this integration. The system uses the existing 80 and 443 ports exclusively.

Load Balancing Requirements

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing load balancing makes use of an algorithmic formula to evenly distribute web-conferencing requests within clusters of web servers. The following section lists additional requirements for load balancing configurations.

Audio Server Requirements

All web servers within both internal and external clusters must point to the same Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server.

You can attach a maximum of 16 Cisco MCSs running Cisco Unified MeetingPlace applications (for example, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace SMTP E-Mail Gateway) to the same Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server.

Internal Web Server Cluster Requirements

If you have an internal web server cluster in your load balancing configuration, ensure the following:

All web servers within the internal cluster must share a single SQL Server database.

All web servers within the internal cluster must have access to a shared storage location for attachments.

Install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing on each server sequentially (internal web server 1, internal web server 2, and so forth) with the following option: for Server Location, choose Internal (Full Access).

Make sure that all web servers within the internal cluster have the same deployment settings and configurations (for example, the same Replication Service and Audio Service parameters).

External Web Server Cluster Requirements

If you have an external web server cluster in your load balancing configuration, ensure the following:

All web servers within the external cluster must share a single SQL Server database.


Note Make sure the internal cluster and external cluster use different databases.

All web servers within the external cluster must have access to a shared storage location (for attachments).

Install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing on each server sequentially (external web server 1, external web server 2 and so forth) with the following option: for Server Location, choose External (Limited Access).

Make sure that all web servers within the external cluster have the same deployment settings and configurations (for example, the same Replication Service and Audio Service parameters).

Mixed Cluster Requirements

A mixed cluster has at least one internal cluster and one external cluster. If you have a mixed cluster in your load balancing configuration, ensure the following:

All requirements for internal web server clusters and external web server clusters are met.

The internal cluster's database and external cluster's database must contain identical GUIDS.

Port Access Requirements

TCP ports 8506 and 8507 must be open bidirectional between each Web Conferencing server in a load balancing cluster.

Segmented Meeting Access Requirements

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing supports Segmented Meeting Access - 2 Server (SMA-2S) deployments for external access.


Note The Segmented Meeting Access - 1 Server (SMA-1S) deployment is no longer supported in Release 6.x.

The following requirements are in addition to standard Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing hardware and software system requirements as indicated in the "Hardware Requirements" section and the "Software Requirements" section. Make sure that you meet the following requirements before you attempt the SMA-2S deployment.

Hardware Requirements

Two single Cisco MCSs or clusters of Cisco MCSs (in the case of load balancing)

One server or cluster of servers deployed inside the private corporate network functioning as internal web servers.

One server or cluster of servers deployed in a network segment, such as a DMZ, functioning as external web servers.

Software Requirements

On internal web servers, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x installed with the "Internal (Full Access)" server location option.

On external web servers, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x installed with the "External (Limited Access)" server location option.

DNS Configuration Requirements

For segmented DNS, the same host name must resolve to the internal web server on the internal DNS and resolve to the external web server on the external DNS.

For information on configuring notification templates to accommodate nonsegmented DNS, see the administration guide for your particular Cisco Unified MeetingPlace notification application.

Make sure that the internal host names and IP addresses are accessible only from the internal network.

Make sure that the external host names or IP addresses are accessible from both the internal network and the Internet.

Port Access Requirements

Make sure that the following ports are open between the DMZ and the internal network:

TCP ports 5003 and 5005 are open bidirectional between the web server and the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Servers (primary server and shadow server, if one exists).

If you configured your network for reverse connection, where your web servers are configured with a MeetingPlace Server hostname instead of an IP address, the Audio Server can initiate a reverse connection to the web server in the DMZ when port 5003 inbound is blocked.

Make sure that the following ports are open inbound from the Internet to the DMZ:

TCP Port 80

TCP Port 1627 (strongly recommended for higher performance of the meeting console)

TCP Port 443 (if SSL is implemented)

Additional Requirements

Synchronized GUIDS between Internal and DMZ servers

The database of the internal server and external server must contain identical GUIDS.

WebConnect Requirements

WebConnect is used to make web scheduling and meeting attendance seamless across multiple Cisco Unified MeetingPlace systems. Make sure that your system meets the following requirements before you configure WebConnect.


Note We do not support the WebConnect feature on UNIX systems.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Requirements

For Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.x: Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 6.x

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace MeetingTime Release 6.x with the following settings:

User profile > Sched only on scheduling home server? > No

User profile > Sched only on NS home site? > No

System Parameters > Allow Vanity Mtg IDs? > Yes

Additional Requirements

Make sure that all sites within the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Image are running the same build-level release of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server.

Make sure that all systems within a site have the same system options and notification vehicles. For example, MeetingNotes, SMTP E-Mail Gateway, Microsoft Outlook.

For external dedicated sites, make sure that you are using VPN (T1 or Frame Relay).

For rollover map configurations, make sure that you assign all users to a group.


Note You must assign all groups to a rollover map (even if the rollover map only has one site).

You must have Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services or a similar profile synchronization procedure deployed on a dedicated server.

End-User Requirements

Make sure that user workstations meet the client requirements in this section, or provide these requirements to your users. All client machines must have separate Internet and telephony access for attending voice and web conferences. The recommended minimum bandwidth is a 56K modem connection. A lesser connection can slow down web-conferencing performance.

Service packs (SPs) listed are required minimums, and service pack releases later than the ones listed are assumed to work unless documented otherwise.

Client Requirements: Microsoft Windows

Client Requirements: Apple Mac

Client Requirements: Sun Solaris

Client Requirements: RedHat Linux

Client Requirements: Microsoft Windows

Table 14 Supported Web Browsers by Microsoft Windows Operating System Version 

Operating System Version
Supported Web Browsers

Windows Vista

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 and later

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or 2.0

Windows XP (with SP1 or later)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 with SP1 or SP2

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 and later

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or 2.0

Windows 2000 (with SP2 or later)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or 2.0

Netscape 7.1


Requirements for Participating in a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conference

Adobe Flash Player Release 6.0.79 - Release 9.0.124.

(Optional) Audio player that plays WAV, WMA, or MP3 files.

(Optional, but strongly recommended) TCP port 1627 open from client-to-server on your firewall for direct inbound access.

If this port is not open, the meeting console establishes a slightly slower connection by tunneling through port 80.

Requirements for Sharing Desktop Content and Applications

Cisco Unified Presenter Add-In (can be downloaded from the Browser Test link on the Web Conferencing home page or from within the meeting console).

Additional Requirements for Video Conferencing

To make sure that your end-user system is set up for video conferencing, refer to the Administration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Video Integration, Release 5.4.

Client Requirements: Apple Mac

Operating System

OS 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, or 10.5

Web Browser

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or 2.0

Mac Safari 1.1, 1.2, 2.0, or 3.0

Requirements for Participating in a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conference

Adobe Flash Player 6.0.79 - Release 9.0.124.

(Optional) Audio player that plays WAV, WMA, or MP3 files.

(Optional, but strongly recommended) TCP port 1627 open from client-to-server on your firewall for direct inbound access.

If this port is not open, the meeting console establishes a slightly slower connection by tunneling through port 80.

Requirements for Sharing Desktop Content and Applications

Cisco Unified Presenter Add-In (can be downloaded from the Browser Test link on the Web Conferencing home page or from within the meeting console).

Client Requirements: Sun Solaris

Operating System

Solaris 9 or a later release

Web Browser

Mozilla Firefox 1.5

Requirements For Participating in a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conference

Adobe Flash Player 7.0 - Release 9.0.125.

Screen sharing and file sharing from the desktop are not available on Unix systems. Users on these systems can share a whiteboard or meeting attachment, view shared files and make annotations, but they cannot share files that reside on their systems with other participants.

(Optional) Audio player that plays WAV, WMA, or MP3 files.

Client Requirements: RedHat Linux

Operating System

RedHat 9 or a later release

Web Browser

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or later

Requirements For Participating in a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conference

Adobe Flash Player 7.0 - Release 9.0.124.

Screen sharing and file sharing from the desktop are not available on Linux systems. Users on these systems can share a whiteboard or meeting attachment, view shared files and make annotations, but they cannot share files that reside on their systems with other participants.

(Optional) Audio player that plays WAV, WMA, or MP3 files.

Upgrade Requirements

Upgrading a legacy system to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 6.0 requires the following:

Either a supported Cisco MCS H1/I1 or H2/I2 series model (MCS 3.0 series is not supported), or an exact HP or IBM equivalent. For information on Cisco MCS specifications, go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/index.html.


Note If you are not using a HP or IBM exact equivalent, you must install Release 6.0 as a new installation on a supported Cisco MCS. For installation requirements, see the "Hardware Requirements" section.

Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 6.0

Microsoft IIS 6.0 is installed with Windows Server 2003

SQL Server 2000 (SP 4)

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing requires the SQL Server Processor License option. For more information, see the Microsoft website.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 5.4 or 5.3.


Caution Do not delete the SQL Server database if you want to maintain your current click-to-attend links, attachments, and meeting recordings. Deleting or rebuilding your current database deletes all this information.

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