Installation, Upgrade, and Migration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5
Quick Start for Installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5
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Quick Start for Installing and Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5

Table Of Contents

Quick Start for Installing and Configuring
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5

Determining Which Components to Install

Hardware Media Server Order of Installation

Express Media Server Order of Installation

About Installing Integrations


Quick Start for Installing and Configuring
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5


Release 8.5
Revised: 1/30/12

This section describes the order in which you should install and configure the components of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system for Release 8.5. It assumes that you are starting with a fresh system and not updating an existing system. For information about upgrading a Release 8.5 system to Release 8.5.2 or later, see Upgrading from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5.1. For information about updating other releases, see Migration Overview.

Determining Which Components to Install

Hardware Media Server Order of Installation

Express Media Server Order of Installation

About Installing Integrations

Determining Which Components to Install

When you install the Application Server, you select the type of media server that you want to install. Based on that choice, follow the order in one of these sections:

Hardware Media Server Order of Installation

Express Media Server Order of Installation

Depending on the web deployment model that you choose, you may not have to install and configure a web server. For complete information about the components required for your web deployment, see the Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/products_implementation_design_guides_list.html.

You can also install optional integrations. See the About Installing Integrations.

Before You Begin

For information about Cisco Unified MeetingPlace components, see the Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 at: http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/Cisco_Unified_MeetingPlace_Release_8.5_--_Planning_to_Install_Your_Cisco_Unified_MeetingPlace_Release_8.5_System.

For information about the requirements for each component, see the System Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/products_device_support_tables_list.html

Hardware Media Server Order of Installation

The following table describes the steps required to install and configure the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system for Release 8.5.


Note Only follow this installation if you are installing a Hardware Media Server. If your deployment will use an Express Media Server, follow the instructions in the Express Media Server Order of Installation.


Step
Step Description
Related Topics

1

Install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server software onto a Cisco Media Convergence Server (MCS) or a virtual machine on a VMware ESXi 4.1 host on a UCS B-Series or C-Series Server.

Installing the Application Server also installs the Cisco Security Agent and the Media Server Administration (which is used for the Hardware Media Server) on the same Cisco server.

Choose the Hardware Media Server (HMS) during the installation.

Note If you are deploying a multinode system, then install the Application Server on each node.

Installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server Software module

Installing on a Virtual Machine module

System Requirements

Planning Guide

2

Physically install the Hardware Media Server chassis and blades.

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3515 Media Server audio and video interfaces are a fixed integrated chassis design.

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3545 Media Server requires you to install the Audio and Video Blades. You can install a total of four Audio or Video Blades in this four slot chassis.

Installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Hardware module

3

Configure the Hardware Media Server network interface through the serial port connection:

Set the Audio Blade IP address, default gateway, subnet mask, and Ethernet link speed/duplexing.

Set the Video Blade IP address, default gateway, subnet mask, and Ethernet link speed/duplexing.

Set the SNMP community names.

Set the IP address of the audio port.

Setting Initial Values for the Hardware Media Server module

Changing Values for the Hardware Media Server module

4

As required, install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server software and Gateway SIM onto a Cisco MCS or a virtual machine on a VMware ESXi 4.1 host on a UCS B-Series or C-Series Server.

Note the following:

Deployments with WebEx scheduling do not require a Web Server.

Audio deployments do not require an internal Web Server unless you want:

Web Server scheduling interface

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace user interface for IBM Lotus Notes integration

Audio or Audio/video recordings with an optional, customer provided SAN/NAS storage option

Depending on your system configuration, you may choose to install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server software on more than one server.

For information about deployments that do not use a web server, the Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/products_implementation_design_guides_list.html.

Installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server Software module

Installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server Software in a Segmented Meeting Access (SMA-2S) Configuration module

5

As required, install the Cisco WebEx Node for MCS on a MCS or on a virtual machine.

Note Installing the Cisco WebEx Node for MCS is optional for external meetings. It is not required if your system is audio only. If your system will include web functionality with internal only meetings, then you must install the Cisco WebEx Node for MCS.

Note The Cisco WebEx Node for MCS does not support recordings for internal only meetings.

Note This Cisco WebEx Node for MCS is an optional component of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system. It is not to be confused with the Cisco WebEx Node for ASR and cannot be used for a WebEx SaaS implementation.

Installing the Cisco WebEx Node for MCS module

6

Configure the Application Server from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Administration Center.

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7

As required, configure the Web Server from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Administration.

Note This step is optional and only applies if you installed a web server.

various

8

Configure your system to use Cisco WebEx.

About Integrating with Cisco WebEx module

 

9

Configure the software settings for the Hardware Media Server.

Using the Media Server Administrator (MSA) Interface for the Hardware Media Server module

Configuring the Audio and Video Blades for the Hardware Media Server module

Configuring the Hardware Media Server Using the MSA Interface module

Troubleshooting Problems with the Hardware Media Server module


Express Media Server Order of Installation


Note Only follow this installation if you are installing an Express Media Server. If your deployment will use a Hardware Media Server, follow the instructions in the Hardware Media Server Order of Installation.


For information about Cisco Unified MeetingPlace components, see http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/Cisco_Unified_MeetingPlace_Release_8.5_--_Planning_to_Install_Your_Cisco_Unified_MeetingPlace_Release_8.5_System.

Step #
Step Description
Related Topics

1

Install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server software onto a Cisco Media Convergence Server (MCS) or a virtual machine on a UCS B-Series or C-Series Server.

Installing the Application Server also installs the Cisco Security Agent.

Choose the Express Media Server (EMS) during the installation.

Note If you are deploying a multinode system, then install the Application Server on each node.

Installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Application Server Software module

Installing on a Virtual Machine module

System Requirements

Planning Guide

2

As required, install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server software and Gateway SIM onto a Cisco MCS or a virtual machine on a VMware ESXi 4.1 host on a UCS B-Series or C-Series Server.

Note the following:

Deployments with WebEx scheduling or that are audio only, do not require a Web Server.

Audio deployments do not require an internal Web Server unless you want:

Web Server scheduling interface

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace user interface for IBM Lotus Notes integration

Audio or Audio/video recordings with an optional, customer provided SAN/NAS storage option

Depending on your system configuration, you may choose to install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server software on more than one server.

For information about deployments that do not use a web server, the Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/products_implementation_design_guides_list.html.

Installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server Software module

Installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server Software in a Segmented Meeting Access (SMA-2S) Configuration module

3

As required, install the Cisco WebEx Node for MCS on a MCS or on a virtual machine.

Note Installing the Cisco WebEx Node for MCS is optional for external meetings. It is not required if your system is audio only. If your system will include web functionality with internal only meetings, then you must install the Cisco WebEx Node for MCS.

Note The Cisco WebEx Node for MCS does not support recordings for internal only meetings.

Note This Cisco WebEx Node for MCS is an optional component of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace system. It is not to be confused with the Cisco WebEx Node for ASR and cannot be used for a WebEx SaaS implementation.

Installing the Cisco WebEx Node for MCS module

4

Configure the Application Server from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Administration Center.

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5

As required, configure the Web Server from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Administration.

Note This step is optional and only applies if you installed a web server.

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6

Configure your system to use Cisco WebEx.

About Integrating with Cisco WebEx module

7

Configure the settings for the Express Media Server.

Configuring Meetings for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module

Configuring Ad-Hoc Conferencing for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace module


About Installing Integrations

You can install the integrations in any order.

Restriction

You can only install one email notification integration on a particular Cisco MCS. Choose between Microsoft Outlook and IBM Lotus Notes. To install both email notifications, use two Cisco MCS.

Integration
Description
Related Topics

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook

Allows you to schedule and attend Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meetings from Microsoft Outlook and to receive email notifications in Microsoft Outlook for meetings scheduled from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web scheduling interface.

Enabling Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Scheduling from Microsoft Outlook module

Enabling Microsoft Outlook Calendar Notifications for Meetings Scheduled from the MeetingPlace Web Scheduling Interface module

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for IBM Lotus Notes

Allows you to schedule and attend Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meetings from IBM Lotus Notes and to receive email notifications in IBM Lotus Notes for meetings scheduled from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web scheduling interface.

Integration Note for Installing and Configuring IBM Lotus Notes with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.5 at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_installation_guides_list.html.