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Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.1

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Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.1

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

System Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express

Hardware Server Requirements

Server Software Requirements

Client Software Requirements: Windows

Client Software Requirements: Apple Macintosh

Client Software Requirements: Linux

Client Software Requirements: Sun Solaris

Call-Control Requirements

Directory Requirements

Quality of Service (QoS) Requirements

Ad Hoc Web Conferencing Requirements

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Phone View Requirements

Video Conferencing Endpoint Requirements

Outlook Integration Requirements

System Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT

Hardware Server Requirements

Server Software Requirements

Quality of Service (QoS) Requirements

Ad Hoc Voice and Video Conferencing Requirements

Ad Hoc Web Conferencing Requirements

Video Conferencing Endpoint Requirements

Related Documentation

New and Changed Information

Installation and Upgrade Notes

Installing a New System

Upgrading an Existing System

Supported Upgrade Paths

After the Upgrade

Limitations and Restrictions

Limitations

Closed Caveats

Caveats

Using Bug Toolkit

Hardware Caveats

Open Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Release Notes for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.1


Revised: July 16, 2010 7:43 pm

These release notes describe the new features and caveats for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.1.1 of the following products:

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express—Provides scheduled and reservationless voice, web, and video conferencing.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT—Provides ad hoc voice, web, and video conferencing.

To view the release notes for previous versions of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express, go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6533/prod_release_notes_list.html.

To access the latest software upgrades for all versions of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express, go to http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/sw-voice.shtml.

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Related Documentation

New and Changed Information

Installation and Upgrade Notes

Limitations and Restrictions

Caveats

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Introduction

These release notes describe requirements, restrictions, and caveats for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.1.1. These release notes are updated for every maintenance release but not for patches or hot fixes. Before you install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express, we recommend that you review this document for information about issues that may affect your system.

This document applies to both of the following products:

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express provides advanced scheduled and reservationless voice, web, and video meeting features, including the option to integrate with Microsoft Outlook.

For more information about Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express, see the following documents:

Configuration and Maintenance Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.x

User Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.x

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT provides ad hoc voice, video, and web conferencing capabilities. Ad hoc conferences are initiated through the end-user interfaces of products other than Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express. For example, you can initiate either a voice-only or a voice-and-video ad hoc conference by using the "Meet-Me" button or the "Conf" button on Cisco Unified IP Phones that are registered to Cisco Unified Communications Manager (formerly called Cisco Unified CallManager). You can also initiate voice, video, and web conferences through Cisco Unified Personal Communicator.

For more information about Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT and ad hoc conferencing, see the Configuration and Maintenance Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.x

System Requirements

System Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express

System Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT

System Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express

Hardware Server Requirements

Server Software Requirements

Client Software Requirements: Windows

Client Software Requirements: Apple Macintosh

Client Software Requirements: Linux

Client Software Requirements: Sun Solaris

Call-Control Requirements

Directory Requirements

Quality of Service (QoS) Requirements

Ad Hoc Web Conferencing Requirements

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Phone View Requirements

Video Conferencing Endpoint Requirements

Outlook Integration Requirements

Hardware Server Requirements

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system is a software product that is loaded onto a hardware server. The hardware server must meet the following requirements:

One of the following server models:

Cisco 7800 Series Media Convergence Server (MCS) listed in Table 1.

Cisco-approved, customer-provided third-party server that is the exact equivalent of one of the supported Cisco MCS servers. Go to http://www.cisco.com/go/swonly.

DVD-ROM drive

Keyboard, mouse, and monitor


Note Additional server requirements, such as port and IP address requirements and switch requirements, are described in the Installation and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.x.


The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express installer checks for the presence of the DVD-ROM drive, sufficient hard drive and memory sizes, and sufficient CPU type and speed.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express can support a variety of combinations of voice, web, and video conferencing capacity, as well as varying amounts of recording capacity. The maximum meeting size is 200 concurrent users of voice conferencing, 200 concurrent users of web conferencing, and 200 concurrent users of video conferencing. The system supports N/2 meetings, where N is the system capacity.

Table 1 Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express—Supported Cisco 7800 Series MCS Models 

System
Voice Conferencing Capacity 1
(concurrent users)
Web Conferencing Capacity
(concurrent users)
Video Conferencing Capacity
(concurrent users) 2
Voice Recording Capacity
(hours for specified size of hard drive system)
Cisco MCS 7825 Servers

Cisco MCS 7825-H3-RC1

20 to 40

6 to 40

6 to 40

2000

72 GB

Cisco MCS 7825-I3-RC1

20 to 40

6 to 40

6 to 40

2000

72 GB

Cisco MCS 7825-H2-RC1

20 to 40

6 to 40

6 to 40

2000

72 GB

Cisco MCS 7825-I2-RC1

20 to 40

6 to 40

6 to 40

2000

72 GB

Cisco MCS 7825-H1-RC1

20 to 40

6 to 40

6 to 40

2000

72 GB

Cisco MCS 7825-I1-RC1

20 to 40

6 to 40

6 to 40

2000

72 GB

Cisco MCS 7835 Servers

Cisco MCS 7835-H2-RC1

20 to 120

6 to 120

6 to 100

2000

72 GB

Cisco MCS 7835-I2-RC1

20 to 120

6 to 120

6 to 100

2000

72 GB

Cisco MCS 7835-H1-RC1

20 to 120

6 to 120

6 to 40

2000

72 GB

Cisco MCS 7835-I1-RC1

20 to 120

6 to 120

6 to 40

2000

72 GB

Cisco MCS 7835-H2-RC2

20 to 120

6 to 120

6 to 100

20003

146 GB

Cisco MCS 7835-I2-RC2

20 to 120

6 to 120

6 to 100

20003

146 GB

Cisco MCS 7835-H1-RC2

20 to 120

6 to 120

6 to 40

20003

146 GB

Cisco MCS 7835-I1-RC2

20 to 120

6 to 120

6 to 40

20003

146 GB

Cisco MCS 7845 Servers

Cisco MCS 7845-H2-RC1

20 to 200

6 to 2004

6 to 150

3200

144 GB

20 to 200

05

6 to 200

Cisco MCS 7845-I2-RC1

20 to 200

6 to 2004

6 to 150

3200

144 GB

20 to 200

05

6 to 200

Cisco MCS 7845-H1-RC1

20 to 200

6 to 2004

6 to 120

3200

144 GB

20 to 200

05

6 to 200

Cisco MCS 7845-I1-RC1

20 to 200

6 to 2004

6 to 120

3200

144 GB

20 to 200

05

6 to 200

Cisco MCS 7845-H2-RC2

20 to 200

6 to 2006

6 to 150

32003

146 GB

20 to 200

07

6 to 200

Cisco MCS 7845-I2-RC2

20 to 200

6 to 2004

6 to 150

32003

146 GB

20 to 200

05

6 to 200

Cisco MCS 7845-H1-RC2

20 to 200

6 to 2004

6 to 120

32003

146 GB

20 to 200

05

6 to 200

Cisco MCS 7845-I1-RC2

20 to 200

6 to 2004

6 to 120

32003

146 GB

20 to 200

05

6 to 200

Cisco MCS 7845H-3.0-IPC1

20 to 180

6 to 120

6

3200

144 GB

1 Includes support for the noted number of concurrent users of the lite web meeting room (for example, participant list and telephony controls); assumes G.711 is used; refer to the Solution Expert sizing tool if other codec is needed.

2 For 384 kbps or lower video; refer to the Solution Expert sizing tool if higher bit rate is needed.

3 This has only been qualified up to 2000 hours.

4 The range is 6 to 170 when SSL is enabled.

5 For systems with high voice, web, and video capacity needs that the other supported configurations in this table do not address, refer to Table 2 for support of greater web conferencing capacity on a separate server. Note that moving to this configuration includes support for deploying the web conferencing server in a DMZ, but it does not include support of internal versus external web conferences.

6 The range is 6 to 170 when SSL is enabled.

7 For systems with high voice, web, and video capacity needs that the other supported configurations in this table do not address, refer to Table 2 for support of greater web conferencing capacity on a separate server. Note that moving to this configuration includes support for deploying the web conferencing server in a DMZ, but it does not include support of internal versus external web conferences.


Table 2

System
Lite or Full Web Meeting Room Capacity

Cisco MCS 7825-H3-RC1, Cisco MCS 7825-I3-RC1
Cisco MCS 7825-H2-RC1, Cisco MCS 7825-I2-RC1
Cisco MCS 7825-H1-RC1, Cisco MCS 7825-I1-RC1

100 concurrent users

Cisco MCS 7835-H2-RC1, Cisco MCS 7835-I2-RC1
Cisco MCS 7835-H1-RC1, Cisco MCS 7835-I1-RC1
Cisco MCS 7835-H2-RC2, Cisco MCS 7835-I2-RC2
Cisco MCS 7835-H1-RC2, Cisco MCS 7835-I1-RC2

200 concurrent users

Cisco MCS 7845-H2-RC1, Cisco MCS 7845-I2-RC1
Cisco MCS 7845-H1-RC1, Cisco MCS 7845-I1-RC1
Cisco MCS 7845-H2-RC2, Cisco MCS 7845-I2-RC2
Cisco MCS 7845-H1-RC2, Cisco MCS 7845-I1-RC2

200 concurrent users


Web Conferencing Capacity on Additional Server

Server Software Requirements

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express server runs on the Cisco Linux-based operating system. This operating system is included with the application.

Client Software Requirements: Windows

Make sure that Microsoft Windows user workstations meet the client software requirements in Table 3, or provide these requirements to your users.

Table 3 Microsoft Windows Client Software Requirements

Supported Operating Systems
Supported Browsers
Adobe Flash Player

Windows Vista (Business or Enterprise)

Windows 2000 Pro SP2 or later

Windows 2000 Server Edition SP2 or later

Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP2 or later

Windows XP SP1 or later

Internet Explorer 5.5, 6.0, 7.0

Netscape 7.1, 7.2, 8.0. 8.1, 9.0, 9.1

Mozilla 1.6, 1.7

Firefox 1.0.3, 2.0, 3.0

Adobe Flash Player Release 8.0 - Release 10

Note If you are using Adobe Flash Player 10, make sure that you install Flash Player separately from your installation of Internet Explorer or FireFox. If you are using both Internet Explorer and Firefox for web conferencing, install Flash Player from both interfaces.


Installing Adobe Flash Player on Internet Explorer 8


Step 1 Go to the Adobe Flash Player download page at www.adobe.com.

Step 2 From the Download page, click Install.

Step 3 Download and install the Adobe Flash Player.


Installing Adobe Flash Player on FireFox 3.6


Step 1 Go to the Adobe Flash Player download page at www.adobe.com.

Step 2 From the Download page, click Install.

Step 3 Install the Adobe Download Manager add-on (the message appears below the toolbar).

Step 4 Restart FireFox.

Step 5 Go to the Adobe Flash Player download page again.

Step 6 Click Install. The previously installed Download Manager appears and the Adobe Flash Player is installed.


Client Software Requirements: Apple Macintosh

Make sure that Apple Macintosh user workstations meet the client software requirements in Table 4, or provide these requirements to your users.

Table 4 Apple Macintosh Client Software Requirements

Supported Operating Systems
Supported Browsers
Adobe Flash Player

Mac OS 9.21

Mac OS 10.2

Mac OS 10.4

Mac OS 10.5

Safari 1.1

Netscape 7.1, 7.2, 8.0. 8.1, 9.0, 9.1

Mozilla 1.6, 1.7

Firefox 1.0.3, 2.0, 3.0

Adobe Flash Player Release 8.0 - Release 10

Note If you are using Adobe Flash Player 10 with Firefox, make sure that you install Flash Player separately from your installation of FireFox.

1 See the "Restrictions for Apple Macintosh Clients" section.


Restrictions for Apple Macintosh Clients

On Mac OS 9.2, Mozilla 1.2.1 is the only supported browser. Sharing a screen from Mac OS 9.2 is not available.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express does not work with Intel-based Apple Macintosh clients if SSL is enabled on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system. In this case, users with Macs cannot join meetings and if a user with a Mac tries to join the meeting, the meeting closes to all users, including non-Mac users.

Client Software Requirements: Linux

Make sure that Linux user workstations meet the client software requirements in Table 5, or provide these requirements to your users.

Table 5 Linux Client Software Requirements

Supported Operating Systems
Supported Browsers
Adobe Flash Player

RedHat 9

RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 or later

Netscape 7.1, 7.2, 8.0. 8.1, 9.0, 9.1

Mozilla 1.6, 1.7

Firefox 1.0.3, 2.0, 3.0

Adobe Flash Player Release 8.0 - Release 10

Note If you are using Adobe Flash Player 10 with Firefox, make sure that you install Flash Player separately from your installation of FireFox.


Restrictions for Linux Clients

The screen-sharing feature is not available on the Linux platform. Nevertheless, users may view and annotate screens shared by users on other platforms.

Client Software Requirements: Sun Solaris

Make sure that Sun Solaris user workstations meet the client software requirements in Table 6, or provide these requirements to your users.

Table 6 Sun Solaris Client Software Requirements

Supported Operating Systems
Supported Browsers
Adobe Flash Player

Solaris 9

Solaris 10

Netscape 7.1, 7.2, 8.0. 8.1, 9.0, 9.1

Mozilla 1.6, 1.7

Firefox 1.0.3, 2.0, 3.0

Adobe Flash Player Release 8.0 - Release 10

Note If you are using Adobe Flash Player 10 with Firefox, make sure that you install Flash Player separately from your installation of FireFox.


Restrictions for Sun Solaris Clients

The screen-sharing feature is not available on the Sun Solaris platform. Nevertheless, users may view and annotate screens shared by users on other platforms.

Call-Control Requirements

Unless your system is being used solely for ad hoc conferencing, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express requires integration with one of the call-control systems listed in Table 7.


Note The names for Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.3, Release 5.1, and Release 6.0 have been changed to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 4.3, Release 5.1, and Release 6.0.

The names of Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.0, Release 4.1, Release 4.2, and Release 5.0 have not changed and remain the same.


Table 7 Call-Control System Options 

Call-Control System
Restrictions

Cisco CallManager Release 3.3

H.323 environment only. SIP is not supported.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 4.0 or later

For SIP integration with Cisco Unified CallManager Release 5.0, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express requires Cisco Unified CallManager Release 5.0.4 or later.

Video is supported with Release 4.1 or later, Release 5.1 or later, and Release 6.0 and later.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Release 3.3 or later

Scheduled and reservationless video is not supported.

Standards-based H.3231 or SIP2 call-control systems

 

1 H.323 call-control systems and video endpoints must be capable of supporting midcall video escalation and de-escalation. Upon joining the meeting, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express negotiates the video session by sending a second H.245 Terminal Capabilities Set message indicating the video compression in use for the meeting. H.323 call-control systems and endpoints must also support H.245 alphanumeric or H.245 signal dual tone multifrequency (DTMF) relay for transmitting digits.

2 SIP call-control systems and video endpoints must be capable of supporting midcall video escalation and de-escalation. Upon joining the meeting, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express negotiates the video session by sending a SIP REINVITE message indicating the video compression in use for the meeting. SIP call-control systems and endpoints must support either Key Press Markup Language (KPML) or RFC 2833 DTMF signaling.


Directory Requirements

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system requires one of the following systems for directory authentication:

Cisco CallManager 3.3 or later

Cisco CallManager 3.3 or later using Microsoft Active Directory 2000 or later

Cisco CallManager 3.3 or later using SunONE Directory Server 5.2

Cisco CallManager 3.3 or later using Netscape Directory Server 4.x

Quality of Service (QoS) Requirements

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system requires a network enabled with DiffServ (RFC 2474, 2475) QoS for voice traffic.

Ad Hoc Web Conferencing Requirements

On a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system, ad hoc web conferencing is supported with Cisco Unified Personal Communicator Release 1.2 and later releases. For more information about integrating with Cisco Unified Personal Communicator, see the Configuration and Maintenance Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.x.

See the following sections for ad hoc web conferencing client software requirements:

Client Software Requirements: Windows

Client Software Requirements: Apple Macintosh

Client Software Requirements: Linux

Client Software Requirements: Sun Solaris

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Phone View Requirements

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Phone View allows you to conveniently access certain Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express 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 Express Phone View is available only to Cisco Unified IP Phones that are registered to Cisco Unified Communications Manager.


Note The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Phone View is not supported with Cisco Unified CallManager Express or Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express.


Table 8 lists the supported Cisco Unified IP Phone models.

Table 8 Supported Cisco Unified IP Phones for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Service 

Cisco Unified IP Phone Model
Requirements

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7940G

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

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7941G and 7941G-GE

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7960G

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

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7961G and 7961G-GE

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7970G

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7971 G-GE

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


Video Conferencing Endpoint Requirements

The following are video endpoints that can be used with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express:

Cisco Unified Personal Communicator 1.2 or later

Cisco Unified IP phone models and Cisco IP Communicator versions supported by Cisco Unified Video Advantage 2.0(2) or later

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7985G models

Third-party video endpoints supporting SCCP (See the Cisco Technology Developer Program site for certified third-party SCCP video endpoints: http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/ecoa/Search)

Third-party video endpoints supporting H.323 (H.323 call-control systems and video endpoints must be capable of supporting midcall video escalation and de-escalation. Upon joining the meeting, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express negotiates the video session by sending a second H.245 Terminal Capabilities Set message indicating the video compression in use for the meeting. H.323 call-control systems and endpoints must also support H.245 alphanumeric or H.245 signal DTMF relay for transmitting digits.)

Third-party video endpoints supporting SIP (SIP call-control systems and video endpoints must be capable of supporting midcall video escalation and de-escalation. Upon joining the meeting, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express negotiates the video session by sending a SIP REINVITE message indicating the video compression in use for the meeting. SIP call-control systems and endpoints must support either KPML or RFC 2833 DTMF signaling.)

Outlook Integration Requirements

If your system integrates with Microsoft Outlook, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express requires the following:

Microsoft Outlook 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003, or 2007 Service Pack 1 or 2


Note We do NOT support Microsoft Outlook 2010.


Microsoft Exchange 2000, 2003 Service Pack 2, or 2007 Service Pack 1

System Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT

Hardware Server Requirements

Server Software Requirements

Quality of Service (QoS) Requirements

Ad Hoc Voice and Video Conferencing Requirements

Ad Hoc Web Conferencing Requirements

Video Conferencing Endpoint Requirements

Hardware Server Requirements

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT system is a software product that is loaded onto a hardware server. The hardware server must meet the following requirements:

One of the following server models:

Cisco 7800 Series Media Convergence Server (MCS) listed in Table 9.

Cisco-approved, customer-provided third-party server that is the exact equivalent of one of the supported Cisco MCS servers. Go to http://www.cisco.com/go/swonly.

DVD-ROM drive

Keyboard, mouse, and monitor


Note Additional server requirements, such as port and IP address requirements and switch requirements, are described in the Installation and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.x.


The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express installer checks for the presence of the DVD-ROM drive, sufficient hard drive and memory sizes, and sufficient CPU type and speed.

Table 9 Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT—Supported Cisco 7800 Series MCS Models 

System
Ad Hoc Voice Conferencing Capacity
(concurrent users)
Ad Hoc Web Conferencing Capacity
(concurrent users)
Ad Hoc Video Conferencing Capacity 1
(concurrent users)
Cisco MCS 7825 Servers

Cisco MCS 7825-H3-RC1

20 to 30

6 to 30

6 to 30

Cisco MCS 7825-I3-RC1

20 to 30

6 to 30

6 to 30

Cisco MCS 7825-H2-RC1

20 to 30

6 to 30

6 to 30

Cisco MCS 7825-I2-RC1

20 to 30

6 to 30

6 to 30

Cisco MCS 7825-H1-RC1

20 to 30

6 to 30

6 to 30

Cisco MCS 7825-I1-RC1

20 to 30

6 to 30

6 to 30

Cisco MCS 7835 Servers

Cisco MCS 7835-H2-RC1

20 to 40

6 to 40

6 to 40

Cisco MCS 7835-I2-RC1

20 to 40

6 to 40

6 to 40

Cisco MCS 7835-H1-RC1

20 to 40

6 to 40

6 to 40

Cisco MCS 7835-I1-RC1

20 to 40

6 to 40

6 to 40

Cisco MCS 7835-H2-RC2

20 to 40

6 to 40

6 to 40

Cisco MCS 7835-I2-RC2

20 to 40

6 to 40

6 to 40

Cisco MCS 7835-H1-RC2

20 to 40

6 to 40

6 to 40

Cisco MCS 7835-I1-RC2

20 to 40

6 to 40

6 to 40

1 Video-conferencing capacity assumes a configured video maximum bit rate of 320 kbps. Configuring a higher maximum bit rate may result in reduced video-conferencing capacity.


Server Software Requirements

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT server runs on the Cisco Linux-based operating system. This operating system is included with the application.

Quality of Service (QoS) Requirements

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT system requires a network enabled with DiffServ (RFC 2474, 2475) QoS for voice traffic.

Ad Hoc Voice and Video Conferencing Requirements

On a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT system, ad hoc video conferencing is only supported with Cisco Unified Personal Communicator Release 1.2 and later releases.

Only Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 4.1 and later releases are supported.

To enable ad hoc voice and video conferencing, you must configure your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT system as a Cisco video conference bridge in Cisco Unified Communications Manager. Ad hoc voice and video conferencing is available only to endpoint devices and trunks that are registered to Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

For more information about enabling and configuring ad hoc voice and video conferencing, see the Configuration and Maintenance Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.x.

Ad Hoc Web Conferencing Requirements

On a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT system, ad hoc web conferencing is supported with Cisco Unified Personal Communicator Release 1.2 and later releases. Voice conferencing via the web is also supported on Cisco Unified Personal Communicator Release 1.2. For more information about integrating with Cisco Unified Personal Communicator, see the Configuration and Maintenance Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.x.

See the following sections for ad hoc web conferencing client software requirements:

Client Software Requirements: Windows

Client Software Requirements: Apple Macintosh

Client Software Requirements: Linux

Client Software Requirements: Sun Solaris

Video Conferencing Endpoint Requirements

Table 10 lists the video endpoints supported with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT.

Table 10 Video Conferencing Endpoints

Endpoints supporting initiation of impromptu voice and video conferences

Cisco Unified Personal Communicator Release 1.2 or later

Cisco Unified IP Phone models and Cisco IP Communicator supported by Cisco Unified Video Advantage Release 2.0(2) or later

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7985 G models

Third-party video endpoints using SCCP

Endpoints that can participate in impromptu voice and video conferences

Cisco Unified Personal Communicator Release 1.2 or later

Cisco Unified IP Phone models and Cisco IP Communicator supported by Cisco Unified Video Advantage Release 2.0(2) or later

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7985 G models

Third-party video endpoints using SCCP

H.323-based video endpoints registered with Cisco Unified Communications Manager

SIP-based video endpoints registered with Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Endpoints supporting initiation of impromptu voice and web conferences

Cisco Unified Personal Communicator Release 1.2 or later

Endpoints that can participate in impromptu web conferences

Cisco Unified Personal Communicator Release 1.2 or later

Desktops listed in the following sections (Cisco Unified Personal Communicator users can send the web conference URL to these users):

Client Software Requirements: Windows

Client Software Requirements: Apple Macintosh

Client Software Requirements: Linux

Client Software Requirements: Sun Solaris


Related Documentation

See the Documentation Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

New and Changed Information

This release of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express includes the following new features:

Support for Microsoft Exchange 2007 (CSCsl60886)

Increased security for the platform and application

Ability to support Adobe Macromedia Flash Release 10

Ability to support Mac OS 10.5

Requirement to change the admin password during installation (CSCsd94912)

Automation of the installation of intermediate SSL certificates (CSCsq59828)

Addition of a log out button to the Microsoft Outlook plug-in (CSCsh68801)

Addition of a page in the Administration Center to verify the system configuration (CSCsm46992)

For information about all available features and benefits, see the data sheet for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6533/products_data_sheets_list.html.

Installation and Upgrade Notes

Installing a New System

Upgrading an Existing System

Installing a New System

For new installations, you must order the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system software and licensing. Go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ordering/ or contact your Cisco sales representative.

Each Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express shipment comes with an installation DVD, which is required for all new installations. The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express operating system and application software is installed from the installation DVD.

For step-by-step installation and upgrade instructions, see the Installation and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.x.

Upgrading an Existing System

From Cisco.com you can download upgrade-only software images that are used to upgrade from an earlier software release to a later software release of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

To download this software, go to http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/sw-voice.shtml. You must have an account on Cisco.com to access the Software Center. The images posted at the Software Center require existing installations of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

For information about upgrading to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.x, see the Installation and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.x and the following information:

Supported Upgrade Paths

After the Upgrade

Supported Upgrade Paths

The supported upgrade paths are:

Release 2.0.3.35 to Release 2.1.1

Release 2.0.2.126 to Release 2.1.1

Release 1.2.0.111 to Release 2.0.3.35 to Release 2.1.1

Release 1.2.1.23 to Release 2.0.3.35 to Release 2.1.1

After the Upgrade

After upgrading to Release 2.1.1, reboot the system following this procedure:

Procedure


Step 1 Log in as the mpxadmin user. For information about logging in and using the command line interface (CLI), see the Configuration and Maintenance Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.x.

Step 2 Change to the root user by entering su - and the root user password.

Step 3 Go to the CLI and enter reboot


Limitations and Restrictions

Limitations

Closed Caveats

Limitations

Cisco Unified Communications Manager does not support the logical partitioning feature for calls that involve Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Closed Caveats

The following caveats have been closed, which means that Cisco acknowledges that there is a problem but is choosing not to fix it. See the "Using Bug Toolkit" section for information about accessing these caveats.

Table 11 Closed Caveats for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.1

Identifier
Severity
Component
Headline

CSCsi81297

2

telephony

System hung up state - unable to join any meeting - stuck conferences

CSCsf14015

3

telephony

Disconnecting an outdial to an auto answer device causes issues

CSCsi58811

3

translation

FR: Unreadable softkeys on PH service prevent user's access

CSCsk50984

3

translation

RU: MPE service page not loadable for phone with Russian locale

CSCsk69750

3

translation

FR: Translation issues for French locale

CSCsu73586

4

notifications

SMTP notification for recurring mtg cross Daylight Saving Time change


Caveats

Using Bug Toolkit

Hardware Caveats

Open Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Using Bug Toolkit

Known problems (bugs) are graded according to severity level. These release notes contain descriptions of the following:

All severity level 1 or 2 bugs.

Significant severity level 3 bugs.

All customer-found bugs.

You can search for problems by using the Cisco Software Bug Toolkit.

Before You Begin

To access Bug Toolkit, you need the following items:

Internet connection

Web browser

Cisco.com user ID and password

Procedure


Step 1 To access the Bug Toolkit, go to http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/action.do?hdnAction=searchBugs.

Step 2 Log in with your Cisco.com user ID and password.

Step 3 To look for information about a specific problem, enter the bug ID number in the "Search for Bug ID" field, then click Go.


For information about how to search for bugs, create saved searches, and create bug groups, click Help in the Bug Toolkit page.

Hardware Caveats

See the documentation for your specific hardware server. Documentation for Cisco 7800 Series Media Convergence Servers can be found at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Open Caveats

The caveats in Table 12 describe possible unexpected behavior in the latest Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express software release. These caveats may also be open in previous releases. Only severity 1, severity 2, and select severity 3 open caveats, as well as all customer-found defects, are provided in this document, and they are listed in order of severity and then in alphanumeric order by bug identifier. For more information about an individual defect, click or go to the URL in Table 12 to access the online record for that defect, including workarounds.

Because defect status continually changes, be aware that Table 12 reflects a snapshot of the defects that were open at the time this report was compiled. For an updated view of open defects, access the Bug Toolkit (see the "Using Bug Toolkit" section).

Table 12 Open Caveats for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express 

Identifier
Severity
Component
Headline

CSCsd20410

2

web-conf

Reservationless meeting stays locked on the web when the floor is open

CSCsd87801

2

web-conf

Web conference failed

CSCse16565

2

web-conf

SQL Exception: deadlock detect and unable to join the meeting

CSCse35437

2

web-conf

ISAM error: deadlock detected while running the load of 110 web users

CSCsg46516

2

web-conf

Web conf -120 users session - SSL- causing FCS core memory leak and crash

CSCsh90482

2

web-conf

Web conf shuts down with FCS health check failed amidst audio only traffic

CSCsi41329

2

web-conf

System not working with Macs and hanging entire system when SSL is enabled

CSCsi72176

2

web-conf

Web conf dead on SMA secondary server amidst moderate traffic

CSCsi79213

2

web-conf

Flashcomm disconnect on external server upon audio/video stress traffic

CSCsv63044

2

web

MPE uses 2 web ports for every 1 web user

CSCsd16287

3

web-conf

Meeting room open with note pod message default template not working

CSCsd62311

3

web-conf

UC application not visible in web collaboration shared desktop

CSCse43702

3

web-conf

FR: Decimal separator needs to be localized in web-conf bandwidth metrics

CSCsg02771

3

web-conf

Presenter add-in does not work on Intel-based Macintosh clients

CSCsg14974

3

web-conf

Stop sharing button does not appear for a specific application

CSCsg39988

3

web-conf

Web conf pods are blank - possible meeting time out after 30 mins

CSCsh61020

3

web-conf

Untranslated string when trying to rename participant- web conf

CSCsh61030

3

web-conf

Japanese fonts not listed in white board text tool option- web conf

CSCsi26667

3

translation

GE: Untranslated term in outlook screen

CSCsi71598

3

telephony

H.264 video endpoints - receiving "help prompt" without any user input

CSCsi72331

3

web-conf

nmpagent crash on SMA -primary server upon start of audio traffic

CSCsj17830

3

web-conf

Guest user can not outdial from external MPE

CSCsk12080

3

web-conf

Guest sets bandwidth to value larger than scheduler's bandwidth

CSCsk15186

3

web-conf

Meeting room connection status menu loads English page, not localized page

CSCsk16691

3

web-conf

Sharing full screen pop-up not localized

CSCsk21182

3

web-conf

Start screen sharing window is not translated

CSCsk21335

3

web-conf

Error message window isn't translated

CSCsk21469

3

web-conf

Window rename participant is partly translated

CSCsk21504

3

web-conf

Stop sharing menu is not translated

CSCsk26086

3

web-conf

Any web participant user able to change moderator permission

CSCsk44733

3

web-conf

Web conferencing will not run with browsers

CSCsk48598

3

web-conf

Meeting room disconnected when running 250 web with SSL

CSCsk55108

3

web-conf

No participant list or chat pod in web meeting room

CSCsk56027

3

web-conf

Web meeting room - Control message in lower left corner

CSCsk58784

3

web-conf

Unable to install add-in from the main browser test page

CSCsk98069

3

web-conf

Last name should come first, followed by first name in Japanese locale

CSCsl12033

3

web-conf

CN: Translation issue on Chinese locale

CSCsl14288

3

web-conf

No speaker event on secondary server but primary server works

CSCsl21476

3

web-conf

No participant list, chat pod, note pod, or sharing button in web meeting room

CSCsm42684

3

email

MPE Exchange configuration properly configured - fails

CSCsr74807

3

web-conf

Vulnerability exists in the Macromedia JRun web server component

CSCsu88196

3

web-conf

Error: Unsupported Linux version when opening meeting room

CSCsv04719

3

installer

Time zone label and select list not correct

CSCsv05166

3

installer

MPE installer allows underscore in hostname although it is invalid

CSCsv05220

3

system

System is frozen after upgrade--kernel panic message

CSCsv06431

3

system

Password automatically changed upon installation

CSCsv06969

3

web-conf

Cannot install Presenter Add-in on a Polish version in a WinXP

CSCsv19254

3

licensing

License defunct process creates zombie process

CSCsv22451

3

web-conf

"The default template feature is not working" message from Breeze

CSCsv22460

3

web-conf

No server is available from Adobe when running the load

CSCsv26898

3

outlook

After one occurrence passed, unable to reschedule meeting series

CSCsv35306

3

other

Take a long delay before welcome prompt

CSCsv35372

3

other

No recording space available when using the profile user

CSCsv35726

3

web-conf

SQL exception and deadlock message found in debug.log

CSCsv46808

3

system

Change system date/time cause password change and Breeze dead

CSCsv52663

3

installer

MPE upgrade rollback causes breeze to fail

CSCsv60641

3

translation

No German prompt played when dial into system

CSCsv60656

3

translation

German outlook plug-in installation fails

CSCsv64064

3

email

System not bootable after DVD ISO operating system install

CSCsv67858

3

email

Time zones in MPE need to be updated to latest (2008g or later)

CSCsv86254

3

email

Outlook 12 monthly recurrence fails

CSCsk03239

4

outlook

Outlook plug-in allowed if only ad hoc software license installed

CSCsk48816

4

email

MPE web error message

CSCsu45694

4

web-conf

Name containing apostrophe breaks chat

CSCsu57053

4

web

MPE 2.0 Vista sharing Office 2007 apps does not show Pause Annotate menu

CSCsu63320

4

email

Cptrace command showing random users terminated the meeting

CSCsu57015

5

outlook

Outlook > New Meeting > Voice + Web > NO option

CSCsf28733

6

telephony

CCA support for unlimited DID numbers

CSCsf28789

6

admin

Change admin UI to support unlimited number of DID numbers

CSCsi28010

6

web-conf

Perf: web conf crash on 120-web conf on 7825-H1 over 12-hour

CSCsk66766

6

telephony

Implement CLID according to presentation indicator in H.323 setup message

CSCsl05011

6

outlook

Enable password field for reservationless option in Outlook


Resolved Caveats

This section lists caveats that are resolved but that may have been open in previous releases.

Only severity 1, severity 2, and select severity 3 resolved caveats, as well as all customer-found defects, are provided in this document, and they are listed in order of severity and then in alphanumeric order by bug identifier. For more information about an individual defect, click or go to the URL below the defect to access the online record for that defect.

Because defect status continually changes, be aware that this document reflects a snapshot of the defects that were resolved at the time this report was compiled. For an updated view of resolved defects, access the Bug Toolkit (see the "Using Bug Toolkit" section).

The following defects were resolved in Release 2.1.

Table 13 Resolved in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Release 2.1

Identifier
Severity
Component
Headline

CSCsr61095

1

web-conf

Breeze Web Conferencing becomes slow and unresponsive

CSCsr62471

1

web-conf

MPE: Presenter Add-in not recognized with Flash v9.0.115 and v9.0.124

CSCsd81531

2

web-conf

Lock down web conferencing able to see OEM-specific information

CSCsq05672

2

mixer

Slightly corrupted input RTP stream becomes worse after mixing

CSCsq30577

2

web-conf

breeze dead but subsys locked after running SMA with SSL on

CSCsq35544

2

other

Nmpagent crashed when the server under the load

CSCsr42213

2

system

Multiple issues found during Nessus scan

CSCsu92427

2

system

System is going down for reboot every several minutes

CSCsu99446

2

system

Executing infocap freezes/reboots the system

CSCsv25086

2

other

User web request timeout after the load testing

CSCsv31317

2

web-conf

Cannot join meetings when Adobe Flash 10 is installed

CSCsg44634

3

telephony

CUPC web meetings incorrectly include the roster, chat, and note pods

CSCsi26667

3

translation

GE: Untranslated term in outlook screen

CSCsi53618

3

database

System reboot with software failure in module 5(ConfSched)

CSCsi59983

3

email

Reschedule recurring meeting- wrong frequency field in email notification

CSCsi99954

3

system

CSA applications on removable media allows execution

CSCsj18094

3

telephony

End meeting when one user on web conference doesn't work

CSCsj87086

3

admin

Voice/web license upgrade doesn't add the incremental

CSCsk25755

3

userweb

Reservationless mtgs page from SMA server not showing video option

CSCsk54902

3

web

MPE 2.0 -Modifying a meeting gives not enough video resources

CSCsk96295

3

outlook

Only first occurrence placed in Outlook calendar when scheduled from user web

CSCsl15119

3

email

System does not send notification after rescheduling site of meeting

CSCsl20711

3

outlook

Wrong frequency after rescheduling

CSCsl20733

3

upgrade

No telephony events after upgrade on SMA secondary server

CSCsl22197

3

outlook

Reschedule length of meeting by mouse with Vista and Outlook 2007

CSCsl23854

3

outlook

Reschedule start time of one occurrence with Vista and Outlook 2003

CSCsm28380

3

email

MP E 2.0.1.15 $notify_mtg_type $notify_meeting_type Tag F

CSCsm42684

3

email

MeetingPlace Express Exchange Configuration Properly Configured - Fails

CSCso30747

3

web

Incorrect Meeting status on external server

CSCso38934

3

web

Web user interface display should be 1993-2008 instead of 2007

CSCso73961

3

email

MPE notification corrupted if notify_recur_pattern missing from template

CSCso88633

3

installer

SNMP config is wiped out after MPE upgrade

CSCso91686

3

video

MPE video conf bridge should reject unsupported OMMRC

CSCsq10161

3

outlook

SMA: Meetings get scheduled on internal server

CSCsq11920

3

outlook

SMA: Hide "Web meeting room access" radio button

CSCsq19245

3

telephony

Changes not reflected to all rescheduled meetings

CSCsq28176

3

snmp

No response for SNMP CPQSM2-MIB from MPE (HP) box

CSCsq59862

3

other

Disk full protection

CSCsq61593

3

web

Invite participant link from within meeting room is broken with SMA

CSCsq63826

3

licensing

Max 250 license failure

CSCsq68997

3

mixer

Frequent gyromain crashes

CSCsq72571

3

snmp

Sys Unit in trap has a wrong value in MPE

CSCsq79449

3

telephony

SR608631407 - MPE continuing issue (CCA crashes when out of license)

CSCsq87875

3

email

MPE 2.0.3, Unable to remove notification configuration

CSCsq88762

3

outlook

Cannot book meeting on July 31 - using Outlook plug-in

CSCsr04299

3

email

E-mail notification shown Alaska DST instead Atlantic DST

CSCsr10376

3

system

Failed to upgrade to 2.0.3 due to corrupted registry

CSCsr15582

3

web

Unable to mute 11th user in "auto-attend mode"

CSCsr28939

3

snmp

Incorrect value on hardware unit number from MPE SNMP trap

CSCsr42190

3

installer

Installer: net-snmp rpm needs to be upgraded in MPE

CSCsr42280

3

video

MPE video fails if video endpoint bit rate equals MPE conf max bit rate

CSCsr44152

3

web-conf

Adobe Flash Media Server issues

CSCsr61623

3

system

MPE install failures on servers with certain CPUs

CSCsr68616

3

email

OL 2007 SP1 to OL 2003 CTA link has extra space

CSCsr79403

3

outlook

Schedule voice/video + web meeting via outlook

CSCsr92556

3

outlook

Meeting deleted from calendar still exists on MPE server

CSCsr98527

3

installer

MPE installer allows install on Server with single NIC

CSCsu05613

3

telephony

SMA outdial fails until the actual meeting start time

CSCsu22736

3

docs

MPE Vulnerable to SQL injection

CSCsu41321

3

installer

JITC: MPE needs to install STIG RPM

CSCsu77288

3

web

IP table has incorrect (FQDN) entry, keeping SMA-2s from connecting

CSCsu85208

3

userweb

Rescheduling failure caused by insufficient license deletes mtg from DID

CSCsu93695

3

other

Vista browser test error message--OS should be supported

CSCsv24771

3

system

NTPD process does not start following a reboot

CSCsv57755

3

email

MPE does not schedule meetings correctly for Nov 2008

CSCsc72228

4

snmp

SNMP shown 2nd host name as primary after swap IP is made

CSCsk36742

4

web-conf

After upgrade users cannot do data conferencing

CSCsq11926

4

outlook

SMA: Browser test link points to the internal server

CSCsq35356

4

outlook

MPE Microsoft Exchange password limitations

CSCsq61574

4

docs

Reservationless meeting always start on DMZ server

CSCsr01753

4

telephony

Error when trying to schedule a biweekly meeting with at least 4 occurrences

CSCsr05319

4

telephony

Unyielding meeting extensions MPE

CSCsr18090

4

telephony

Invitees not removed from reoccurrence of meeting after reschedule

CSCsr51915

4

outlook

Auto save in Office 2007 triggers a scheduling event in MPE for OL

CSCsr99250

4

docs

Missing SMA SSL backup/restore steps for upgrades

CSCsu08363

4

docs

User locked interval field needs better description

CSCsu09771

4

email

Invitees list sent on a email will not show user without a profile

CSCsu27272

4

telephony

MPE calling attendant voice volume is very low

CSCsv01813

4

docs

Upgrade from CCC to MPE2.x is not supported-Needs documentation

CSCsv46890

4

outlook

MPE Outlook plug-in - HTTP Status 403 error

CSCsl65921

5

email

MPE 2.0.2.126: Notification misspelled "dail" instead of "dial"

CSCso96485

5

licensing

checklic "defunct" processes show up in process list

CSCsu05713

5

docs

Presenter Add-in SMS install information

CSCsu35319

5

web

"Web meeting room access" does not line up on scheduling pages with SMA

CSCsg29945

6

system

No ability to turn off recording capability of users

CSCsg76192

6

system

MPE not binding web traffic to ETH1

CSCsh14564

6

web-conf

Change the end meeting option to exit meeting or remove it from MR

CSCsh64613

6

admin

CIA 1029, Need better status for Directory Authentication with CCM

CSCsk64433

6

system

MPE needs disk space management capabilities

CSCsl60886

6

outlook

MPE 2.0 needs to support Exchange 2007 native mode

CSCsm46992

6

other

MPE configuration verification script

CSCsm64399

6

web

JITC: Tomcat service needs to be started as mpxadmin (not root) user

CSCsm64415

6

web

JITC: Improve auditing on MPE server (protocol, request method+uri, etc)

CSCsm64425

6

web

JITC: Remove default Tomcat web applications

CSCsm64429

6

web

JITC: remove commented Java socket permissions

CSCsm64433

6

web

JITC: change Tomcat default shutdown command (on port 8005)

CSCsq59828

6

ssl

Automate application of intermediate SSL certs


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