This preface contains the following sections:
•Design Guide Use and Audience
•Cisco Unity Documentation
•Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
•Cisco Product Security Overview
Design Guide Use and Audience
The Design Guide for Cisco Unity Virtualization provides requirements, recommendations, policies, and performance metrics to aid in deploying a Cisco Unity system on VMware ESX. In many ways, deploying Cisco Unity on VMware ESX is identical to deploying on a physical server; however, this guide notes the differences for deploying in a virtualized environment.
The Design Guide is intended for anyone responsible for the design or configuration of a Cisco Unity system on VMware ESX. Successful deployments require cooperation between the groups responsible for the Cisco Unity system, VMware ESX software, server hardware, data networking, and storage. Organizations with strong internal cooperation among these groups and significant experience virtualizing applications using VMware ESX are the best candidates for Cisco Unity virtualization.
The Design Guide is to be used in conjunction with the related Cisco Unity documentation on Cisco.com. (See the next section, "Cisco Unity Documentation.")
Cisco Unity Documentation
Cisco Unity documentation is available on Cisco.com at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/tsd_products_support_series_home.html.
For descriptions and URLs of Cisco Unity documentation, see the Documentation Guide for Cisco Unity at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/products_documentation_roadmaps_list.html.
Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:
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Cisco Product Security Overview
This product contains cryptographic features and is subject to United States and local country laws governing import, export, transfer and use. Delivery of Cisco cryptographic products does not imply third-party authority to import, export, distribute or use encryption. Importers, exporters, distributors and users are responsible for compliance with U.S. and local country laws. By using this product you agree to comply with applicable laws and regulations. If you are unable to comply with U.S. and local laws, return this product immediately.
Further information regarding U.S. export regulations may be found at http://www.access.gpo.gov/bis/ear/ear_data.html.