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Cisco TelePresence Content Server Software Release 6.0 Release Notes
These release notes describe the changes and improvements included in the Cisco TelePresence Content Server (Content Server) Software Release 6.0.
New Hardware and Software Features
These are the new hardware and software features and functionality:
•This release introduces the new third-generation Content Server hardware that runs Cisco Content Server Release 6.0 software. The third-generation Content Server hardware is based on the Cisco UCS C220 M3 server. For more information about the UCS C220 M3 hardware, see the Cisco TelePresence Content Server Release 6.0 Quick Start Guide and the Cisco UCS C220 Server Installation and Service Guide on Cisco.com.
•The Content Server Release 6.0 operating system software has upgraded from Microsoft Windows Server 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems Standard Edition. Windows Server 2008 is based on Windows NT 6.x and offers improvements in image-based installation, deployment and recovery, diagnostics, monitoring, event logging and reporting, and memory and file systems. For additional security capabilities, Windows Server 2008 Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol has been improved to version 1.2/2.0/3.0 compatibility (from TLS version 1.0 on Windows Server 2003).
•Beginning with Cisco Content Server Release 6.0, all Windows Server 2008 administration and configuration is accomplished by using Windows Remote Desktop Connection to access the Windows server administration interface.
•There are no new Content Server user interface commands, menus, or operational features in Release 6.0.
Content Server Compatibility Matrix
Table 1 lists Cisco Show and Share software versions that are compatible with Content Server software.
Table 1 Cisco Show and Share and Content Server Software Compatibility
Software Version Show and Share 5.2.1 Show and Share 5.2.2 Show and Share 5.2.3 Show and Share 5.3 and 5.3 Patch 1
Content Server 6.0
Table 2 lists the Cisco MXE 3500 software versions that are compatible with Content Server software.
Table 2 Cisco MXE 3500 and Content Server Software Compatibility
Software Version MXE 3.2 MXE 3.3
Content Server 6.0
•The third-generation Content Server ships with Cisco Content Server Release 6.0 pre-installed. This software release supports only new installations on third-generation server hardware. You cannot install Release 6.0 on older hardware or use it to migrate files from older hardware to the new server.
•Third-generation Content Servers in a cluster must all be the same hardware version. You cannot mix older (first- or second-generation) servers in a cluster with third-generation Content Servers.
•Multicast content delivery from Windows media services is not supported on Windows 2008 Standard Edition. The Content Server version 6.0 built-in Windows Media server can only stream unicast live video. For multicast live-streaming via the built-in Windows Media server you need to use an additional external Windows Media server.
•The USB media kit is used only for a third-generation Content Server software reimage. You cannot use the USB drive to upgrade the software on first- or second-generation server hardware.
•The Content Server Release 6.0 software has no partial restore or full restore functionality. To return a Content Server to the factory-default software, you can perform a software reimage. This procedure clears the server hard drive and then reinstalls the Content Server system software. See the "Maintaining the Content Server" chapter in the Cisco TelePresence Content Server Administration and User Guide for more information.
•The Content Server Release 6.0 software currently does not offer a migration path from earlier software versions.
Open and Resolved Caveats
Table 3 lists the open caveats in Content Server Release 6.0.
Table 3 Content Server Release 6.0 Open Caveats
Reference ID Summary
Content Server S6.0 - New Installation -503 Service Unavailable.
See the Field Notice for workaround instructions.
The Content Server supports only Microsoft Active Directory Server for LDAP and Domain authentication.
When configuring LDAP servers in the Authentication section of the Site Settings page, the Content Server cannot accept the root of an Active Directory domain as the base DN. Instead, you must specify an object that resides inside the root. A common root-level object is `OU=users.' If your users and groups are distributed between multiple root-level objects, specify each of them in separate LDAP servers.
Areas of green pixels might be displayed when starting playback and seeking in a Flash video streaming from a Wowza streaming server on some computers. The workaround is to update video drivers and/or turn off hardware acceleration. Visit the Adobe web site to view minimum hardware requirements for SD and HD video playback and video hardware acceleration support:
When HTTPS is used to view Content Server pages, users will not be able to view content in Silverlight and Flash players.
It is not possible to register more than 25 SIP aliases on the Content Server.
When the camera is turned off while reviewing recordings from a E20 endpoint, the review overlay will be missing, and a "No incoming video" error message will be displayed.
MCU recording on Content Server not password protected.
Audio/Video out of sync after doing 10 minutes of Content Server(mp4f)-Wowza-iPhone.
AV-SYNC issue on Live Streaming from Darwin with Content Server-VC SIP\H323 call.
Breaking audio on CTS endpoint for calls to a streaming server.
Check-uncheck re-transcode realtime movies leads to Content Server misconfiguration.
CE Engine restarted when VCS sends 2 invites for same call.
No multicast support for non-windows PCs with Content Server.
Image ghosting seen in the recording after presenting from CTS unit.
Content Server repair throwing some major warning.
Disabling Dual Video on Content Server System Call Configuration is not working.
Unable to play large recording in quicktime player in Content Server.
Content Server failed SIP registrations.
Content Server 5.3 Cannot shutdown/reboot from web management menu.
There is no proper check for \"from Email Address\" in Content Server SMTP setting.
Content Server Content Editor is not working correctly
AV Sync issue in Content Server-E20 call with Video on mute with Wowza as streamer.
Can't log in with a user that has unicode in the name with domain authen.
Content Server recordings using video + presentation from a TX9000 shows artifacts.
Content Server stops responding to any new requests after any mid-call signaling.
For TMS Scheduled call, Content Server showing wrong call duration while call is UP.
Content Server video with Flash jerky versus video with WMV appears fine.
Content Server needs password recovery procedures documented.
Content Server-MCU PIN Protected call having issue in SIP-H323 interworking call.
Content Server live stream is delayed by 20 to 22 seconds on Content Server portal playback.
Content Server 5.3 uploading limit of 2 GB.
Audio mixing on running two live streaming calls on TCS.
For Flash-based live streams, the audio for the live streams are mixed on the Content Server. The issue is not present for WMV-based live streams or for on-demand recordings.
There is no workaround.
Table 4 lists the resolved caveats in Content Server Release 6.0.
Updates to the Online Help
The Content Server online help was not updated for Release 6.0. Observe these online help caveats:
•All references to Windows Server 2003 should now be Windows Server 2008.
•Specific configuration instructions for Windows Server 2003 are no longer valid. See the Cisco TelePresence Content Server Administration and User Guide for the Windows Server 2008 configuration information.
•References to accessing the Window Server interface by using the Content Server user interface are no longer valid. You can access the Windows Server interface only by using Windows Remote Desktop Connection.
•References to mixed hardware clusters are no longer valid. You cannot mix older first- and second-generation hardware in a third-generation Content Server cluster.
•References to specific browser support are no longer valid. See the Cisco TelePresence Content Server Administration and User Guide for the version 6.0 supported browsers.
•License, Copyright, and Trademark information is no longer valid. See the Open Source Used In Cisco TelePresence Content Server Release 6.0 for the product license information.
Troubleshooting and Technical Support
Cisco recommends registering your product at http://www.cisco.com/cisco/support/notifications.html in order to receive notifications about the latest software and security updates. New feature and maintenance releases are published regularly, and we recommend that your Content Server software is always kept up to date.
Using the server logs to help solve a problem
You can use the server logs to produce debugging information to assist customer support in solving issues. From the Management tab, go to Diagnostics > Server logs to access the Content Server logs.
Getting more help
If you experience any problems when configuring or using the Content Server, consult the online help for an explanation of how individual features and settings work. Also, see the Cisco TelePresence Content Server Administration and User Guide for this release on Cisco.com.
When contacting Cisco for support, make sure that you have this information:
•The serial number and product model number of the server
•The software build number, which can be found on the product user interface
•Your contact email address or telephone number
•A full description of the problem
•Cisco TelePresence Content Server Documentation
•Cisco UCS C220 Documentation
•Cisco Capture Transform Share Documentation
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