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The Cisco® Media Convergence Server 7825-H1 (MCS 7825-H1) is a powerful platform for the Cisco IP Communications applications. The Cisco MCS 7825-H1 occupies only 1 rack unit (RU) while providing the features most requested in a server platform at a very economical price point.
• Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHz processor, a 800MHz front side bus (FSB), and 1MB of Layer 2 cache
• PC3200 double-data-rate-1 (DDR1) 400MHz RAM
• Two gigabit network interface cards (NICs)
• Two 80GB serial advanced technology attachment (ATA) hard-disk drives configured in Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) 1
• Quick-deployment third-party rail kit
• 350W power-factor-correction (PFC) power supply
• 1RU (1.75-in.) form factor
• Integrated Lights Out (ILO) remote management
The Cisco MCS 7825-H1 supports the following Cisco applications:
• Cisco CallManager-Up to 1000 IP phones per server and 4000 IP phones per cluster
• Cisco Conference Connection-Up to 60 conference ports
• Cisco Emergency Responder-Up to 12,000 IP phones
• Cisco IPCC Express (Integrated Contact Distribution [ICD])
• Cisco IP Interactive Voice Response (IP IVR)
• Cisco IPICS
• Cisco Personal Assistant-Up to 2500 users per server
• Cisco Queue Manager
• Cisco Unity Unified Messaging-Up to 24 ports and 1000 mailboxes
KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
The Cisco MCS 7825-H1 is a robust, highly available server platform designed to support today's IP Communications applications. It uses a single Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHz processor with an 800MHz FSB.
The Cisco MCS 7825-H1 provides system-health LEDs and unit-identification lights on the front and back of the server to make pinpointing system issues easier than ever. When an internal component fails, this indication is made on an internal-component LED (amber) and on the front panel of the Cisco MCS 7825-H1. If the item is serviceable by removing the hood, as in the case of a fan failure, the internal-health LED illuminates. If no failures have occurred, the system-health LED is green. If the failure is critical and has caused the system to shut down, the LED is red.
In the Cisco MCS 7825-H1, the ROM is divided into two logical parts. When the system boots, the primary ROM side is executed and used in server operation. During a ROM flash, the backup side is flashed. When the flash is fully completed, the backup side becomes the primary. If under rare conditions the flash does not complete safely, potentially because of a power interruption, the backup is available to boot the system. In the situation where both images are valid, the user can select which image to use at boot time.
Serviceable SATA Disk Drives
The Cisco MCS 7825-H1 is configured with two 80GB serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) "cold-pluggable" disk drives configured in a RAID 1 mirror set. The server continues to operate if either of the two disk drives fails. The SATA disk drives are accessible to the end user through openings in the front bezel of the server. If a drive fails, the end user can schedule server downtime, power down the server, and replace the failed SATA drive by simply removing it (each drive is equipped with a front latch that positively mates the drive to the server) and replacing it with an un-configured spare drive. After restarting the server, the RAID 1 firmware initiates a re-mirroring of the new drive to ensure that drive redundancy on the Cisco MCS 7825-H1 is maintained. The serial-drive technology introduced in the Cisco MCS 7825-H1 provides Cisco Systems® customers with a highly reliable, high-performance, cost-effective solution.
DAT Tape Drive Support
The Cisco MCS 7825-H1 can support an optional 20 or 40GB external digital-audio-tape (DAT) drive. This tape drive connects through a Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) cable to an external SCSI port. The external DAT drive is orderable (part number MCS-EXT-DAT) and a PCI-based SCSI card is orderable (part number MCS-EXT-SCSI) to provide the external SCSI port. DAT support is only provided for Unity applications.
Table 1 gives specifications of the Cisco MCS 7825-H1.
Table 1. Product Specifications of Cisco MCS 7825-H1
Processor at Product Introduction
Prescott Pentium 4
Processor internal clock speed
3.4GHz (or greater)
Level 2 cache
Basic input/output system (BIOS) type
Memory bus clock
PC3200 DDR synchronous dynamic RAM (SDRAM)
Error Checking and Correction (ECC)
Total RAM slots
• 1GB (2 x 512) for ECS1 versions
• 2GB (2x 1GB) for CC1 and IPC1 versions
HP-integrated SATA RAID controller
Embedded to planar
Battery-backed write cache
RAID levels supported
Hard disk installed
2 x 80GB
Hard-disk interface type
SATA, 1.5 Gbps
Dual onboard 10/100/1000
Two RJ-45 connectors on back of server
10BASE-T cable support
EIA Categories 3, 4, or 5 unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) (2 or 4 pair) up to 328 ft (10m)
100BASE-TX cable support
EIA Category 5 UTP (2 pair) up to 328 ft (10m)
1000BASE-T cable support
EIA category 6 UTP (recommended), Category 5E UTP, 5 UTP (2 pair) up to 328 ft (10m)
PCI-X non-hot plug 133MHz, 64-bit slots
1 (full length)
PCI-X non-hot plug 100MHz, 64-bit slots
1 (half length)
Note: The Cisco 7825-H1 is not qualified for use with Cisco Unity voice cards for traditional PBX integration
Table 3. Ordering Information for Spare Servers by Application
Spare Part Number
Cisco Conference Connection
Cisco Emergency Responder
Cisco ICM Enterprise
Cisco ICM Hosted
Cisco IPCC Enterprise
Cisco IPCC Hosted
Cisco IPCC Express
Cisco IP IVR
Cisco Queue Manager
Cisco Unity Unified Messaging System
To order spare parts for the servers reference the table below.
Table 4. Ordering Information for Server Spare Parts
Spare Part Number
Spare 512MB SDRAM dual in-line memory module (DIMM) for Cisco MCS 7825-H1 server
Spare 1GB SDRAM dual in-line memory module (DIMM) for Cisco MCS 7825-H1 server
Spare 80GB SATA hard-disk drive, cold-pluggable
IDENTIFYING SERVER CPU SPEED
As the Cisco MCS 7825-H1 matures, the processor speeds will be changed as Intel retires slower processors and replaces them with faster processors. Table 5 provides the Cisco manufacturing part number that is shown on the chassis to help identify any processor speed of any individual server.
Table 5. Manufacturing Part Numbers by Processor Speed
Manufacturing Part Number Located on Server
Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHz
Initial production of server:
Intel Pentium 4 3.4 GHz
Initial production of server:
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