The Cisco® Video Surveillance Manager for the Cisco Unified Computing System™ Express (UCS Express) represents the start of a new generation of virtualized appliances for use with the Cisco Video Surveillance Manager product line.
The Cisco integrated services router-a solution deployed in more than 80% of organizations with branch offices worldwide-is designed to deliver voice, data, and video for the site in a single and flexible network access platform. This flexibility can now encompass video surveillance with Cisco Video Surveillance Manager for UCS Express. Integrating physical security into the router provides a tighter linkage between video surveillance and other branch office applications that enhance efficiency and productivity.
Cisco Video Surveillance Manager for UCS Express employs mainstream Video Surveillance Manager technology that has been optimized for virtual environments. This technology can seamlessly integrate with new and existing Video Surveillance Manager deployments.
Table 1 describes the features of the Cisco Video Surveillance Manager for UCS Express platforms.
Table 1. Cisco Video Surveillance Manager for UCS Express Features
Proven surveillance platform
• Extends proven Video Surveillance Manager capabilities to virtual environment within UCS Express
• Seamless integration within new and existing Video Surveillance Manager deployment
Increased solution flexibility and operational efficiency
• Provides deployment flexibility and simplified management through the use of virtualization tools
• Decreases end-to-end time to deploy a fully functional virtual machine
Software Packaging and Installation
Table 2 describes how to obtain the Cisco Video Surveillance Manager for UCS Express.
Table 2. Cisco Video Surveillance Manager for UCS Express Software Packaging and Installation
Open Virtualization Format (OVF)
• Downloadable OVF virtual appliance in the form of a single file with the.ova extension
• Deployed with OVF templates/packages
Solution Deployment Requirements
The products listed in Table 3 must be deployed when using the Cisco Video Surveillance Manager for UCS Express.
Table 3. Cisco Video Surveillance Manager for UCS Express Deployment Requirements
Hypervisor and hypervisor management
• VMware vSphere 5.0 or later with VMware ESX or ESXi
Table 4 and Table 5 describe the specifications of the Cisco Video Surveillance Manager for UCS Express platform.
Table 4. Cisco Video Surveillance Manager on UCS Express Specifications
Maximum Number of Cameras
Maximum I/O (Mbps)
Maximum Raw Storage (TB)**
Table 5. Cisco Video Surveillance Manager on UCS Express Performance Per Bit Rsate Specifications
Stream Bit Rate
Maximum Number of Streams
Maximum Number of Cameras
The maximum number of cameras is defined as the highest number of endpoint streams, including IP camera and encoder sources, that can be managed at any given point in time. When a single camera is simultaneously transmitting dual streams and both are being recorded and/or displayed, it will count as two cameras for the purposes of this calculation.
The maximum I/O is defined as the highest aggregate bandwidth into and out of the Cisco Video Surveillance Manager for UCS Express for operating with exclusive access to the Cisco UCS Express hardware resources. Input sources include endpoint streams, and output destinations include active viewing workstations and video walls.
Maximum Raw Storage
The maximum raw storage is a simple calculation of the total number of disks available per platform multiplied by the maximum supported disk capacity. The actual usable storage will be less based on storage array, software, and operating system configurations. Refer to the Cisco UCS Express data sheets for technical specifications.
Table 6 lists the part numbers for the Cisco Video Surveillance Manager for UCS Express.
Table 6. Ordering Information
Cisco SRE9xx 32-port Video Surveillance Manager VM License
eDelivery License for Cisco SRE9xx 32-port Video Surveillance Manager VM
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