Virtualization for Cisco Prime Collaboration Deployment (PCD)

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Version 12.5

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Co-residency support= Full
Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi=
Click for "IOPS"
6.0, 6.5, 6.7 (see notes)
Component &
Capacity Point

VM Configuration Requirements
click to download OVA file

Supported Hardware (Latest)
Click here to download support of non-orderable servers

vCPU

vRAM

vDisk

vNIC

UCS Tested Reference Configurations

UCS or 3rd-party Specs-based on Intel Xeon

Cisco Prime Collaboration Deployment (PCD)
See notes

2

4 GB

1 x 80 GB

1

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 


Version 12.1

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Co-residency support= Full
Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi=
Click for "IOPS"
5.0 U1, 5.1 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 (see notes) ; HX TRC 6.0 only
Component &
Capacity Point

VM Configuration Requirements
click to download OVA file

Supported Hardware (Latest)
Click here to download support of non-orderable servers

vCPU

vRAM

vDisk

vNIC

UCS Tested Reference Configurations

UCS or 3rd-party Specs-based on Intel Xeon

Cisco Prime Collaboration Deployment (PCD)
See notes

2

4 GB

1 x 80 GB

1

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 


Version 11.5(3) - 11.6(1)

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Co-residency support= Full
Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi=
Click for "IOPS"
11.6(1): 5.0 U1, 5.1 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 (see notes) ; HX TRC 6.0 only
11.5(3): 5.0 U1, 5.1 5.5, and 6.0 (see notes) ; HX TRC 6.0 only
Component &
Capacity Point

VM Configuration Requirements
click to download OVA file

Supported Hardware (Latest)
Click here to download support of non-orderable servers

vCPU

vRAM

vDisk

vNIC

UCS Tested Reference Configurations

UCS or 3rd-party Specs-based on Intel Xeon

Cisco Prime Collaboration Deployment (PCD)
See notes

2

4 GB

1 x 80 GB

1

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

* See mouse-over column heading for details


Version 10.x and 11.0

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Co-residency support= Full
Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi=

Click for "IOPS"

11.0: 5.0 U1, 5.1 5.5, and 6.0 (see notes)
10.x: 4.0 U4, 4.1 U2, 5.0 U1, 5.1, 5.5, and 6.0 (see notes)
Component &
Capacity Point

VM Configuration Requirements
click to download OVA file

Supported Hardware (Latest)
Click here to download support of non-orderable servers

vCPU

vRAM

vDisk

vNIC

UCS Tested Reference Configurations

UCS or 3rd-party Specs-based on Intel Xeon

Cisco Prime Collaboration Deployment (PCD)
See notes

2

4 GB

1 x 80 GB

1

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

* See mouse-over column heading for details


Notes on PCD VM configurations

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VM configuration applies to all TRCs, and for Specs-based both Restricted UC Performance CPUs and Full UC Performance CPUs. PCD OVA containing preinstalled app ships as part of UCM media kit.

PCD integrates with virtualized hosts running VMs for Cisco Unified Communications Manager or other PCD supported applications via ESXi APIs. To see which ESXi versions are supported for these APIs, see the Cisco Prime Collaboration Deployment Administration Guide.


IOPS and Storage System Performance Requirements

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This section provides the IOPS data for a Cisco Unified Communications Manager system under load. These values are per active VM. Which VMs are active, and how many are active simultaneously, depends on how the CUCM cluster nodes are setup with respect to service activation, redundancy groups, etc. (see www.cisco.com/go/ucsrnd for details).

93-98% ot total IO is "sequential writes" with an IO block size of 4 kilobytes.

  • Active call processing: As a reference, the following steady state IOPS were observed at various loads (expressed in Busy Hour Call Attempts):
    • 10K BHCA produces ~ 35 IOPS
    • 25K BHCA produces ~ 50 IOPS
    • 50K BHCA produces ~ 100 IOPS
    • 100K BHCA produces ~ 150 IOPS
  • Software upgrades during business hours generate 800 to 1200 IOPS in addition to steady state IOPS.
  • CDR/CMR via CDR Analysis and Reporting (CAR)
    • CUCM sending CDR/CMR to the external billing server does not incur any additional IOPS.
    • Enabling CAR continuous loading results in around 300 IOPS average on the system.
    • Scheduled uploads are around 250 IOPS for Publisher's VM only.
  • Trace collection is 100 IOPS (occurs on all VMs for which tracing is enabled).
  • Nightly backup (usually Publisher's VM only) is 50 IOPS