Virtualization for Cisco TelePresence Management Suite

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Version 15.9 (TMSXE 5.9)

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ALERT! This page has been updated to reflect compatibility with the latest M5 hardware. Click here to download support for M4 and older hardware.

Co-residency support= Full
Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi=
Click for "IOPS"
6.0, 6.5 (For application fresh installs on ESXi 6.5 (VMFS5 or 6) and/or vCenter 6.5, use minimum OVA file version Cisco_TMS_15.9.1.zip. Does not apply to ESXi version upgrades.)
Component &
Capacity Point

VM Configuration Requirements
click to download OVA file

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

vCPU

vRAM

vDisk

vNIC

UCS Tested Reference Configurations

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

 Business Edition 6000 Deployment

TMS/TMSXE/TMSPE/SQL
See Install Guide

1

4 GB

60GB

1 Gbit

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

 Regular Deployment

TMS/TMSXE/TMSPE/SQL
See Install Guide

2

8 GB

60GB

1 Gbit

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Large Deployment

TMS/TMSPE
See Install Guide

4

8 GB

200GB

1 Gbit

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

TMSXE (Extention for Microsoft Exchange)
See Install Guide

4

8 GB

100GB

1 Gbit

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SQL
See notes

4

16 GB

250GB

1 Gbit

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 


Version 15.8 (TMSXE 5.8)

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ALERT! This page has been updated to reflect compatibility with the latest M5 hardware. Click here to download support for M4 and older hardware.

Co-residency support= Full
Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi=
Click for "IOPS"
6.0, 6.5 (For application fresh installs on ESXi 6.5 (VMFS5 or 6) and/or vCenter 6.5, use minimum OVA file version Cisco_TMS_15.8.1.zip. Does not apply to ESXi version upgrades.)
Component &
Capacity Point

VM Configuration Requirements
click to download OVA file

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

vCPU

vRAM

vDisk

vNIC

UCS Tested Reference Configurations

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

 Business Edition 6000 Deployment

TMS/TMSXE/TMSPE/SQL
See Install Guide

1

4 GB

60GB

1 Gbit

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

 Regular Deployment

TMS/TMSXE/TMSPE/SQL
See Install Guide

2

8 GB

60GB

1 Gbit

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Large Deployment

TMS/TMSPE
See Install Guide

4

8 GB

200GB

1 Gbit

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

TMSXE (Extention for Microsoft Exchange)
See Install Guide

4

8 GB

100GB

1 Gbit

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SQL
See notes

4

16 GB

250GB

1 Gbit

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 


Version 15.7 (TMSXE 5.7)

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ALERT! This page has been updated to reflect compatibility with the latest M5 hardware. Click here to download support for M4 and older hardware.

Co-residency support= Full
Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi=
Click for "IOPS"
5.5, 6.0, 6.5 (For application fresh installs on ESXi 6.5 (VMFS5 or 6) and/or vCenter 6.5, use minimum OVA file version Cisco_TMS_15.7.1.zip. Does not apply to ESXi version upgrades.); 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 older/non-orderable servers

vCPU

vRAM

vDisk

vNIC

UCS Tested Reference Configurations

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

 Business Edition 6000 Deployment

TMS/TMSXE/TMSPE/SQL
See Install Guide

1

4 GB

60GB

1 Gbit

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

 Regular Deployment

TMS/TMSXE/TMSPE/SQL
See Install Guide

2

8 GB

60GB

1 Gbit

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Large Deployment

TMS/TMSPE
See Install Guide

4

8 GB

200GB

1 Gbit

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

TMSXE (Extention for Microsoft Exchange)
See Install Guide

4

8 GB

100GB

1 Gbit

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SQL
See notes

4

16 GB

250GB

1 Gbit

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 


Version 15.6 (TMSXE 5.6)

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ALERT! This page has been updated to reflect compatibility with the latest M5 hardware. Click here to download support for M4 and older hardware.

Co-residency support= Full
Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi=
Click for "IOPS"
5.5, 6.0, 6.5 (For application fresh installs on ESXi 6.5 (VMFS5 or 6) and/or vCenter 6.5, use minimum OVA file version Cisco_TMS_15.6.1.zip. Does not apply to ESXi version upgrades.); 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 older/non-orderable servers

vCPU

vRAM

vDisk

vNIC

UCS Tested Reference Configurations

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

 Business Edition 6000 Deployment

TMS/TMSXE/TMSPE/SQL
See Install Guide

1

4 GB

60GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

 Regular Deployment

TMS/TMSXE/TMSPE/SQL
See Install Guide

2

8 GB

60GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

 Large Deployment

TMS/TMSPE
See Install Guide

4

8 GB

200GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

TMSXE (Extention for Microsoft Exchange)
See Install Guide

4

8 GB

100GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SQL
See notes

4

16 GB

250GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

 


Version 15.5 (TMSXE 5.5)

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ALERT! This page has been updated to reflect compatibility with the latest M5 hardware. Click here to download support for M4 and older hardware.

Co-residency support= Full
Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi=
Click for "IOPS"
5.5, 6.0 ; 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 older/non-orderable servers

vCPU

vRAM

vDisk

vNIC

UCS Tested Reference Configurations

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

 Business Edition 6000 Deployment

TMS/TMSXE/TMSPE/SQL
See Install Guide

1

4 GB

60GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

 Regular Deployment

TMS/TMSXE/TMSPE/SQL
See Install Guide

2

8 GB

60GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

 Large Deployment

TMS/TMSPE
See Install Guide

4

8 GB

200GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

TMSXE (Extention for Microsoft Exchange)
See Install Guide

4

8 GB

100GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SQL
See notes

4

16 GB

250GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

 


Version 15.4 (TMSXE 5.4)

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ALERT! This page has been updated to reflect compatibility with the latest M5 hardware. Click here to download support for M4 and older hardware.

Co-residency support= Full
Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi=
Click for "IOPS"
5.5, 6.0 ; 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 older/non-orderable servers

vCPU

vRAM

vDisk

vNIC

UCS Tested Reference Configurations

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

 Business Edition 6000 Deployment

TMS/TMSXE/TMSPE/SQL
See Install Guide

1

4 GB

60GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

 Regular Deployment

TMS/TMSXE/TMSPE/SQL
See Install Guide

2

8 GB

60GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

 Large Deployment

TMS/TMSPE
See Install Guide

4

8 GB

200GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

TMSXE (Extention for Microsoft Exchange)
See Install Guide

4

8 GB

100GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Microsoft SQL
See notes

4

16 GB

250GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

 


Version 15.3 (TMSXE 5.3)

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ALERT! This page has been updated to reflect compatibility with the latest M5 hardware. Click here to download support for M4 and older hardware.

Co-residency support= Full
Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi=
Click for "IOPS"
5.5, 6.0 ; 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 older/non-orderable servers

vCPU

vRAM

vDisk

vNIC

UCS Tested Reference Configurations

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

 Business Edition 6000 Deployment

TMS/TMSXE/TMSPE/SQL
See Install Guide

1

4 GB

60GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

 Regular Deployment

TMS/TMSXE/TMSPE/SQL
See Install Guide

2

8 GB

60GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

 Large Deployment

TMS/TMSPE
See Install Guide

4

8 GB

200GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

TMSXE (Extention for Microsoft Exchange)
See Install Guide

4

8 GB

100GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Microsoft SQL
See notes

4

16 GB

250GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

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Version 15.2 (TMSXE 5.2)

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ALERT! This page has been updated to reflect compatibility with the latest M5 hardware. Click here to download support for M4 and older hardware.

Co-residency support= Full
Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi=
Click for "IOPS"
5.5, 6.0
Component &
Capacity Point

VM Configuration Requirements
click to download OVA file

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

vCPU

vRAM

vDisk

vNIC

UCS Tested Reference Configurations

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

 Business Edition 6000 Deployment

TMS/TMSXE/TMSPE/SQL
See Install Guide

1

4 GB

60GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

 Regular Deployment

TMS/TMSXE/TMSPE/SQL
See Install Guide

2

8 GB

60GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

 Large Deployment

TMS/TMSPE
See Install Guide

4

8 GB

200GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

TMSXE (Extention for Microsoft Exchange)
See Install Guide

4

8 GB

100GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Microsoft SQL
See notes

4

16 GB

250GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

* See mouse-over column heading for details


Version 14.4 (TMSXE 4.0), 14.5 (TMSXE 4.1), 14.6 (TMSXE 4.1), 15.0 (TMSXE 4.2), 15.1 (TMSXE 5.1)

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ALERT! This page has been updated to reflect compatibility with the latest M5 hardware. Click here to download support for M4 and older hardware.

Co-residency support= Full
Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi=
Click for "IOPS"
5.0, 5.1, 5.5
Component &
Capacity Point

VM Configuration Requirements
click to download OVA file

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

vCPU

vRAM

vDisk

vNIC

UCS Tested Reference Configurations

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

 Business Edition 6000 Deployment

TMS/TMSXE/TMSPE/SQL
See Install Guide

1

4 GB

60GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

 Regular Deployment

TMS/TMSXE/TMSPE/SQL
See Install Guide

2

8 GB

60GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

 Large Deployment

TMS/TMSPE
See Install Guide

4

8 GB

200GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

TMSXE (Extention for Microsoft Exchange)
See Install Guide

4

8 GB

100GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Microsoft SQL
See notes

4

16 GB

250GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

* See mouse-over column heading for details


Versions 14.2 and 14.3 (and TMSXE 3.1)

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ALERT! This page has been updated to reflect compatibility with the latest M5 hardware. Click here to download support for M4 and older hardware.

Co-residency support= Full
Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi=
Click for "IOPS"
5.0, 5.1, 5.5
Component &
Capacity Point

VM Configuration Requirements
click to download OVA file

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

vCPU

vRAM

vDisk

vNIC

UCS Tested Reference Configurations

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

TMS
See notes

4

12GB

2x 100GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

TMSXE (Extension for Microsoft Exchange)
See notes

4

6GB

1x 100GB

1 Gbit

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

* See mouse-over column heading for details


Notes on TMS VM Configurations

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Testing was performed on a Cisco UCS C220 M3S platform. Based on evidence from this testing we do not expect there to be any issues with other supported hardware options.

Installation notes:

  • Install OS, Cisco TMS and SQL server on virtual disk 1
  • Install the database on virtual disk 2
  • Microsoft SQL server 16GB vRAM is minimum, additional vRAM allocated to SQL server will result in better performance for larger deployments.
This configuration supports:
  • 1000 direct managed systems
  • 40 MCU's and TelePresence servers
  • Supports Cisco TelePresence Provisioning extension
To fully utilize Cisco TMS an external Microsoft SQL server is required.

For more information see: Cisco TelePresence Management Suite Installation Guide.


IOPS and Storage System Performance Requirements

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This section provides the IOPS data for a TelePresence Management Suite.

Test specifications:

  • Single C220 M3 TRC running ESXi 5.0.0 (update 1)
  • Processor supporting AESNI feature
  • 12GB of RAM per VM
  • 200GB disk space(100GB virtual disk 1 and a 100GB virtual disk 2)
  • R2XX-LBBU (Raid disk battery backup to enable cache)
  • Four hard disks (450GB SAS 15K RPM 3.5in HDD/hot plug/C200 drive sled)
  • PCI card Intel Quad port GbE Controller (E1G44ETG1P20)
Test results:
Activity Average IOPS Average r/w latency Peak read latency Peak write latency
Performance Test 350 10ms 20ms 15ms

This section provides the IOPS data for a TelePresence Management Suite Extension for Microsoft Exchange.

Test specifications:

  • Single C220 M3 TRC running ESXi 5.0.0 (update 1)
  • Processor supporting AESNI feature
  • 6GB of RAM per VM
  • 100GB disk space(virtual disk 1)
  • R2XX-LBBU (Raid disk battery backup to enable cache)
  • Two hard disks (450GB SAS 15K RPM 3.5in HDD/hot plug/C200 drive sled)
  • PCI card Intel Quad port GbE Controller (E1G44ETG1P20)
Test results:
Activity Average IOPS Average r/w latency Peak read latency Peak write latency
Performance Test 80 4ms 10ms 15ms