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Version 3.0

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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.

When virtualized, CMWS only supports certain combinations of co-resident virtual machines. The requirements below are in terms of these deployment models. Click the links to the Planning Guide for more information on the deployment models and breakdown of their individual virtual machines or when in doubt.

Co-residency support= Limited (see Planning Guide and limited set of co-resident configurations below)
Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi= 5.5, 6.0
Click for "IOPS"
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

 50 User System (see Planning Guide Chapter)

50: Admin VM Only
(Not Coresident)

6

24 GB

2.5 TB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

50: IRP VM Only
(Not Coresident)

6

12 GB

600 GB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

50: Admin VM + vCenter VM
(Coresident Configuration)

6

36 GB

2.5TB

4

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

50: Admin VM + IRP VM
(Coresident Configuration)

8

36 GB

2.5 TB

5

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

50: Admin VM + IRP VM + vCenter VM
(Coresident Configuration)

12

40 GB

2.5 TB

6

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

 250 User System (see Planning Guide Chapter)

250: IRP VM Only
(Not Coresident)

12

36 GB

600 GB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

250: Admin VM + Media VM
(Coresident Configuration)

12

52 GB

2.5 TB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

250: Admin VM + Media VM + vCenter VM
(Coresident Configuration)

16

56 GB

2.5TB

4

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

 800 User System (see Planning Guide Chapter)

800: IRP VM Only
(Not Coresident)

40

36 GB

600 GB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

800: Admin VM + Media VM
(Coresident Configuration)

40

80 GB

2.5 TB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

 2000 User System (see Planning Guide Chapter)

IRP VM Only

40

36 GB

600 GB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

Media1 VM + Admin VM
(Coresident Configuration)

40

80 GB

3 TB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

Media2 VM + Web1 VM
(Coresident Configuration)

40

80 GB

1.5 TB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

Media3 VM + Web2 VM
(Coresident Configuration)

40

80 GB

1.5 TB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

IRP VM for HA

40

36 GB

600 GB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

Media VM + Admin VM for HA
(Coresident Configuration)

40

80 GB

3 TB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

Web VM for HA
(Not Coresident)

40

80 GB

1.5 TB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

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Version 2.x

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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.

When virtualized, CMWS only supports certain combinations of co-resident virtual machines. The requirements below are in terms of these deployment models. Click the links to the Planning Guide for more information on the deployment models and breakdown of their individual virtual machines or when in doubt.

Co-residency support= Limited (see Planning Guide and limited set of co-resident configurations below)
Supported Versions of VMware vSphere ESXi=

Click for "IOPS"

2.6+: 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0
2.5: 5.0, 5.1, 5.5
2.0: 5.0, 5.1
see required vCenter and vSphere Edition in Planning Guide
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

 50 User System (see Planning Guide Chapter)

50P: Admin VM Only
(Not Coresident)

6 with ESXi 5.1+
4 with ESXi 5.0

24 GB

1.5 TB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

50P: IRP VM Only
(Not Coresident)

6 with ESXi 5.1+
4 with ESXi 5.0

12 GB

300 GB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

50I: Admin VM + vCenter VM
(Coresident Configuration)

10 with ESXi 5.1+
6 with ESXi 5.0

36 GB

1.5TB

4

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

50I: Admin VM + IRP VM
(Coresident Configuration)

8

36 GB

1.5 TB

5

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

50I: Admin VM + IRP VM + vCenter VM
(Coresident Configuration)

12

40 GB

1.5 TB

5

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

 250 User System (see Planning Guide Chapter)

250P: IRP VM Only
(Not Coresident)

12

36 GB

300 GB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

250P: Admin VM + Media VM
(Coresident Configuration)

12

52 GB

1.5 TB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

250I: Admin VM + Media VM + vCenter VM
(Coresident Configuration)

16

56 GB

1.5TB

4

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

 800 User System (see Planning Guide Chapter)

800P: IRP VM Only
(Not Coresident)

40

36 GB

300 GB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

800I: Admin VM + Media VM
(Coresident Configuration)

40

80 GB

1.5 TB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

 2000 User System (see Planning Guide Chapter)

IRP VM or IRP VM for HA
(Not Coresident)

40

36 GB

300 GB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

Web VM for HA
(Not Coresident)

40

80 GB

1.5 TB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

Media1 VM + Admin VM
(Coresident Configuration)

40

80 GB

1.5 TB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

Media2 VM + Web1 VM
(Coresident Configuration)

40

80 GB

1.5 TB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

Media3 VM + Web2 VM
(Coresident Configuration)

40

80 GB

1.5 TB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

Media VM + Admin VM for HA
(Coresident Configuration)

40

80 GB

1.5 TB

3

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Cisco UCS Hardware only 2.40+ GHz only

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IOPS and Storage System Performance Requirements

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For CWMS 2.6, see this section of the Planning Guide.