Cisco Webex Meetings Server (CWMS) is a secure, fully virtualized, private cloud (on-premises) conferencing solution that combines audio, video, and internet to reduce conferencing costs and extend your investments in Cisco Unified Communications.
Like other Cisco WebEx products, it offers real-time collaboration tools, including document, application, and desktop sharing, annotation tools, full host control for effective meeting management, an integrated participant list with active talker, and video switching, recording, and playback. This product utilizes high quality video, so the video sharing experience is crisp and clear.
You can deploy and manage this conferencing solution in your private cloud, behind the firewall in your data center. It is designed for Cisco UCS servers and VMware vSphere. (For specific requirements, see Minimum Hardware Requirements.) It features a rapid virtual deployment and powerful tools for administrators to configure and manage the system and see key system metrics.
In addition, mobile
users can attend and participate in meetings. For supported devices, see
Operating Systems Requirements for Mobile Devices.
Considerations For Your System
Note the following:
Forward proxies—not recommended, though you may use forward proxies with restrictions. For complete details, refer to the Cisco WebEx Meetings Server Troubleshooting Guide.
Reverse proxies—only the Internet Reverse Proxy server included with this product is supported.
NAT—supported when it meets the requirements for this system. For complete details, see Using NAT With Your System.
Single data centers—deployments within a single data center are supported for all releases of Cisco WebEx Meetings Server. For complete details, see Deploying Your System in a Single Datacenter.
Multi-data centers—data centers running Cisco WebEx Meetings Server Release 2.5 or higher can be joined to create a system comprised of multiple data centers. For complete details, see the About Multi-data Center in the Cisco WebEx Meetings Server Administration Guide.
- Storage Server—Each data center in a multi-data center system must have a separate storage server. The same storage server cannot support more than one data center.
High-availability system—defined as a system with redundant virtual machines running the same version of Cisco WebEx Meetings Server. If the primary system (in a single data center system) fails, the high-availability system continues service. The redundant high-availability virtual machines must be co-located in the same data center with the primary virtual machines. The primary and high-availability system virtual machines must be on the same VLAN or subnet.
You cannot join high-availability systems to create a multi-data center environment.
Internet Reverse Proxy (IRP) Server—is defined as a virtual machine placed as a proxy between the external Internet and a company's internal network to provide public access to CWMS. An Internet Reverse Proxy server is required to allow users to schedule and attend meetings from mobile devices or to provide secured access to your WebEx Site from the Internet. An Internet Reverse Proxy server is not required if you are going to limit access to Cisco WebEx Meetings Server to your internal network. (Deploy an IRP virtual machine by using the same OVA file you use to deploy your administration virtual machine. The IRP virtual machine must be on the same subnet as the Public Virtual IP address.)
Virtual IP (VIP) Address—used to communicate with the Admin, Media, and Web virtual machines within a data center.
Private Virtual IP (VIP) address—configured on the Admin virtual machine and is associated to the Administration Site URL. The private VIP can also be associated with the WebEx Site URL if the address is configured in the internal DNS server in a Split-Horizon DNS deployment or deployments without an Internet Reverse Proxy server.
Public Virtual IP (VIP) address—configured on the Internet Reverse Proxy virtual machine and is associated with the WebEx Site URL only. The WebEx Site URL on the external DNS servers must be resolvable to the Public Virtual IP address to provide users access to the WebEx Site from the Internet. A public virtual IP address is not configured on the system if there is no Internet Reverse Proxy server.
If you disregard
our recommendations and requirements when deploying a system, you will not
receive support from Cisco. Cisco is not responsible for any problems you might
encounter as a result of not following our guidance.
New and Changed
Features for Cisco WebEx Meetings Server
For a list of new
and changed features, see the "New and Changed Features for Cisco WebEx
Meetings Server" in the
Release Notes for
Cisco WebEx Meetings Server