Installing or Upgrading the UMS
The Universal Media Services (UMS) is a media services platform for Cisco IPICS and its endpoints. The UMS can function with, or instead of, an RMS, and provides a variety of media hosting, streaming, mixing, transcoding, talker ID, and processing functions.
The UMS installs and operates in a dedicated VM. For a list of supported VMs, see Cisco IPICS Compatibility Matrix.
Before You Begin
Deploy the VM OVA image for Cisco IPICS as described in the “Obtaining and Deploying the VM OVA Image for the Cisco IPICS Operating System” section. In Step 1 c of this procedure in that section, make sure to download the ums-4.9.1-2cpu.ova file. After you deploy the VM OVA for your environment, you are ready to install or upgrade the UMS software on the server.
To install or upgrade the UMS software, follow these steps:
Step 1 If you are upgrading the UMS, take the following actions, otherwise, skip to Step 2.
a. From a client PC, take these actions to obtain the UMS installation file:
1. Go to this URL (you must have a valid Cisco.com user ID and password to access this URL):
2. Click the Cisco Release 4.9.2 link.
3. Click Download next to ums-4.9.2.bin.
Follow the onscreen instructions to download the UMS installation file to your local drive.
b. Copy the UMS installation file from your local drive to the following folder on the VM that you deployed for the UMS:
c. Log in as the root user to the VM that you deployed for the UMS and enter the following commands to modify the permissions on the UMS installation file, where installerfilename is the name of the UMS installation file that you put on the server:
[root]# cd /root/installer
[root]# chmod 755 installerfilename .bin
Step 2 Log in as the root user to the VM that you deployed for the UMS if you are not logged in already and enter the following commands, where installerfilename.bin specifies the name of the installer file:
[root]# cd /root/installer
After a short time, you see a Welcome message.
If you are upgrading the UMS software on this server, continue to Step 3.
If you are performing a fresh install of the UMS, skip to Step 4.
Step 3 If you are upgrading the UMS software, take either of these actions:
- Press 1 and Enter to install the UMS software. This process installs the UMS software and completely removes the older version of the software and its configuration information.
- Press 2 and Enter to upgrade to the UMS software. This process installs the UMS and retains the earlier UMS configuration information.
If you choose option 1, you loose all of your existing UMS configuration information.
Step 4 When you are prompted to continue, type y then press Enter.
Text displays to inform you that you must read and accept the terms of the End User License Agreement (EULA) before you can proceed.
Step 5 Take these actions:
a. Press Enter to display the EULA.
b. Press the Spacebar to scroll through and view the EULA, then type y and press Enter to continue with the installation.
You must accept the terms of the EULA to proceed.
Step 6 When you are prompted to continue, type y then press Enter.
Step 7 When you are prompted for a Cisco IPICS administrator password, enter a administrative password to be used for services on this server, then press Enter.
The password must follow these guidelines:
- Must contain at least 8 characters
- Cannot contain any variation of cisco or ocsic (for example, abCiSCo12 is not valid)
- Cannot contain three or more same consecutive characters (for example, a password that contains AAA or 888 is not valid)
- Must contain at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one number, and one special character (special characters include !, @, and #)
Step 8 Reenter the Cisco IPICS administrator password when you are prompted to do so, then press Enter.
Step 9 When you see the “Password accepted” message, press Enter.
Step 10 When you are prompted to continue, type y then press Enter.
The UMS software installs on the server.
Step 11 When you are prompted whether you want to reboot the server, type y then press Enter.
The server reboots and the installation is complete.
To configure the UMS, see Cisco IPICS Administration Guide.