“running different Collaboration applications in dedicated virtual machines on
the same virtualized Business Edition physical server or host.”
In addition to
Cisco Unified Communications (UC) applications sold with Cisco Business Edition
6000 (BE6000M, BE6000H, and BE6000S) and Cisco Business Edition 7000 (BE7000M
and BE7000H), Cisco also allows the installation of a broader range of Cisco
and third-party virtualized applications, subject to the conditions that are
detailed in this document.
This policy applies
to any Cisco UCS server using embedded virtualization software licenses. This
includes Cisco UC Virtualization Hypervisor, Cisco UC Virtualization Hypervisor
Plus, or Cisco UC Virtualization Foundation. This policy includes all new and
previously supplied BE6000S, BE6000M, BE6000H, BE7000M, and BE7000H servers.
applications include the Collaboration applications that are explicitly
integrated in the BE6000 and BE7000 Solutions. These applications are preloaded
on the server and are usually integrated with BE6000 starter licensing.
Business Edition applications that are preloaded on BE6000M, BE6000H, BE7000M,
and BE7000H servers are as follows:
Provisioning Manager Business Edition (8.x and 9.x releases only)
Collaboration Provisioning (10.0 and later releases only)
Communications Manager IM and Presence Service
Contact Center Express
TelePresence Video Communication Server (CSR 11.5 and earlier releases only)
TelePresence Server Virtual Machine
TelePresence Management Suite
TelePresence Content Server (10.6 through 11.5 releases only)
BE6000H, BE7000M, BE7000H servers (or any non-Business Edition Cisco UCS
server) with embedded virtualization software licenses:
all Business Edition applications listed above.
Edition applications are allowed if all rules in this document are followed.
Note that Cisco TAC support is only for products purchased from Cisco with a
valid, active maintenance contract. Refer to
Non-Business Edition Applications.
In a BE6000 or
BE7000 deployment with one physical server, up to three third-party virtual
machines may run on the server. For larger deployments, a maximum of three
times the number of physical servers is permitted. The allowed quantity of
third-party virtual machines can be deployed across physical servers in any
combination. For example, with two physical servers, the six virtual machines
can be distributed evenly across both, all, or one physical server.
Not all UC
applications support coresidency, or they may have limited support of
coresidency. See each product's page on
www.cisco.com/go/uc-virtualized for its coresidency policy.
All other general
UC virtualization rules apply; for example, VMware feature support and
supported ESXi versions. For more information, see
BE6000S supports the following Core Business Edition applications that
are preloaded on a BE6000S server:
Cisco Unified Communications Manager
Cisco Unity Connection
Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service
Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning
Cisco Paging Server
Cisco only supports the Core Business Edition applications listed above
for BE6000S servers. No other applications (either Cisco or third party) are
supported with BE6000S currently, even if other virtualization software
licenses are substituted.
applications include the following:
Collaboration applications listed at
www.cisco.com/go/uc-virtualized (such as MediaSense) that
are not explicitly listed as part of the BE6000 or BE7000 solutions.
third-party applications that are included in the Solution Partner Program
(SPP), formerly known as Cisco Developer Network (CDN) Marketplace Solutions
Catalog for Collaboration. A list of all permitted third-party Collaboration
applications can be found
only use third-party applications from the Collaboration category with the
Business Edition embedded Hypervisor licenses.
For more details on
supported Non-Business Edition applications, see the application links in the
“At a Glance - Cisco Collaboration Virtualization Support” table at
third-party applications, there is a maximum number of virtual machines allowed
in a BE6000, BE7000, and Cisco UCS server deployments using Cisco Unified
Communications Virtualization Hypervisor or Cisco Unified Communications
Virtualization Foundation licensing.
All applications must
support ESXi 6.0 as a minimum and align with supported versions of Business
Edition and Non-Business Edition Collaboration applications.
If you run a
coresident deployment that includes third-party non-Business Edition
applications, you must agree to temporarily reduce the number of virtual
machines that are running on a host if we deem it necessary for debugging
permanently reduce the number of virtual machines that are running on a host if
we determine that the host is overloaded.
If you are
unwilling to agree to these requirements, Cisco TAC will not support the
third-party applications is provided by the vendor of the individual