Cisco provides support for co-residency of UC virtual machines with Cisco non-UC virtual machines and/or 3rd-party application virtual machines, including Verba Recording System, for select applications and versions. There are various limitations, which may apply, so please see official support policy at http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/Unified_Communications_Virtualization_Sizing_Guidelines#Application_Co-residency_Support_Policy. This page has also added diagrams and explanatory text to clarify common FAQ from partners, customers and Cisco field.
In addition to Cisco Unified Communications (UC) applications sold with Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE 6000), Cisco now allows the installation of a broader range of Cisco and third-party virtualised applications on the BusinessEdition 6000 server.
This means virtualised third-party UC applications that are included in the Cisco Developer Network, Marketplace Solutions Catalog for Collaboration. The Verba Recording System is part of the Catalog.
Key rules to remember:
- Degree of co-residency support varies by UC app/version - check the matrices and use the most restrictive policy for a given app mix: http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/Unified_Communications_Virtualization_Sizing_Guidelines#Table_of_Co-residency_Support_Policy_by_Cisco_UC_Application
- Co-residency rules are the same for all hardware options: UC on UCS TRC, UC on UCS Specs-based and HP/IBM Specs-based.
- Verba virtual machines are allowed on Cisco Business Edition 6000. For more information on BE 6000 refer to the following article: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/BE6000/Coresidency/9_x/BE6K_coRes.html
- Verba virtual machines are not allowed for use with Cisco UC Virtualisation Foundation or Cisco UC Virtualisation Hypervisor (e.g. R-VMW-UC-FND or VMW-VS-HYP). VMware vSphere Standard/Advanced/Enterprise/Enterprise Plus Editions must be installed on the BE6000.It can be shipped by the Cisco or can be purchased from Vmware. (http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/Unified_Communications_VMware_Requirements)
- For Cisco TAC to effectively provide support, customers may be asked to do tasks described in this Cisco TAC Technote. Do not deploy Verba in a co-resident way if this is an issue. http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6884/products_tech_note09186a0080bbd913.shtml
- If Verba virtual machines will be co-resident, there are new rules imposed on both the UC VMs and on the Verba VMs.