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UC on UCS Overview

BRKUCC-2346
James Arias, Product Manager

Scott Meyer, Technical Solutions Architect


Voice CCIE #14649
Did you know

New Platforms for Cisco Collaboration

Customer-provided MCS 7800 equivalent

Virtualized 3rd-party Server

Cisco MCS 7800

Virtualized Cisco UCS

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Agenda

Scott Quick Level-set


James Cisco Collaboration Strategy
James UC on UCS Solution Overview & Benefits
Scott
Scott How to Buy

Send Q&A via your mobile!

James

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Additional UC on UCS Sessions

BRKUCC-2225
Planning and Designing Virtual Unified Communication Solution - Tuesday
Session Lead: Laurent Pham

BRKUCC-1903
Migration and Co-Existence Strategy for Unified Communications (UC) or Collaboration
Applications on Unified Computing Systems (UCS) - Wednesday
Session Lead: Brandon Ta

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Quick Level-set
(Scott)
Virtualization Defined

Multiple types of virtualization in Data Center


Network
Server
Storage
Server Virtualization Definition:
abstraction of computer resources

software implementation of a computer that


executes programs like a real machine

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VMwares Server Virtualization
One Application per Server Many Applications per Server

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VMwares Server Virtualization
One Application per Server Many Applications per Server

ESXi Server
Hypervisor
Layer

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Appliance Model with MCS Servers

Cisco UC Application

MCS Server Hardware

MCS Server CPU Memory NIC Drive

Cisco UC application directly running on Cisco Media Convergence


Server (MCS) Server
Cisco UC application has dedicated access to hardware components

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Architectural Shift: Virtualization with VMware
VM VM VM VM
UC App UC App UC App UC App

ESXi Hypervisor
UCS Server Hardware

CPU Memory NIC Storage

Cisco UC application running as a Virtual Machine (VM) on


VMware ESXi hypervisor
Cisco UC application has shared access to hardware components

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New Terms and Factors

Cores vs Sockets
Storage Types
IOPS
VMware
Platform Choices

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New Terms and Factors

Cores vs Sockets
Sockets = physical processor in server
Cores = vCPU = division of processing within a socket
Storage Types
Storage Area Networks (SAN) EMC or NetApp
Fiber Channel (FC) / Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) - preferred Core Core
NFS / iSCSI more restrictive 0 1
Direct Attached Storage (DAS) C-Series only Core Core
2 3
Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS)
Performance measurement to benchmark computer storage
devices (DAS & SAN)
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New Terms and Factors

Cores vs Sockets
Storage Types SAN, DAS, NAS
IOPS
VMware
Platform Choices

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Virtualization with VMware
Benefits from Hypervisor View
Partitioning Isolation

Run multiple virtual machines (VM) on Each VM is isolated from other VM on


single physical server same server

Encapsulation Hardware Independence



.
..
.
..
. ..

VM stores systems information in files Run a VM on any server without


modification

Budget savings with less cabling, less power for cooling etc.
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Virtualization with VMware
UC on UCS Support
Data Center & Desktop Description Support
Products
VMware Server A program that gets installed on an OS such as Windows or Linux No

VMware Workstation Similar to Server, but adds features like snapshots. For developers. No

ESX Hypervisor Bare-metal hypervisor in a linux-like operating system. Designed for No


datacenter use.

vSphere 4.x / 5.x ESXi Hypervisor is a bare-metal thin hypervisor that provides real-time Yes
performance. Version support UC application dependent.

vCenter Server * Manages multiple ESX/ESXi hosts Yes


VMware Player Same as Server. Runs VMs. Cant create VMs. No
VMware Fusion Same as Player for Mac OS X No

* vCenter required for Specs-Based (more on later)


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Virtualization with Vmware
vSphere Features

Numerous capabilities from VMware


VMware vMotion
VMware Storage vMotion
Dynamic Resource Scheduler (DRS)
VMware Fault Tolerance
VMware High Availability
Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
Feature implementation requires more extensive VMware knowledge
Recommend VMware VCP certification
Not all supported fully by Cisco UC Applications

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New Terms and Factors

Cores vs Sockets
Storage Types
IOPS
VMware
Platform Choices

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Typical Platform Choices
UCS B-series vs. C-series

B-Series C-Series

ESXi Location SAN / NAS Local HD

VM Location SAN / NAS Local HD

SAN / NAS
Skillset Minimal
& Strong
Needed VMware
VMware

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Platform Choices
Purchasing Options

1 Tested Reference
Configuration (TRC)

Additional Server Options

2 Specs-Based

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Platform Choices
Tested Reference Configurations (TRCs)

Packaged solution from Cisco with


Configuration specific HW configurations
Cisco did the Design and BOM for me

Guaranteed Application Performance


Tested Fully TAC supported
More on Cisco, less on me.

One size fits all for all the Collab apps.


Reference
Known data point if I want to roll my own

Dont need help from DC team.


Efficiency Guaranteed Application Performance
Easy to design/order

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Platform Choices
Specs-Based

Cisco provides HW guidelines


Configuration Customer provides Design

Larger or smaller options


Different platform vendor or server model
Choices
Different CPU (e.g. dual 6-Core)
Specific SAN or Network requirements

Not all elements supported by TAC


Support Performance guidelines - not guaranteed
More on Me, less on Cisco

* All server components must be on VMware HCL:


http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl

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Cisco Collaboration Strategy
Data Center, Virtualization, Cloud
(James)
From 10,000 to Ground-Level
1. Wheres the Internet going? Internet of Everything
http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac79/innov/IoE.html

2. Wheres IT going? Cloud


www.cisco.com/go/cloudstrategy
Computer-based IT Network-based IT
The Stack is changing

3. What are Collaboration customers doing? Virtualizing


Mainstream, pervasive, rapid acceptance/adoption
But needs havent changed: Profitability, Flexibility, Simplicity, Velocity

4. How has Cisco responded?


IT vendor Company Top 5
Evolving Collaboration platform strategy
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Different Customers, Different Server/OS Requirements
doing both
Network-centric Data Center-centric
Voice/Video-centric Server/OS/Virt team-centric

Converged
Turnkey IT Infrastructure
Traditional IT
(tell me what to do) Solutions (I know what Im doing)

Vblock
Router MCS 7800 UCS TRC UCS
Etc.

Specs-based 3rd-party
FlexPod Specs-based
TelePresence Appliances
(e.g. VCS, TS 7010, MSE 8710)
Converged Storage/Compute
Appliances
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Pros, Cons, Tradeoffs
Assurance Simplicity Tradeoffs
Turnkey IT

Embedded Systems-like Easier ordering Restricted ?


Single-purpose Design Factory-staged Matches IT standards?
Easier to validate Integrated sysadmin Manageable with what I have?
One throat to choke support One IT dept. can support Physical sprawl
Harder for Vendor

Investment
Flexibility Tradeoffs
Leverage
Traditional IT

Data Center/Server-like Management integration More complex?


General-purpose Design Infrastructure integration Harder to validate?
More hardware choices Who supports what?
More deployment model options Harder for Customer

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Cisco Collaboration: Adopt vs. Adapt
Collaboration
BE 6000

Turnkey IT UC on UCS TRC


MCS 7800
Certificate
Management
Adopt Adapt
(Let me do it) (Tailor to UC & Simplify)

Server
Consolidation
Hardware
Abstraction
x86 Servers Traditional IT
Encryption
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The Stack is Changing
Vendors must Adapt or Lose Relevance
What Customers Spend Cloud
OSI TCP/IP
their IT Budget on
Management Silent Silent Management
API SaaS (e.g. Cisco HCS / WebEx)
Pres App
Apps Apps App
Sess
Transp Transp

Platform PaaS
OS, DB, Web, IDE

Hypervisors Silent Silent

Compute Storage Infrastructure IaaS, Compute aaS, Storage aaS


Hardware
Net Internet
DL
Link
Networks Phys
Legacy Co-location / DC Hosting
Workspaces

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The OS and The Client are also Changing
End-user Experience
Server Application Server Application Application License / Provision / Administer
Application Upgrade / Serviceability
APIs for Developer Enablement
"Guest" OS APIs for Developer Enablement
"Server OS" System Administrator
Virtualization OS System Administration / Serviceability
Interface
Hypervisor
Application Install, Host, Backup/Restore/DR
Server Hardware Hardware enablement
Compute Storage Network "Resources" and "Sharing" (Filesystem, Hardware)

Desktop Virtualization HTML5 /


Mobility / BYOD + Thin-client / BYOD WebRTC
Client Application Apps Client Apps in Browser
Virtual Desktop
"Client OS" Built-in OS OR "Client" Virtualization OR
Dont care?
Client Hardware Mobile Device Thick or Thin Client
Device, Endpoint or Softclient

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Architectures must continue to Simplify
(3Cs - Converged / Consolidated / Consistent)
PBX
Voicemail Video Business Apps & Storage
Contact Center Video Conf. IM, Email
Audio Conf. Web Conf. & Sharing

Silo-ed Single point of Management Cisco Prime


Management Cisco Unified Management
Specialized
Software Integrated Experience Cisco Collaboration
Specialized
OSes Virtualization = common OS
Specialized
Common hardware Cisco Unified Computing
Hardware
Data
Center Cisco Unified Fabric
Silo-ed One network
Video Networks Cisco Intelligent Network
Data
Mobile Too
Voice Access to Simpler Clients with more
Everything
many
device choices
Cisco Hardware Endpoints
Clients
Cisco Jabber

Cisco VXI

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Collaboration Architecture
IPT IPC UC Collaboration
UCM Messaging IM&P Contact Mgmt
Center
2. How do we handle...
Scale, HA, Geo Coverage, Tenancy

Adding
- Pervasive Video
- Unified Conferencing
- Future UC apps

Simplifying
- Licensing
- Unified Mgmt
- Common Identity

3. How do we tailor for Midmarket ?


1. What is acceptable differs for.


Premise vs. Cloud
Small vs. Large
Turnkey vs. Traditional IT 1 box to scale 2 boxes for redundancy

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Collaboration Platform Strategy
Reduce Sprawl

Reduce Bloat

Reduce Burden

Virtualize Features Re-architect

MCS Virtualization Unified Management Cloudy


(Cisco Prime) Stateless
Expanded
Specs-based support Upgrade-ability Features

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Execution: Break with the Past

eoSale eoSale
Buy Server
from Cisco

Dec CY09 Oct CY13*

X X
MCS 7800 UC on UCS
(OEM) Cisco Business Edition 6000
from 3rd-party

No new ones. No new ones.


Buy Server

Last ones gone Last ones gone


soon ** soon.** Etc.

XX
SW-only
3rd-party Specs-based
Server-vendor-neutral
(non-virtualized)
* Estimated based on fixed inventorywhile supplies last
** HP/IBM control these dates. No Cisco ask to extend.
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Supported Platforms after October 2013
UCM 4.3 to 7.1 UCM 8.0(2) to 9.1 UCM 10.0(1)+
MCS only MCS or Virtual Virtual-only
X

X
or
MCS MCS

BE3K 8.6 BE5K 6.0 to 9.1 BE6K 8.5+


No change eoSale Mar CY13 No change
XX

7890 7828

EOL Bulletins for MCS 7816/25/35/45 here:


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/prod_eol_notices_list.html

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Workaround ok
Legacy USB Features Might need more
Impacted when Unified CM is virtualized No Workaround
Install/upgrade error log (dump to USB drive) use virtual serial port instead of USB

eToken encryption key (USB key) - use USB on laptop not on server like you did in 4.x

Answer File (input via USB instead of floppy) use virtual floppy instead of USB

Basic UPS integration (APC USB to MCS) integrate UPS via VMware (as OS) or server

Backup to USB-attached tape drive use SFTP-based backups.

Music on Hold fixed-external-source unicast (audio-jack-to-USB-dongle) If you need live-


source, use Multicast (IOS or 3rd-party like Barix). If you need unicast, dont use live-source.

SMDI for Session Management Edition and Cisco Messaging Interface (USB serial cable)
TBD if VMware USB will work. Impact to to legacy voicemail integration and some SME use
cases.

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Execution: Add Easy Migration to 10.0 on VM
Legacy process*
8.0-9.1
10.0 New process Old version to 10.0
with data migration
Prime Collaboration Old licensing to ELM
4.3-6.0 Deployment Physical to Virtual (P2V)
MCS to UCS
MCS 6.1-9.0 9.1 If stay on MCS, halted at 9.1. Can stay
X on MCS until ready to move to 10.0,
MCS MCS
which will require virtualizing.

BE6K BE6K BE6K


8.5-9.0 9.1 10.0

BE5K BE5K
6.0-9.0 9.1
X 9.1 is the last BE5K release.
7828 7828 BE5K 9.x eoSale Mar CY13.
BE3K No 9.x / 10.0 version of BE3K at this time.
8.6.x Future BE3K offer characteristics TBD.

* see BRKUCC-1903: Migration & Co-Existence Strategy for UC on UCS


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Move to Unified Management (pre-requisites)
We are
here

Big Iron ServerAppliance Virtualization


Cisco = Network Vendor Cisco = +Communications Vendor Cisco = +IT Vendor
VOIP IPTIPCUC Collaboration + Unified Data Center
+ + + +
Mgmt

PBX/ACD VM/IVR Video CUCM UCxn IM&P CCX +ELM CUCM UCxn IM&P CCX +Video & Conf.

Turnkey OS
Turnkey OS
Turnkey OS
Turnkey OS

Turneky OS
Turnkey OS
Turnkey OS
Turnkey OS
Appliance

Appliance

Appliance

Appliance
App
App
Embedded, Monolithic,
Embedded, Monolithic,
Embedded, Monolithic,

Proprietary HW+SW
Proprietary HW+SW
Proprietary HW+SW

Platform
Bare-metal HW Enablement VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM
Virtualization Software
Platform
Infrastructure
MCS MCS MCS MCS
7800 7800 7800 7800 Vendor-neutral Vendor-neutral

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Move to Unified Management (contd)
Pub
Management

Unified Management
Common Identity Services

Call Control Pervasive Video &


Unified Conferencing
Features

Sub TFTP MOH

Voicemail &
IM & Presence Contact Ctr

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UC on UCS Solution Overview & Benefits
(James)
Collaboration Software vs. Traditional Business Apps
(or why we have rules)
Tier 0 Collaboration

Business-critical Tier 1/2


CRM, ERP, HRIS, directory,
groupware, email, etc.

Tier 0 app higher uptime expectation Tier 3 File/print, utilities, etc.

Degradation = Outage; Higher Predictability required

Network-centric and People-centric Blah, Blah,


blah blah

More client/client, More Session-based
Voice
Video
IM
etc.

Different resource usage


Real-time less tolerant of loss, delay and jitter
Application Footprint not what Server admin used to Less cores, RAM, disk space
CPU benchmarks usually dont correlate well More MHz and disk IOPS

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What is UC on UCS?
Virtualized Cisco Collaboration

VM VM VM VM VM

Virtualization
Software

UCS C-Series UCS B-Series

LAN

SAN
PSTN
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Stack view of Virtualized Collaboration
Management

Supported Apps & Versions


in Apps

Virtual Machine Templates (OVAs)


VM VM VM Sizing & Co-residency Rules
in Hypervisor
Management

Virtualization vSphere ESXi or Cisco UC Virtualization Foundation


Software Full-featured / priced Less features, Lower price
Regular license/support logistics Simplified license/support logistics

Depending on Application
Management

Hardware
in Hardware

UC on UCS TRC
UC on UCS Specs-based
Compute, Support for DAS, Diskless, SAN/NAS,
Network, Storage 3rd-Party Specs-based Adapters also varies for TRC vs. Specs-
Etc. based.

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Cisco Collaboration Virtualized Solutions
Partner-delivered Cisco-delivered
Multi-tenant

Public Cloud

Cisco Collaboration
as a Service
Customer-operated

Private Cloud
Large Enterprise
(HCS LE)
Single-tenant

Customer-operated

Business UC on UCS
Premise Edition 6000
or Managed Premise

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Cisco Collaboration Virtualized Premise Offers

Tested Reference Configuration


Specs-based
(TRC)

Business
UC on UCS UC on UCS 3rd-Party
Edition 6000

More Assurance Less


Simplicity
Tell me what to do (more Turnkey) I know what Im doing (more Traditional)

Less Choices More


Existing Investment Leverage

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Support Indexed to CPU Type
(Collaboration-assessed)

Cisco Collaboration apps

Full UC Restricted UC
Performance Performance
CPU CPU
E5-2600/4600 Specs-based E5-2609 / 2.4 GHz C220 M3S TRC#2
@ 2.50+ GHz UCS M3S TRCs (no Specs-based)

E7-2800/4800/8800 Specs-based C200 M2L TRC#1


E5506 / 2.13 GHz
@ 2.4+ GHz UCS M2 TRCs (no Specs-based)

5600 / 7500 Specs-based


@ 2.53+ GHz UCS M2 TRCs

E5540 / 2.53 GHz UCS M1 TRCs


CPU Type matters for which VM configurations allowed
(no Specs-based)
CPU model matters more than Server model

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UC on UCS TRCs
Capacity (using Unified CM VMs) not to scale

40
2XL
20
XL
16
# App
VMs
(per
10 L
Host)

8 S+ (Planned)

5 S M
XS (Planned)
2-4
# Users (per App VM vs. Total)
1K per App VM 2.5K per App VM 2.5K per App VM 7.5K per App VM 10K per App VM
1K Total 2.5K Total > 2.5K Total > 2.5K Total > 2.5K Total

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Co-resident Apps Determine Required Hardware

UCM Unity IM&P UCCX


Cxn
7.5K 5K 5K 300


User User User Agent
VM VM VM VM
Virtualization Software
2 cores 2 cores 2 cores 2 cores
= Total 8 cores
@ 2.5+ GHz @ 2.5+ GHz @ 2.5+ GHz @ 2.5+ GHz

= Total 20GB
6GB RAM 6GB RAM 4GB RAM 4GB RAM
+2GB for VMW
Use as inputs to
110 GB 200 GB 2x 80GB 2x 146GB = 762 GB
Physical Server
Spec-ing

1 vNIC 1 vNIC 1 vNIC 1 vNIC = 4 vNICs

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Tested Reference Configuration
BU supersets Specs to Size Hardware BOM

1K 2.5K 100 1K 5K 500 1K 2K 100 300 (25+ other apps)

7.5K 10K 10K 20K 5K 15K 400

1. Target Price/Performance
2. Worst-case specs for each app


3. Super-set specs for TRC BOM


2.5K 2.5K 2.5K

UCS C220 M3S TRC#1


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Value Proposition
Why virtualize
on UCS?

UCS is the industrys only


Why virtualize fully unified and
your UC? virtualization-aware compute
solution.
Additional Infrastructure Simplification
(Cables, Adapters, Switching)
Savings and Converge Communications and
Increased DC Networks wire once
Minimize Servers/Storage Consolidates System Mgmt
Lower Minimize Power, Cooling, Agility Easier Service Provisioning
Cabling, Space, Weight
TCO Investment Leverage
Easy Server Repurposing End to End Tested Reference Configurations
Solution Infrastructure Solutions
Efficient App Expansion
Business Accelerated UC rollouts
Single Buy Server+VMware from Cisco
Agility Better Business Continuity
Support Seamless Support via Vblock
Portable/Mobile VMs
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Benefits Example: Just Enough Infrastructure
5K users with Dial tone, voicemail, IM & Presence. 10% are Contact Center agents. All apps redundant.

72% less servers with reduced maintenance/support costs.

22 RU 86% less space


3 RU

Reduced energy costs

33x 9x 72% less LAN ports


80% less cables
22x 6x

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Benefits Example: Server Compatibility
2 matrices, 3 EOL schedules, but less gaps
CUCM
What would break Collaborations server support?
8.0, 8.5, 8.6, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0
CIBU Controls

8.0 8.5 8.6 9.x/ End of support for a End of support for Server vendor doesnt
10.0 VMware version hardware allow a VMware / HW
Matrix

any to any 5.1 we require or allow we require or allow combo we require or allow
so far 5.0
4.x

8.0 to 10.0 8.0 to 10.0 8.0 to 10.0

4.x 5.0 5.1


4.x 4.0 to 5.0 5.1
Server Vendor Controls

* see M3
www.vmware.com/go/hcl eoSale = Aug CY13
M2 eoMaint = May CY14
M1 * eoSupport = May CY16

4.0 4.1 5.0 5.1


Matrix

(eoSale (eoSale
8/2013) 8/2013)
M1, M2, M3 C210 M1 M1
eoSale = Feb CY11
eoMaint = Feb CY12
eoSupport = Feb CY16

M1 M2 M3 (note: CPU, disk can EOL before


chassisc.f. E5506 vs. C200 M2)
(eoSale) (eoSale)
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Virtualization of Cisco Collaboration - Differentiators
1. Scale coverage
Down to few 100 users
Up to 100Ks of users

2. Application coverage
Easy stuff e.g. IM & Presence, Management
Hard stuff e.g. contact center, Video, Conferencing

3. End to End Story


Business Architectures
Cisco Collaboration for Premise + Cloud
Cisco Unified Data Center

4. Support: One Vendor


Mission-critical, 24x7, Follow-the-sun

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What is an Appliance now?
Building Blocks


Whether Communications or Data Center
Technology has changed, but not the business requirements
Modular: 1 to start, 2 for redundancy, 3+ for Scale / HA / Geo / Tenancy
Right-sized and right-priced
Easy out of the box with everything I need
Easy support one vendor

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What is an Appliance now? (contd)

Unified Unified Business Converged Converged


CM CM Edition 6000 Storage/Compute Infrastructure
4.x 5.0 9.1 9.0+ Appliances Solutions

VM Files

MCS 7800 MCS 7800 UCS TRC

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What does Supported mean?
Guaranteed vs. Guidance-only
Works ?

Cisco Business Edition 6000


Actually Tested /
Validated?
UC on UCS
Tested Reference Configuration
Allowed
UC on UCS
by support
Specs-based
policy? Server TAC-
supported if not 3rd-party Server
working or not Specs-based
performing?

See TAC TechNote #115955

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Clarifying Support Demarcation

3rd-party
App + OS Apps
Software
VM VM VM VM VM
Cisco TAC supports products that are
1. Purchased from Cisco
Virtualization
2. With a valid, paid-up maintenance
OEM Customer-provided contract
Software

Otherwise, warm handoff with triage as


Compute UCS needed.
Hardware etc.

Use converged infrastructure solutions


Network 3rd-party route/switch/fabric to expand coverage.
Hardware
(route/switch/fabric)
and IO adapters on UCS

3rd-party storage arrays


Storage
Hardware RAID adapters on UCS
DAS on UCS

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How to Buy
(Scott)
How To Buy?
Considerations to Purchasing

Existing Cisco UCS customer?


Is there an existing Data Center w/ SAN?
ROI & Project Completion realized much earlier
SAN / Data Center knowledge simplifies deployment
Is UC a driver for implementing SAN?
Number of users in UC solution & applications?
Which group is driving purchase & has budget?
Level of VMware / Virtualization Experience?
Desired VMware feature set?

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Cisco Collaboration Support for Cisco UCS Portfolio

B440 M2
Blade

B420 M3 4S, E7-4800


B230 M2 2S or 4S, E5-4600 4 Disk, 32 DIMM
B200 M3 (SFF) 2S, E7-2800 4 Disk, 48 DIMM
B22 M3 2S, E5-2600 2 Disk, 32 DIMM
2S, E5-2400 2 Disk, 24 DIMM Planned
2 Disk, 12 DIMM
Planned
ISR G2

E160D / E160DP M1
Blade

1S, E5-2428L
E140D / E140DP M1 3 Disk, 3 DIMM
E140S M1 1S, E5-2418L
1S, E3 1105 3 Disk, 3 DIMM C460 M2
2 Disk, 2 DIMM 4S, E7-4800,
C420 M3 12 Disks,
2/4S, E5-4600, 64 DIMM
Rack Mount

C260 M2 16 Disks, 48 DIMM


C240 M3S (SFF) 2S, E7-2800,
2S, E5-2600, 16 Disks, 64 DIMM
C220 M3S (SFF) 24 Disks, 24 DIMM
C24 M3 2S, E5-2600
2S, E5-2400, 8 Disks, 16 DIMM
C22 M3
12/24 Disks, 12 DIMM
1S /2S,E5-2400,
4/8 Disks, 12 DIMM
BE 6000 TRC UC on UCS TRC UC on UCS Specs-Based
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Platform Choices
Purchasing Options

1 Tested Reference
Configuration (TRC)

Additional Server Options

2 Specs-Based

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TRC or Specs Based
Platform Decision Tree and Sizing

Buying UCS YES TRCs Support


YES Select TRC platform based
Start Servers Deployment on chassis and storage

NO
NO
NO
UC Applications
supported with
Specs-Based?

YES

1
Define hardware
requirements (vCPUs,
Select and customize
platform based hardware
RAM, storage) requirements
VMware expertise
Level of TAC support desired
Unified Communications Virtualization Supported Applications:
http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/Unified_Communications_Virtualization_Supported_Applications
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TRC or Specs Based
Offer Comparison

MCS 7800 Appliance UC on UCS TRC UC on UCS Specs- Third Party


Based Specs-Based
Non-virtualized OEM VMware on Cisco Server VMware on 3rd-party
Server
All major UC apps supported UC application dependent
Standalone applications only
Expanded Application Co-residency supported

Short life Running on VMware can artificially extend life


Many SKUs per server Just a few SKUs per server 3rd-party SKUs
Hardware/Software Incompatibilities Less Frequent Incompatibilities due to VMware

Local disks only Basic DAS and FC SAN Options Expanded DAS, NAS and SAN options
Hardware : App costs are 1:1 Hardware : App costs are only 1:n
Turnkey Appliance Traditional
No Server, SAN, VMware expertise Medium to High Server, SAN, VMware High Server, SAN, VMware expertise required
required. expertise required

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UC on UCS TRCs
Capacity (using Unified CM VMs)

40
2XL
20
XL
16
# App
VMs
(per
10 L
Host)

8 S+ (Planned)

5 S M
XS (Planned)
2-4
# Users (per App VM vs. Total)
1K per App VM 2.5K per App VM 2.5K per App VM 7.5K per App VM 10K per App VM
1K Total 2.5K Total > 2.5K Total > 2.5K Total > 2.5K Total

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Shipping TRCs and OEM Virtualization Software

2XL B440 M2 TRC#1 (UCS-B440M2-VCDL1) UC on UCS


Full-width Blade Server, Quad E7-4870 (40-cores), 256 GB
RAM, Diskless, Cisco VIC (UCS M81KR)
XL B230 M2 TRC#1 (UCS-B230M2-VCDL1) UC on UCS
Half-width Blade Server, Dual E7-2870 (20-cores), 128 GB
RAM, Diskless, Cisco VIC (UCS M81KR)
C260 M2 TRC#1 (UCS-C260M2-VCD2) UC on UCS
2RU Rack-mount Server, Dual E7-2870 (10-core / 2.4 GHz), 128
GB RAM, DAS, LOM + 3rd-party NIC
L B200 M3 TRC#1 (UCUCS-EZ-B200M3 or UCSB-EZ-UC-B200M3) UC on UCS
Half-width Blade Server, Dual E5-2680 (16-cores), 96 GB RAM,
Diskless, Cisco VIC 1240 Cisco UC Virtualization Foundation 5.0
R-VMW-UC-FND5-K9
C240 M3S TRC#1 (UCUCS-EZ-C240M3S) UC on UCS |-- VMW-UC-FND5-SNS
2RU Rack-mount Server, Dual E5-2680 (16-cores), 96 GB RAM,
CON-ESW-UCFND5
DAS/SFF, LOM + 3rd-party NICs
UCSS-U-VMW-FND-1-1
M C220 M3S TRC#1 (UCUCS-EZ-C220M3S) UC on UCS UCSS-U-VMW-FND-2-1
1RU Rack-mount Server, Dual E5-2643 (8-cores), 64 GB RAM, UCSS-U-VMW-FND-3-1
DAS/SFF, LOM + 3rd-party NIC UCSS-U-VMW-FND-5-1
S C220 M3S TRC#2 (UCSC-C220-M3SBE=) UC on UCS UCSS-U-VMW-FND-OPS
1RU Rack-mount Server, Dual E5-2609 (8-cores), 32 GB RAM, or BE6K UCSS-U-VMFND-SMS-1
DAS/SFF, LOM only UCSS-UVMFND-SMS-1K

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UC Virtualization
Specs-Based Overview

UCS & Third Party servers on VMware hardware compatible list (HCL)
http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl
Cisco supports UC applications only and not performance of platform
Not all UC applications support Specs Based (UCCE)
Need to review Docwiki for current support
Positioned for customers with extensive virtualization experience
Customer assumes responsibility/risk to configure/scale hardware adequately
Customer expected to perform troubleshooting via VMware vCenter prior to
calling TAC

BRKUCC-2225: Planning and Designing Virtual Unified Communication Solution

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Stack view of Virtualized Collaboration
Management

Supported Apps & Versions


in Apps

Virtual Machine Templates (OVAs)


VM VM VM Sizing & Co-residency Rules
Management
in VMware

Virtualization vSphere ESXi or Cisco UC Virtualization Foundation


Software Full-featured / priced Less features, Lower price
Regular license/support logistics Simplified license/support logistics

Depending on Application
Management

Hardware
in Hardware

UC on UCS TRC
UC on UCS Specs-based
Compute, Support for DAS, Diskless, SAN/NAS,
HP/IBM Specs-based
Network, Storage Adapters also varies for TRC vs. Specs-
based.

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Virtualization Software
VMware Hypervisor Options
Management

Supported Apps & Versions


in Apps

Virtual Machine Templates (OVAs)


VM VM VM Sizing & Co-residency Rules
Management
in VMware

Virtualization vSphere ESXi or Cisco UC Virtualization Foundation


Software Full-featured / priced Less features, Lower price
Regular license/support logistics Simplified license/support logistics

Depending on Application
Management

Hardware
in Hardware

UC on UCS TRC
UC on UCS Specs-based
Compute, Support for DAS, Diskless, SAN/NAS,
HP/IBM Specs-based
Network, Storage Adapters also varies for TRC vs. Specs-
based.

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Virtualization Software
VMware Hypervisor Options
Management
in VMware

Virtualization vSphere ESXi or Cisco UC Virtualization Foundation


Software Full-featured / priced Less features, Lower price
Regular license/support logistics Simplified license/support logistics

Cisco DC TAC Supported Cisco Voice TAC Supported

Upgrades / Patches from Cisco.com Upgrades from Cisco.com


or VMware depending on purchasing
route
Cisco UC Virt. Hypervisor 5.0
VMware vSphere 5.0 / 5.1 Business Edition 6K only
Various Editions: Standard, Enterprise, 2-socket, 16GB vRAM
Enterprise Plus
Cisco UC Virt. Foundation 5.0
Cisco UC app suite
UC on UCS VMware Requirements:
BE6K add-on option
http://docwiki.cisco.com/wiki/Unified_Communications_VMware_Requirement
s 2-socket, 32 GB vRAM

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VMware vSphere Editions
Standard Enterprise Enterprise Plus

vCPU Entitlement 8 vCPU 32 vCPU 64 vCPU

vMotion,
Storage vMotion

High Availability,
Fault Tolerance

Distributed Resources Scheduler (DRS),
Distributed Power Management (DPM)

Distributed Switch, Nexus 1000V

VMwares Feature List for vSphere: http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/buy/editions_comparison.html


VMwares Pricing: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vsphere_pricing.pdf
VMwares vRAM Policy: https://www.vmware.com/download/eula/vram_policy.html

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VMware Purchasing Options
BE6K UC on UCS TRC UC on UCS Specs- Third Party Specs-
Based Based
Cisco UC Virt. Mandatory Not supported Not supported Not supported
Hypervisor (auto-included)
Cisco UC Virt. Optional (add-on to Mandatory to have Mandatory to have Not supported
Foundation BE6K bundle) either Foundation or either Foundation or
VMware vSphere Not supported vSphere. vSphere Mandatory
More powerful server
hardware may not be
able to be fully utilized
with Foundation

VMware vCenter Optional Optional Mandatory Mandatory


Buy from Cisco Mandatory Optional Optional Optional not UC
Foundation
Buy from VMware Not supported Optional Optional Optional
Customer Provide Not supported Optional Optional Optional

VMware free ESXi download Supported (vSphere Hypervisor 5.0 Edition)


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VMware Licensing
Decision Tree
Nexus 1000V
YES
Start needed? Enterprise Plus
NO YES 64 vCPU
Contact Center
& >4 vCPU 32 vCPU
vCPU
NO entitlement Enterprise
YES
Third Party
Servers
8 vCPU
NO YES
Standard
vRAM > 32Gb or
vCPU > 8/VM
VMware features dictate edition selection also:
NO YES BRKUCC-2225: Planning and Designing Virtual
Unified Communication Solution
>2-Socket
Servers

NO UC Foundation
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How To Buy?
Conclusion

Design full UC Architecture first


Understand Cisco UC Virtualization model
Determine environment for solution install
Data Center, SAN, Server Vendor
Desired support model
Cisco TAC front line
Level of VMware expertise
Finalize buying decisions
Platform, Hypervisor

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What Questions Do You Have?

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Need more?

Want more details?


BRKUCC-2225 - Planning and Designing Virtual Unified Communication Solution
BRKUCC-1903 - Migration and Co-Existence Strategy for Unified Communications (UC) or Collaboration
Applications on Unified Computing Systems (UCS)

Planning a migration?
Upgrade Resource Central https://communities.cisco.com/community/partner/collaboration/migration

Want to see us after class? Find us at Meet the Expert (MTE)


James office hours for walk-ins: Monday 1p-3p, Wednesday 11:30a-1p
Scotts office hours for walk-ins: Tuesday 5-6p, Thursday 1-2:30p
Or request a 1:1 via https://www.ciscolive2013.com/connect/publicDashboard.ww

Questions after you go home? Ask the BU at Collaboration User Group


http://communities.cisco.com/community/technology/collaboration/usergroups/collaboration
Technical design information at www.cisco.com/go/uc-virtualized

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